Toi Pōneke — te matapihi

curated by stevei houkāmau

23 june – 21 july

moulding uku by Stevei Houkāmau

moulding uku by Stevei Houkāmau


Curated by Stevei Houkāmau, Te Matapihi is an exhibition concept that brings together a diverse group of Māori artists. Originating from a range of backgrounds and artforms, this group of established makers have dedicated themselves to working outside of the box, exploring the full spectrum of Māori creativity and practice from the historic to the contemporary. Te Matapihi or “The Window” offers a view and invites you to explore the beauty and diversity of Māori art and practice through the eyes of a talented group of makers

There are also events including an artists’ panel discussion and a vessel making workshop as part of the exhibition programme. Find out more or register.


Sculpture of two ceramic heads by Paul Rayner.

Paul Rayner, Ken & Ken 2004. Collection of The Dowse Art Museum, purchased 2004

Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt

25 Mar – 13 Aug 2023

Flying tricycles, a pyramid of cats and a rainbow of ceramics; some of what you can discover in this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Kurawaka — Reaching into the red clay: Shaping gender justice in Aotearoa

Wednesday 1 March 2023 to Friday 14 July 2023

Te Puna Foundation Gallery, (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon

Whanganui Potters Studio Annual Exhibition 2023

The Whanganui Potters Society annual exhibition is here. Show off the pieces you’ve been working hard on all year, or simply come and oogle or purchase Whanganui pottery.

01 Jun, 10:00 am – 11 Jun, 4:00 pm

Community Arts, 19 Taupo Quay, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand

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Workshops & other events

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The Otaki Pottery Club

invite you to our Matariki event STAR GLAZE MID­ WINTER CERAMICS FESTIVAL “where earth meets sky”




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Pottery Postural Patterning at Ōtaki Potters ​with Nik Curry

Don’t put up with the aches and pains that potters sometimes think are inevitable or unavoidable.

In this four-hour workshop, you will learn to use your body correctly and become more balanced by creating new patterns for your wheel and blocking work.

$45 per person

Saturday 17 June

10am – 2pm

Bring a plate for a ​shared lunch

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Wellington Sculpture – Head Studies workshop

clay head against blue background

Saturday & Sunday, 10 & 11 June, 9am- 5pm

Inverlochy Art School

Join us for a two day sculptural workshop with accomplished figurative and portrait sculptor Javier Murcia. Without using a model,  students will sculpt the head, face and neck in clay.

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