Marlborough Community Potters
Our clubroom is situated over the railway line in Dillon's Point Road, Blenheim.

Equipment in the clubroom includes 3 electric kilns, a raku kiln, a wood fired kiln, 7 electric wheels, a slab roller and an extruder.  Also plentiful glaze making materials.

The group runs classes with experienced tutors for both adults and children.  Regular tutors include Ursula Edwards, Fran Maguire and Debs Hall.  Sara Scott and Valerie Maynard also do occasional classes.

The club has been running for over 30 years and has 60 members from around the Marlborough Region.

Click here to download the membership application form.
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December - 2013
Paul Pepworth of Decopot at his March 2013
demonstration.


Activities of the group include

  • a monthly newsletter
  • regular sales days
  • annual exhibition of members' work
  • regular courses and workshops
  • a club evening every fortnight (Mondays)
  • an annual bus tour to local, or not so local, potteries
  • a Christmas party
  • regular working bees to keep the place clean and tidy
  • an active firing schedule including wood, raku and barrel/pit firings


Marlborough Community Potters are calling for entries to their 2016 Ceramic Awards Exhibition. (see poster on the left)

Click here for the entry form.
Office Holders

President
Sara Scott sarascottnz@gmail.com
Vice President Rome Lopez-Diaz  
Secretary
Wendy Florence
wendyflorence5@gmail.com
Treasurer Kate O'Sullivan osuvfamily@icloud.com
Exhibition & New Members contact Glen Waters gwaters@xtra.co.nz

Members' Websites

Ursula Edwards
http://www.ursula-edwards.co.nz
Fran Maguire http://franmaguire.co.nz
Sara Scott http://www.essonsvalley.com
Renate von Petersdorff http://www.taitanepottery.co.nz

Annual Exhibition - 2013

Marlborough Community Potters, held their Annual Exhibition at the Gillan Gallery, Blenheim from 26 Oct to 11 Nov 2013.  Their guest exhibitor is Graham Baskiville-Robinson, and the major theme of the exhibition is non-electric firing (ie wood, anagama, raku, gas and barrel/pit firing).  Ten members of MCP took part (Steve Holtum, Sam Rodgers, Sue James, Ross Dalton, Frank Graham, Renate von Petersdorff, Marnie Campbell, Debbie Hall, Glen Waters and Kara Pohatu).


Ross Dalton with his winning exhibit, based on an
Italian town, San Bartolomed Al Mare.

Fran Maguire opened the exhibition on the evening of Friday October 25th, congratulating all the exhibitors on an exciting and visually arresting exhibition.  She then presented Ross Dalton with an Excellence Award, which had been judged by herself with the help of Jill Van Angeren. 

Merit Awards went to Frank Graham and Sam Rodgers. 

All three awards were due to the generosity of Mike Rogers, South Street Gallery, Nelson.  Thanks were also given to Lawson’s Dry Hills for the wine, and to Toni Gillan for the use of her gallery.


Sam Rodgers beside several of his 14 gas fired pieces

Frank Graham's Merit Award winning piece, wood fired

Happenings at Marlborough Community Potters



Darryl Frost firing our wood kiln.

Debs Hall opening our wood kiln

Anne Gutsell teaching her grandson how to throw

Participants in the Janet Green workshop, Sept 2012


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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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