View from the street

Studio Closed

The studio is closed to BPC members: 

  • Mondays and Wednesdays, 6pm-8.30pm. Wheel classes. Studio closed from 4pm for class preparation. 
  • Tuesdays, 5.30pm-8.30pm. Members’ club night. All members welcome. 
  • Thursdays, 6pm-8.30pm. Handbuild classes. Studio closed from 4pm for class preparation. 
  • Sunday, October 1, 3 -5pm. BPC Committee meeting.

members club night

The club runs a members’ club night on Tuesdays, 5.30-8.30pm.


If anyone needs help or has questions, there will be someone there to help.


Clay available

Please note prices are GST inclusive and are for non-members. Clay prices and stock varies depending on current availability and the prices listed are for the most popular clays.


To buy clay call into the club on a Tuesday or Thursday club day, otherwise contact one of the members listed below to arrange an alternative day/time.

Lynda: 021 803 704

Cat: 021 163 7540

Juliet: 0212711433

Colleen: 021435330

Jules: 0274166192

Approaching Storm – Greg Daly

Greg Daly has been exhibiting since 1975, and continues to celebrate his many years with his chosen art medium of ceramics with a specific focus on glazes.


Greg has been engaged in many exhibitions in Australia and overseas in that time and has achieved enormous success through his long career with 105 solo exhibitions and 36 national and international awards to his name. His work is held in hundreds of private collections and is included in an impressive list of public and corporate collections in Australia and overseas, including those of the National Gallery of Australia and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.  


What has allowed Greg to achieve such success over such a long period of time is his ability to constantly surprise and reinvigorate his audience. Greg is an artist, a teacher and a wonderful advocate for Australian contemporary ceramics internationally.


waiclay 2023

 Waiclay National Ceramics Award has been staged in partnership with Waikato Museum since 2001.


Renowned for promoting excellence in ceramic art practice, this year’s show features works by the Waiclay selector Australian ceramicist and glaze guru Greg Daly.



Artist Margaret MacDonald won the $3,000 Waiclay National Ceramics Premier Award in 2021 with an artwork about climate change in Antarctica.



Important dates:

  • Finalists were notified 1 September 2023.
  • Works to be received at the David Lloyd’s gallery 11-13 September 2023.
  • Exhibition opens 4 November 2023 at Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato




Greg is running a 3 day workshop from  November 4 – 6 at Rotorangi, Cambridge. Cost is $200 for the first 2 days and $100 for the lustre glaze workshop or $270 for both.


Greg will be introducing glazes, glaze testing/developing methods, colour blends and developing the surface of your work.


Click here for entry form. Or click here for more info.

Turn the Tables by Diane Parker, 2022 Premier Award Winner

Excellence in Clay: 51st Annual Members’ Exhibition Waikato Society of Potters

Waikato Society of Potters is holding their 51st annual members’ exhibition at ArtsPost in Hamilton.  The Society has around 200 active members from different cultures and walks of life, and the exhibition showcases a diversity of work and techniques.


The Society and its studio provide a community hub for Waikato potters, with classes, workshops, raku and wood firings, open days and activities to suit all abilities from beginners to professional artists.  


Victoria Street

Hamilton / Kirikiriroa

18 August 2023 – 29 October 2023

Open daily 10am to 5pm

Free entry

clear as mud 2023

Clear As Mud is in its 5th year and as popular as ever. CAM organising committee can’t wait to showcase your pieces and put together a great exhibition open to all. All set for Labour weekend 2023 at the Waihi Museum.
Click here to download the entry form. Please read carefully as there have been a few changes.
  • New bank account no
  • Deadline date for entries was 31st August
  • Date for entries, titles and price is now separate and due 30th September via email
  • Please include bio with photo with your entry

The Pot House

BPC members may be interested in a group show which could be themed such as an all mug show. 


There is a fee of $300 to exhibit in the space for a period of 3 weeks. This is to cover the rent and any exhibition installation costs. The Incubator takes a 15% commission on any sales for the duration of the exhibition.


If anyone is interested in a show in the Pothouse, complete the exhibition form: Exhibition Nitty Gritty | the-incubator (


For further details email the Gallery and Exhibition Coordinator, Kalou





A ceramics awards of some kind has been running in Northland for 20 years. For the first 15 years it came under the name of the ‘Northland Potters Award’. This was started by Susie Leigh Rogers as part of an initiative with New Zealand Potters to celebrate local ceramics artists. This event was for Northland potters only and was a $1000 acquisitive award sponsored by the Whangarei District Council (WDC). The pottery acquired by the WDC during this time is on display in Forum North and the Botanical Gardens.


In 2018 the coordination of the Awards was handed over to the Quarry Arts Centre. In 2022 the name changed to Quarry Ceramics Awards with additional awards added and the prize pool expanded. The awards included a National Award named the “Open Ceramics Award”, with $1000 prize money, Works are now accepted from around Aotearoa/ New Zealand, as long as they are made from predominantly ceramic material.


The Quarry Ceramic Awards are proudly hosted by the Northland Craft Trust and exhibited in the Yvonne Rust Gallery, at the Quarry Arts Centre (Whangarei). 



Entries for the 2023 Ceramic Awards closed on Saturday 27 August. 



  • Open Ceramics Award – Top Prize
  • Open Ceramics Runner Up
  • Youth Award – new (25 & Under)
  • Judges’ Merit Awards
  • Quarry Kiln Award
  • People’s Choice Award


Quarry Ceramic Awards, Whangarei

October 13 – November 11

10am – 3pm


Workshop #1 – Anna Campbell

Ceramic and mixed media piece. The work is inspired by still life compositions in her studio – road cone, gas bottle and dirty rag – all made of ceramic – on an aged wooden shelf.

r t nelson awards for sculpture 2024

These awards recognise excellence in New Zealand sculpture and seek to foster a market for small scale sculpture, so collectors can enjoy them at home.


The awards are valued at $20,000 with a premier prize of $15,000 rewarding creative talent and craftsmanship, and five highly commended prizes of $1000 each.


Richard T Nelson is a philanthropist and art lover who has called Wellington home for the past 25 years. He wishes to reward true craftsmanship and technique through the awards which he began in 2021.


The 2023 winners were announced at a private function on June 1 by judge Lynne Sandri, with Lower Hutt ceramic artist Anna Campbell being awarded the $15,000 Premier Award.


Congratulations to BPC member Christine Cousineau, who was a finalist with her work – Badass Hero.





Entries close on October 31. Click here to enter.