Craft Potters Nelson

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Craft Potters Gallery
Mon - Sat: 10am to 4pm
Sun - 1pm to 4pm
Contact Details
Phone: 03 - 544 - 5172
Address: 202 Ranzau Rd West,
(Turn right at the Dairy)

Craft Potters Nelson Inc. is a group of about 40 people who enjoy meeting and making pots. We operate from our own premises, which includes a Gallery with a variety of quality domestic and sculptural pots for sale, in Ranzau Road, Hope near Richmond (Nelson).

Our equipment is extensive, including electric kilns, gas, wood and Raku kilns.

We are a friendly group who enjoy social occasions; we also encourage new members.

Weekly classes with experienced tutors are offered from February to December for 4 terms. These take place on Wednesday mornings and may be attended by members or non members on a casual basis.

Craft Potters usually has four key workshop weekends during the year. These workshops are varied in content and taken by different potters from the Nelson region, each bringing his or her considerable talents so workshop potter learners can be exposed to and explore an extensive variety of pottery techniques.
In addition, the club hosts raku days or weekends and sometimes pit or wood firing days or weekends.

Diploma in Ceramic Arts

This 2-year full-time or 4 years part-time course provides a unique opportunity to gain a Diploma in Ceramic Arts.  It is offered through Otago Polytechnic as a distance course at our premises at Craft Potters in Nelson.

This course, is for those wishing to develop and advance pottery skills while completing a diploma. Support is provided in areas such as Art History, Glaze and Drawing through Otago Polytechnic's online programme.

For further information please email us on:
or phone (03) 544 5172

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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