South Canterbury Pottery Group Inc

Welcome ...

If you are a potter or interested in learning the craft, come and see us at the South Canterbury Pottery Group. We welcome anyone interested in pottery and especially welcome new members. We have clubrooms at 17 White Street, Timaru.

If you’d like information or a membership application form, phone or email our secretary, Julian Maze.


Our annual subscriptions are currently $60.00 with a lower rate of $50.00 for secondary or tertiary students. The subscription year runs from 1 January until 31 December so subscriptions are due by 31 January. If you join after 30 June, half rates apply.  

If you join the club, you can become a key holder for the cost of the key and gain access the clubrooms to work when you like unless classes, schools and meetings are on.


The club is administered by a committee that welcomes new members. The committee meets at the clubrooms in the evening, every second Thursday in the month

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Chris McAuslin
027 31 36 360
Julian Maze
021 548485.
Marita Bool and
Pam Buckingham

What do we offer? Members can access:


Marita Bool:

  • Beginner-intermediate class Monday 6pm-8pm and an
  • Intermediate- advanced class Thursdays 6pm -8 pm.
  • There is a possibility of private lessons by arrangement.
  • Ring Marita on 022 36 64 277

Pam Buckingham:

  • Beginner wheel class Tuesdays 1pm-7pm
  • Ring Pam on 03 689 7460 or 027 49 10 959

Club Days.

Call in and work any Wednesday from 10 a.m. on. Other members may be there so there is a chance to meet other potters. Talk, share, Learn.


The club owns its rooms at 17 White Street. There is a large work area, glaze store and kiln room as well as a lounge.

We have:

  • 6 electric wheels,
  • An extruder and slab roller.
  • 3 electric kilns and fire bisque, earthenware and stoneware. Charges are made for each firing which must be booked with the kiln monitor.
  • Raku firings are held during the year.
  • A collection of pots from renowned potters and a small library of pottery books which may be borrowed.


The committee meets monthly.

We try to arrange regular workshops and club days at which members can learn new techniques or develop existing skills. We also try to hold Raku firings through the year and Wednesdays are club days where you may meet other members.

We hold an annual exhibition each year at the Aigantighe Art Gallery. This gives us an opportunity to showcase and sell our best works to the public.

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