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Welcome to the Ceramics Association of New Zealand (Inc)
Ceramics Association of New Zealand (Ceramics NZ) is the national body for professional and recreational potters throughout the country.

The organisation was formed in 1965 as the New Zealand Society of Potters to provide support for a small group of entrepreneurial potters, the editorial committee for The New Zealand Potter magazine, and their annual National Exhibition.

Its core purpose is to promote excellence in ceramics in New Zealand by providing development opportunities (exhibitions, lectures, workshops from touring artists), promoting awareness, advocating, and by maintaining resources and archives.

As part of this mandate the organisation publishes the national journal Ceramics New Zealand Magazine and maintains a website ceramicsnz.org.


It's time to exhibit in the Deep South!
Dunedin is open for applications!

November  7th - 10th

The More FM Arena
The Edgar Centre

Go to
www.dunedinartshow.co.nz for more information
or contact
John@dunedinartshow.co.nz  022 658 2960
kate@dunedinartshow.co.nz  022 100 7644


Open Ceramics Award - Northland Craft Trust

The Northland Craft trust, in association with Ceramics NZ, is delighted to present the Quarry Arts Centre Open Ceramics award 2019.

This is the second year for this annual event, after our inaugural award in 2018 was such wonderful success. Our aim is to encourage and develop the continuation of excellence in ceramics in New Zealand, and to showcase the unique talents and techniques of New Zealand ceramic artists.

Opening event and winners announced Friday 6th September 5:30pm.

To apply, please download and complete the entry form by visiting the website:

Portage Ceramic Awards

Entries are now open!

This is a courtesy email to let you know that entries for the Portage Ceramic Awards 2019 are now open. Please pass this on to anyone in your group or anyone you think might be interested.

The Premier Portage Ceramic Award carries a prize of $15,000. Up to three Merit Awards totalling $3,000 are also on offer, along with a People’s Choice award of $1,000.

Submissions close on Monday 12 August at 4pm.

Enter online or download an entry form online from the Portage Ceramic Awards page at teuru.org.nz/portage

If you haven't already, follow the Portage Ceramic Awards Facebook page for more updates and information, and sign up to our fortnightly email newsletter for all exhibitions and events at Te Uru.

The Awards Night will be held at Te Uru on Thursday 21 November. We hope to see you there.
The exhibition will run from 22 November 2019 - February 2020.

We wish all the best to those entering this year’s competition!

James Anderson
Gallery Assistant
Kaiawhina Taiwhanga

Ben Carter Interviews

Ben Carter was recently brought to New Zealand by the Ceramics Association of New Zealand. While he was here he took various workshops around the country and interviewed various potters. 

These are the podcasts of those interviews.

Click here for those interviews.

What's On
Start With A Vase - Curated by Sebastian Clarke
Saturday May 18, 2019 - Sunday August 11, 2019
Hastings City Art Gallery
Tea Time Textures - Richard Naylor & Bex Plowman
Saturday July 27, 2019 - Sunday August 4, 2019
Front Room Gallery, 300 Pt Chevalier Road, Auckland
Ceramics NZ Exhibitions

Click any of the images below to see the archived version of the listed exhibition.

Did you know?
You can look through our collection of potters' marks online
Click here to go to the "Potters' Marks page.

Did you know?
There are exhibition opportunities available on this website.
Click here to see the opportunities available at the moment.

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.
Click here to Join Ceramics NZ.

Ceramics NZ,
   PO Box 14680,    Kilbirnie, Wellington 6241     e-mail secretaryceramicsnz@gmail.com
Webmaster - Lawrence Ewing - lawrenceewing8@gmail.com