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Wellclay Premier Award - Mandy Gargiulo - WaveBowl

The 59th National Exhibition is currently on show at Expressions Whirinaki Arts and Entertainment Centre, 836 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt. 

The following artists were winners in the CANZ 59th National Exhibition:

Wellclay Premier Award Mandy Gargiulo WaveBowl
CANZ Award Shannon Boyd Snowballs with Sunshine
Primo Clays Functional Excellence Award Jo Howard Sleeping Cat
Bot Pots Non-Functional Excellence Award Tammy Kuypers Xt+1=Kxt(-xt)(Chaos)
Nelson Potters Supplies Merit Award Margaret Sumich Handle with Care
Vessel First time Exhibitor Award Mike Page On reflection

Soon we will have a link to artists who exhibited in the full exhibition.

Sunday 23 September
Monday 24 September
Exhibition closes, buyers collect work till 4 pm
Remaining work to be collected or couriered

Los Angeles Artist to Judge 2018 Portage Ceramic Awards.

This year’s Portage Ceramic Awards, Aotearoa’s best-known survey of contemporary ceramic activity, will be judged by American artist Bari Ziperstein.

Ziperstein is at the forefront of a thriving ceramic scene in Los Angeles. As well as gallery-based exhibitions and site-specific public installations, Ziperstein also produces functional ceramics through her company, BZippy & Co.

Ziperstein will select finalists and winners for this prestigious event, organised and hosted each year by Te Uru in Titirangi with support from The Trusts Community Foundation.

“We are excited about bringing a judge across the Pacific, from the American West Coast to Auckland’s West Coast,” says Te Uru Director, Andrew Clifford.

Portage Ceramic Awards 2018 judge Bari Ziperstein and her work Propaganda Pots, Nino Mier Gallery, 2018

Ceramics NZ Touring Potters Scheme 2018 - Ben Carter (USA)

The Ben Carter workshops wrapped up at the end of May. This was a huge success and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who took part and embraced this opportunity. I would especially like to thank Ali Goodman, Nicola Dench and all the hard working workshop coordinators that helped make this happen. Also to everyone that offered accommodation, catering and your kind hospitality to Ben. Your support will allow us to grow this program and create more opportunities like this. We’ll keep you posted!

A gallery of photo’s from this tour is available for view on this website along with the full interview with Ben, (excerpt of this originally published in Ceramics NZ magazine Issue 1).

Click here to see the interview and photos.

If you have any photos you would like to share on this page please send them to our web administrator Lawrence at lawrenceewing8@gmail.com.

Special thanks to Creative NZ

Ngā Mihi

Meagan Blake

Call for Entries - 1 June 2018

UKU Clay Hawkes Bay is a new biennial National Ceramic Award to be held in the Hawkes Bay region. It will be a selected exhibition showcasing the best work from ceramic artists from around New Zealand.

Awards for 2018 will be announced soon.

UKU Clay 2018 will be held at the CAN Gallery, Napier from Saturday 27th October to Wednesday 21st November 2018.

We are delighted that ceramic artist John Parker has kindly agreed to be our first selector and exhibition designer for 2018.

Submissions are invited from emerging and established ceramic artists throughout New Zealand.

Key Dates

Call for Submissions is Now Open Entry $25.00 limited to one entry per artist.
Friday 31st August 2018   Closing date for entries.
Monday 8th October 2018   Finalists announced.
Monday 15th-Thursday 18th October 2018 Works to be received.
Saturday 27th October 2018  Opening at CAN Gallery Napier.
Sunday 28th October 10-11am Floor talk with John Parker.
28th October to 21st November 2018 Exhibition Dates.
Thursday 22nd November 2018  Collection of unsold local work.


Napier City Creative Communities NZ.
Hastings City Creative Communities NZ.
Primo Clays.
Tennyson Gallery.


Natham Crossan & Annette Bull
148 Ferry Road,
Hawkes Bay 4102
Phone: (06) 870 0842 or 027 222 8858
Email:    upmuddycreek@xtra.co.nz
Web:     annettebull.co.nz

UKU Clay Entry Form.pdf
UKU Clay Conditions of Entry.pdf

The Rick Rudd Foundation invites entries for the $10,000 Emerging Practitioner in Clay Award

The Trustees of the Rick Rudd Foundation are pleased to announce the inaugural Emerging Practitioner in Clay Award.

$10,000 will be awarded to the entrant selected by the trustees, studio potter, Rick Rudd; ceramic artist and co-owner of Rayner Brothers Gallery, Paul Rayner and IT consultant and art collector with a focus on ceramics, Tom Seaman.

The Trustees would appreciate the attached information and entry form being passed on to anyone who may be interested.

For enquiries phone 06 348 5555 or email quartz.award@gmail.com.

Important Dates

  • Entries close 4pm, Saturday 30 June 2018
  • Finalists advised by Tuesday 31 July 2018
  • Last day for exhibition works to arrive at Quartz - 4pm, Wednesday 15 August 2018
  • Awards announced Monday 24 September 2018
  • Exhibition at Quartz from 25 September 2018 to 31 March 2019
More information about the competition
Conditions of entry
Entry Form

What's On
Our Waimak Neighbours
Friday August 3, 2018 - Thursday August 30, 2018
Selwyn Gallery, Darfield, Canterbury
The Rooms - a special exhibition at the Elms
Saturday August 4, 2018 - Wednesday October 24, 2018
15 Mission St, Tauranga
Quarry Arts Centre - Open Ceramic Award
Saturday August 25, 2018 - Monday September 10, 2018
Quarry Arts Centre, 21 Selwyn Avenue, Whangarei

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Ceramics NZ 50th Anniversary Mosaics

To celebrate 50 years since incorporation we are constructng a mosaic of current members work. Simply click on an image to enlarge it and discover the name of the potter.

The mosaic page click here

Ceramics NZ Exhibitions

Click any of the images below to see the archived version of the listed exhibition.

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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