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Life, clay and laughter. My experience at Pilliga Pottery, NSW, Australia.
We are living absolutely free, having a ball and I am doing what I love most - potting and creating.

The challenge I have for any potter who dreams about combining their love of the art with their love for life, is to come and join us! There is capacity here for more than me and as a volunteer you can stay for as little or as long as you like, come and go as you please and eat fabulous food with an eclectic bunch of like minded people.

The weather is close to perfect. Blue skies almost every day since we’ve been here! If you would like to know more about working here, visit the website and write to Maria at

Temmina (Tammy) Kuijper    07-Oct-2019

Vase with Blue Wren decoration

Ben Carter Interviews
Ben Carter was recently brought to New Zealand by the Ceramics Association of New Zealand.

While he was here he took various workshops around the country and interviewed various potters.

These are the podcasts of those interviews.

Ben Carter    07-Nov-2018

Ben Carter at one of his workshops

Wellington Anagama Kiln Firing Part 12
The opening of the Wellington Potters Association’s Te Haunui anagama kiln and associated BBQ on Sunday 19 November 2017 attracted some 90 anagama enthusiasts, the curious and friends. Excellent weather, unlike last year, accompanied the event.

The kiln was fired for 98 hours and 40 minutes, the culmination of a great team effort involving 8 shift leaders and, at least officially, 38 shift members. Encouragingly, 36.17% of the participants were new recruits. Their work was underpinned by the preparatory work of members of the Anagama Team comprising Andy Rattenbury, Megumi Ogo, Peter Rumble, Mal Sole and Dave Marshall assisted by many other volunteers. Central to the success of the firing was the ongoing, unstinting support of June and Graeme Houston on whose Te Haunui property the kiln is located.

Alan Ross    13-Dec-2017

Wicket Dance

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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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