Bethlehem Pottery Club

Whether you’re an experienced potter or a newcomer to clay, you’re welcome at Bethlehem Pottery Club.

We offer a place for members to come together, share experience, gain knowledge and learn new skills.

We also offer introductory and intermediate handbuilding classes.

Our studio is located at 13 Bethlehem Road, Tauranga, just before the first entrance to the Bethlehem Shopping Mall.

Studio and Gallery

The studio and gallery are always open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, when members meet for club days. At other times, if the pottery flag is out, we’re open, so pop in and say hi – we’d love to meet you!


Information about joining our club will soon be available on our new website. In the meantime, please email us to find out more. Our fees are $60 per annum, plus an initial one-off joining fee of $50. Email:

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Our studio provides a range of equipment for members to use, including eight pottery wheels, kilns, a slab roller, extruders and plenty of working and drying space. We also have a well-stocked glaze room and glazing equipment.

We run at least two exhibitions each year, including our prestigious BayClay. If you would like to go on the mailing list to be notified of our exhibitions, please send us an email.

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Deaf Association Visit - 2019
Bayclay 2019

Supreme Award was given to the above work.
"Two headed unicorn brush set"

Cat Thompson - Supreme Award Winner

The Wheel Throwing Award was given to Murray Garner
"Shino Vessel"

Wheel Throwing Award.

Lindsay Butler - Handbuilding Award & Peoples Choice Award
"Jester - rats & mice"

Anett Pilz was a merit award winner.
" Tray with 5 dishes & spoons"

Dorothy Armstrong was another merit award winner.
"Romeo - British bull terrier"

Anneil Yeatman - First time exhibitor Award
"Textured Vessel"
The following images show areas in our club.

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