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Welcome to Ceramics Association of New Zealand (Inc)
Ceramics Association of New Zealand (Ceramics NZ) is the national body for professional and recreational potters throughout the country.

The organisation was formed in 1965 as the New Zealand Society of Potters to provide support for a small group of entrepreneurial potters, the editorial committee for The New Zealand Potter magazine, and their annual National Exhibition.

Its core purpose is to promote excellence in ceramics in New Zealand by providing development opportunities (exhibitions, lectures, workshops from touring artists), promoting awareness, advocating, and by maintaining resources and archives.

As part of this mandate the organisation publishes the national journal Ceramics New Zealand Magazine and maintains this website.

Rosemary Perry has Died

Tatyanna Meharry reported from Christchurch. The following is taken from a Lamb & Hayward obituary published on the 9th January in the Press.

PERRY, Rosemary Elizabeth (nee Carr):

Passed away on January 5, 2021, aged 92 years. Dearly loved wife of Ted, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Richard and Julie, and Susan and Robert, adoring gran of William, Edward, Alexandra, Ned, Miranda, Michael, and Jamima, great-grandmother of Matilda, and Sebastian. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Rosemary Perry c/- PO Box 36562, Merivale, Christchurch 8146. A private service for Rosemary will be held.

She was a Life Member of the Ceramics Association of New Zealand.

Emerging Practitioner in Clay Award

RICK RUDD is pleased to announce the second Emerging Practitioner in Clay Award.  The value of the Award has been increased to $12,000 and there are new criteria for entry.

Entries must be submitted by 30 June 2021 and the Award winner will be announced on 20 September 2021 via social media.

Please alert anyone you know who has been working with clay for 5 years or less that they could be eligible to enter.

Information, conditions and entry forms are attached and are available from: www.quartzmuseum.org.nz and quartz.award@gmail.com

Click here for more information - Conditions of entry & entry form

Latest WES and BEI special guide is now available.

The 12th edition of the Workplace Exposure Standards and Biological Exposure Indices special guide has been published. 

It's important to note that the WES and BEIs in our special guide are guidance values - not prescribed standards. The values proposed are also considered to be health-based WES which means they are based on minimising health risk and don't take into consideration practicability of achieving or measuring the value.

Click here to go to the Worksafe website.


A Diamond Jubilee Exhibition

23 October - 20 November 2021


It is my great pleasure and delight to announce our  60th National Exhibition in Spring of 2021 in Dunedin.

The Exhibition will be held at the Otago Art Society in the historic Dunedin Railway Station.

The Dunedin Railway Station is centrally located and attracts thousands of visitors. The Otago Art Society’s Gallery, located on the first floor of this iconic landmark building, has an elegant ambience that will show off the works wonderfully.

It is only befitting to have this milestone exhibition in Dunedin as the very first ‘New Zealand Made’ pottery exhibition was held at the Otago Museum in 1957. This exhibition was the seed from which further exhibitions throughout the country evolved, eventually leading to the formation of the New Zealand Society of Potters. If you would like to read more about the early beginnings I recommend to google Helen Mason “Ten Years of Pottery in New Zealand”. Helen Mason, one of our early pioneer potters, gives an excellent  account of those first exhibitions.  

Much has changed since, but we can be proud of an unbroken history of our organisation that serves hobbyists and professionals, clubs, potters, ceramic artists and ceramicists all over New Zealand.

We build on a legacy which remembers the past but boldly embraces the future!

While the exhibition is still a year away, it gives you time to fully explore your creativity and think about what special work you may want to enter.
More information will be announced in the coming months, so keep an eye out for it.

Let’s make it a truly memorable exhibition!

Nicole Kolig

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What's On
John Roy - Fool's Gold
Saturday October 17, 2020 - Sunday March 14, 2021
Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga
NUku - a group exhibition.
Saturday November 28, 2020 - Sunday February 28, 2021
Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland
Christine Boswick - Thinking Through My Hands
Saturday December 5, 2020 - Sunday February 28, 2021
Suter Art Gallery, Nelson
Saturday October 23, 2021 - Saturday November 20, 2021
Dunedin Railway Station, Dunedin
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Ceramics NZ Exhibitions

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Did you know?
You can look through our collection of potters' marks online
Click here to go to the "Potters' Marks page.

Did you know?
There are exhibition opportunities available on this website.
Click here to see the opportunities available at the moment.

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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