Manawatu Pottery Society Inc

Manawatu Pottery Society (MPS) is a small and friendly pottery club. We operate in the Feilding Railway Station, Aorangi St, Feilding.

Club sessions are on Wednesday nights (5:30-8:30 pm) and the first and third Saturdays of each month (10 am-4 pm).

MPS welcomes visitors and new members, and encourages participation from beginners onwards in a friendly, social and relaxed atmosphere.

Note: Due to an increase in popularity, Manawatu Pottery Society has decided to temporarily close membership. When membership is again open, we will notify you.

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Clay Studio:
Railway Station, Aorangi Street,

Postal Address:
c/-16 Milverton Ave
Palmerston North
  John Gregory
06 323 6828
  Dave Robinson
  Amy Edwards
Pottery equipment in the fully equipped clay studio is available for use by all. 

The club recently purchased a raku kiln and our committee members have been busy testing it out, and creating some exciting pieces.  We look forward to holding firings in the very near future with club members and the public.

Lucia and Shalome getting ready to Raku!
MPS committee members, Gayle, Dave, John and
Shalome, setting up
Beautiful raku pieces.

We also hold a variety of workshops.  The recent workshop on moulds, held by master potter, Bruce Walford, was an exciting day of plaster and slip, where participants learned the ins and outs of mould making and pouring from Bruce.

Bruce, showing us how it’s done!

A great turnout for the moulds workshop
We also recently reached a milestone 50th anniversary, which was celebrated during our annual exhibition at the Feilding Arts and District Society. 

There was a wonderful turnout at the opening night, and a selection of works on display are captured here.

Open category 1st place -  Paula Moore, "Street wise"

Beginners merit – Lou Tulett

One of our youngest exhibitors enjoying the exhibition

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