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Ceramics NZ Council Elected at AGM 2017 (Photo - Nicola Dench)
Nicole Kolig
Aimee McCleod
Anthea Grob
Jane McCulla
Ali Goodman
Nicola Dench
Meagan Blake


Ceramics NZ is an incorporated society which is administered by a council made up of:

  • a president
  • two vice presidents
  • an immediate past president
  • an administrator (Secretary/treasurer)
  • seven regional council members
  • the editor of Ceramics New Zealand
  • the web manager of ceramicsnz.org


The general administration of the society is managed by the administrator who coordinates monthly "Skype meetings" under the guidance of the president. At present information is emailed out to Council and a monthly "Skype" meeting is arranged. Issues and motions are discussed at the Skype meeting, Motions proposed are emailed out to all council members in the form of a voting paper. The results are recorded in official minutes which are available in the "Members Area".

Conferences are an opportunity for the council to meet face-to-face which they do in a meeting which is followed up by the AGM.


Regional Council Members communicate with the members in their region on a regular basis familiarizing them with current issues and collecting feedback which may influence their council decisions.

Members may also express their opinions via the Members Only forum which is available to them when logged in to the Members Area or via "Letters to the Editor" of Ceramics New Zealand or the e-newsletter.

For more details about the structure and administration of Ceramics NZ members may consult the constitution which is available when logged in to the members area.

Following is a list of the current Ceramics NZ Council.

Louis Kittleson
14 Brewster St
Phone: 07 866 8866
Email: tokateaclayworks@gmail.com

Vice President 2
(elected by Council)
Jane McCulla
14 Ngatea Rd
Diamond Harbour
Christchurch 8971
Phone: 03 3299619
Email: janemcculla@gmail.com
Past President
Kelvin Bradford
9 Freemans Way
Upper Hutt
Phone: 021 081 45594
Email: cavern@ihug.co.nz

Ali Goodman
PO Box 82
Phone: 09 929 9336
Email: gingerjandal@gmail.com

Emily Siddell
36 Leslie Avenue
Auckland 1025
Phone: 09 815 5993
Email: emily.steve@xtra.co.nz

Central North Island
Laurie Steer
226 Ocean View Rd
Mt Maunganui
Tauranga 3116
Email: larry@larrysteahouse.com

Kate O'Sullivan
Dillons Point
Phone: 03 578 4006
Email: marlboroughpotters@gmail.com

Wellington/Western Districts
Nicola Dench
The Clay Penguin
13 Hector Street
Wellington 6022
Phone: 04 938 3356
Email: theclaypenguin@hotmail.com

Canterbury/West Coast
Jane McCulla
14 Ngatea Rd
Diamond Harbour
Christchurch 8971
Phone: 03 3299619
Email: janemcculla@gmail.com

Nicole Kolig
P.O. Box 50
Phone: 03 4780911
Email: kolig@xtra.co.nz

Meagan Blake
PO Box 14680
Wellington 6241
Email: secretaryceramicsnz@gmail.com

Ceramics New Zealand Editor
Laura Pearce
508 Shakespeare Tce
Bluff Hill
Napier 4110
Email: laurapearcenz@gmail.com

Web Manager
Lawrence Ewing
1016 Ellis Rd
Five Rivers
Phone: 03 973 5997
Email: lawrenceewing8@gmail.com

Ceramics Association of New Zealand

Registered as an incorporated society in 1965 by an enthusiastic group of potters in Wellington, New Zealand, Ceramics NZ has grown to become a significant international voice in New Zealand ceramics. The affiliation of about three dozen independent pottery clubs throughout New Zealand together with a number of corporate businesses greatly increases its effective membership. We are a national, not-for-profit organisation representing the interests of practising potters and ceramicists, students of ceramics and all those interested in New Zealand ceramics. We actively support and promote quality, and we encourage and support specialist ceramics education nationally.
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