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Canterbury Potters Association

Avice Hill Community Reserve,
395 Memorial Avenue,
Christchurch


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Contacts
PO Box 29424,
Riccarton,
Christchurch 8041
Email:canterburypotters@gmail.com
Phone
027 768 8377
President / Clay Stock Manager:
Darren Saunder - typhon@xtra.co.nz -
021 19 22 555
Immediate Past President / Archives and Collection Co-ordinator:
Ngarita Wright - (03) 360 2945 ngaritaw@gmail.com
Secretary
Grace Campbell - 022 656 2713 campbell.gb@gmail.com
Vice President/Membership Secretary
Trish Morant -  03 981 6355 trish.morant@gmail.com
Treasurer
Toni Thomas - 021 769 623 toni@tonithomasdesign.co.nz 

Program Co-ordinater

Lorraine Bonisch - lorraine.bonisch@gmail.com
Ngarita Wight - 03 360 2945 ngaritaw@gmail.com


Avice Hill opened the workshop on August 19, 1989.

CPA is a 53 year old Association with about 120 members. We are a sociable group, interested in all aspects of pottery and welcome as members all who wish to learn about our craft.

Due to the generosity of Mrs. Avice Hill our workshop is set in a garden reserve near the Commodore Motor Inn, about a kilometre back from the airport.

Newsletter

We publish a lively quarterly newsletter, The Canterbury Potter, with information about coming club events, articles of technical and general interest and a diary of pottery events in Canterbury including those run by other pottery groups.

Avice Hill

Avice Hill gifted the land on which our workshop stands together with a very substantial donation towards the cost of the building.  A further large loan to help us complete the building was forgiven in her will when she died in 2004.

Classes

The Canterbury Potters Association holds weekly classes and lectures and workshops through out the year on many different aspects of pottery. There are also kiln-building workshops and specialty firings.  Students are encouraged to attend these club activities.

For adult classes, clay and other materials may be purchased from Pottery suppliers or from the tutor. A small charge is made for glazing and firing.

Tutors

Margaret Ryley Frederika Ernsten
margaretryley@clear.net.nz frederika@cyberexpress.co.nz
Terry Gallie Jane McCulla
terrypot@xtra.co.nz janemcculla@gmail.com
Andrew Carran Alyse Oliver
03 3108453 alyseoliver@hotmail.com

Adult Classes
See class timetable below.  Contact the tutor concerned to reserve your place.


All day Wednesday is CLUB DAY, class students and members welcome if you have a key.
Room
charges apply $3 per morning, afternoon and evening session. Also please sign in and out.

Class Timetable 2017

395 Memorial Ave, Avice Hill Reserve, Burnside. Email:canterburypotters@gmail.com                
Adult Classes: See class timetable below.  Contact the tutor concerned to reserve your place.
Childrens Classes: There is a children’s class on Monday afternoon. Contact the tutor concerned.
All day Wednesday is CLUB DAY, class students and members welcome if you have a key. Room charges apply $3 per morning, afternoon and evening session. Also please sign in and out.

Time Description Contact

Monday 10-12pm
8 Week term $100 per term
Term 1 13th Feb-3rd March
Term 2 2nd May-20th June
Term 3 24th July-11th Sept
Term 4 16th Oct-11th Dec 

Hand-building and wheel thrown work taught. Exploring various techniques and surface
treatments. Considering form and suitable scale of pieces.

$110 for 8 week term. Clay and firings extra.

Jane McCulla
0226353911 janemcculla@gmail.com
www.janemccullaceramics.com
facebook/Jane McCulla Ceramics

Monday 7-9pm
Starting 13th February to 29th May
21st August to 11th December

CLASS FULL
$190.00 per 15 week term. Payable at the first class
Wheelwork, form, function, glazing and the firing of students work each month.

Frederika Ernsten
frederika@cyberxpress.co.nz

Tuesday 9.30-11.30 am
7th February-16th May
1st   August-17th Nov

All aspects of clay work taught from beginner to advanced. 15 week term with 2 week school holiday break. $195 per term.

Margaret Ryley
03 3138406
margaretryley@clear.net.nz

Tuesday 1-2.15pm
Term time

Horizon Pottery class

Akane Nakao

Tuesday 7-9pm
Term 1      
Term 2
Term 3
Term 4

CLASS FULL
From beginners to advanced. Hand building, press moulding, throwing and glaze techniques are the focus of this class. Varying number of weeks per term. (see on left)

Terry Gallie
03 351 9623
terrypot@xtra.co.nz

Wednesday is club day from 11- 9pm. You need to be a member and have a key to use the rooms.
Contact Trish Morant to become a member: canterburypotters@gmail.com

Thursday 10-12 am
Starting Term1. 9th  February-6th April
Term 2. May 4th --29th June
Term 3 July 27th-Sep 21st
Term 4 October 19th-Dec 14th

CLASS FULL
$120. 00 per 9 week term payable at the first class. Term is 9 weeks.

Wheelwork, form, function, glazing and the firing of students work each month.

Frederika Ernsten

frederika@cyberxpress.co.nz

Thursday  7-9pm
Term 1 9th Feb - 6th April
Term 2 4th May- 6th July
Term 3 27th July -21st Sept
Term 4 19th Oct - 14th Dec

 

CLASS FULL
This weekly class will focus on the core skills necessary for wheel thrown pottery. Students will be introduced to working on the wheel and to basic clay forms as they become confident $120 per term.

Alyse Oliver
alyseoliver@hotmail.com

Friday 9.30am-12pm
Term time

Skill Wise Pottery class

Mary Lou Foate

Saturday 9am-12pm
Term 1 11th Feb - 8th April
Term 2 6th May - 8th July 8
Term 3 30th July - 30th Sept
Term 4 22nd Oct - 16th Dec

No pottery experience required
Cost: $120 per term to be paid in full on the first day .
Course content:
Handbuilding and decorating techniques for beginners in T1. Wheel basics in T2-4. Project development for experienced potters. Glazes and glazing for everyone.

Contact Andrew to register or for more details.
03 310 8453 , 021 026 55395,
jandacarran@vodafone.co.nz

For adult classes, clay and other materials may be purchased from Pottery suppliers or from the tutor. A small charge is made for glazing and firing.


Equipment for members use

We have facilities for a wide range of pottery techniques. These include three electric kilns, a gas kiln, raku kiln, pit kiln, electric and kick wheels, slab roller, extruder, glaze spray booth and an extensive library of books, pottery magazines and videos.

Our pottery collection includes the cross section of English pottery bought by Avice Hill and her husband, Frank, on their 1951 tour of England, and work made by many visiting potters.

Workshops

CPA was delighted to run a workshop led by Rick Rudd who was in Christchurch to select for the Canterbury Fired Up Exhibition held at the Canterbury Museum 9th-19th May 2013.

Rick was very willing to share his vast knowledge and aquired skills of over 40 years developing techniques in handbuilding, creating pinched and coiled teapot forms.

Rick Rudd in action 

Canterbury Potters Exhibition - 2017 at Canterbury Museum

Nelson Supplies Selectors Choice Amy Michaels

Amy Michaels - Selector's Choice
Decopots Merit Awards Nickie Loe
  Marion Tiplin
Avice Hill Memorial Prize Takaai Sakaguchi
Guest Exhibitor & Selector Sue Newitt
Click here to see the full exhibition.  
Avice Hill Art and Craft Fair

In February we open our rooms to the general public during the Avice Hill Art & Craft Fair with demonstrations and sales of members' work. From time to time we also mount a sales and publicity stall at local malls and fairs.



Annual Raku BBQ

Every year on the 5th of November club and class members are invited to this annual event.  On this evening we combine a group Raku firing with a pot luck barbeque and fireworks.

 



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