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Remember under Covid-19 Framework ORANGE:

Sign in, sanitise hands, wear a mask and keep at least a one metre social distance. If you are sick, stay home.

View from the street

Studio Closed

The studio is closed: 

  • Wednesday and Thursday, 6 – 8.30pm. Handbuild classes. Studio closed from 4pm for class preparation.
  • Monday and Tuesday, 6 – 8.30pm. Wheel classes. Studio closed from 4pm for class preparation.
  • Monday, July 11, 9am -12.45pm. School holiday children’s class. Studio prep from 8am.
  • Friday, July 15, 9am -12.45pm. School holiday class. Studio prep from 8am.
  • Saturday, July 16, 10am – 2pm. BPC Annual General Meeting. 
  • Monday, July 18, 9am -12.45pm. School holiday children’s class. Studio prep from 8am.
  • Wednesday, July 20, 9am -12.45pm. School holiday children’s class. Studio prep from 8am.
  • Saturday, July 30 10am – 2pm. Public exhibition of the children’s classes. All welcome to come and view the work.

Important information

 

All members are able to go to the club rooms from Tuesday 5 April. Day visitors will also be allowed again.

As Covid is still very much in our community, and Omicron is highly infectious, we expect everyone to continue wearing masks while using the studio, unless you are the only person there. Scanning in is no longer required but please continue to ‘sign in’, and stay home if you are unwell. The door code will be sent out on Monday evening.

 

In the event of a confirmed case of Covid-19 having been at the club within the previous 24 hours, all surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected as per Government guidelines.

 

Under the traffic light system:

RED:

  • Compulsory mask wearing
  • Signing in
  • Social distancing 
  • Stay home if you are unwell

ORANGE:

  • Compulsory mask wearing
  • Signing in
  • Social distancing 
  • Stay home if you are unwell

GREEN:

  • Masks may not be required
  • Sign in
  • Stay home if you are unwell.
Clay

Clay available

  • White stoneware with grog & without grog $32
  • White stoneware with grog & without grog $27
  • PW20 $37
  • Macs Mud white stoneware 20kg $62
  • Pot white $37
  • BRT $42
  • Terracotta $35
  • Raku
  • Sculptural
  • Paperclay

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

Our Work

NEW MEMBERS' AFTERNOON

Clay, Cuppa & Chat
 
New and not so new members are welcome to come along for an open afternoon at the club.
 
Members will be there to answer questions and help with anything clay.
 
We run these afternoons once a month on Sundays. 
Example of kurinuki bowl
 

workshop at rotorua potters group

Kurinuki 2 day workshop 
Elena Renker
Saturday, July 2, 10am – 3pm and Sunday, July 3, 10am – 3pm
Cost: $180, includes 10kg clay
 

Kurinuki means emptying the inside of the pot and is a traditional Japanese form of hand-building. This tradition involves shaping a solid block of clay and carving out a vessel. The technique implies a more sculptural approach to clay forming, thus creating an excellent interior and exterior of the item. The aim of Kurinuki ceramics is to craft pottery spontaneously so that it looks “alive.” For this purpose, the potter creates raw and sculptural vessels and avoids refined and smooth finishing. The vessels you will make will include boxes, sake cups, tea bowls, vases and more.

 

If you are interested in the workshop, please email rotoruapottersworkshops@gmail.com. The workshop is suitable for all levels.

 
 
 

handbuilding workshop with jenni taris

“For me clay is the vehicle to take my inner emotions on a journey into infinite creativity. Using illusions of form, showing physical strength and the inner emotion to give answers to questions. This journey includes and extends my family life by sharing this harmony and embedding it into the sculptural form without losing the texture and soul of the clay”.
 

Bethlehem Pottery Club members only.

Date: to be confirmed. Possibly July

Cost: $110.00 includes 10kg clay

 
Please note, Jenni has requested that only members with a vaccine pass attend her workshop.
 
 
 
 

The Pot House

BPC members may be interested in a group show which could be themed such as an all mug show. AnettPilz is having a solo show there next month.

 

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.

 

The dates available for 2022 are:

15 July – 14 August

16 September – 9 October

14 October – 6 November

 

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

 

For further details email the Gallery and Exhibition Coordinator, Kalou  exhibitions@theincubator.co.nz

 

 
 
 

cape to cape 2022

Cape to Cape 2022 is our Regional Ceramics Competition. With some of the best submissions we’ve ever seen expected, this year is looking promising! If you would like to know more, visit our submission page below.

Clear as mud 2022

 

 
 
 

UYLP Pottery Exhibition
Unearth Your Local Potter

NZ Academy of Fine Arts, 1 Queen’s Wharf, Wellington Waterfront
May 26 – June 27
10am – 5pm