Join the Association

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New Zealand has more potters and ceramic artists per head of population of any country in the world. Ceramics New Zealand is Aotearoa’s national organisation for artists and craftspeople who work with clay, collectors and curators of New Zealand ceramics, and anyone else with a passion for pottery.

As a member of Ceramics New Zealand, you are contributing to a national organisation, able to lobby at local and national level on behalf of the ceramics community. We are committed to building a strong, diverse national community that celebrates the knowledge and skill of New Zealand potters and collaborates with other organisations to support the arts in Aotearoa.

Who can join?

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in pottery.

Prices are in NZD and GST inclusive. *If elected to the Executive Council, standard membership fee is waived.

Make a donation

Ceramics New Zealand is a non profit organisation that relies on membership fees, volunteers and community support. Your contribution towards our operational costs help us to grow our educational programmes and bring more initiatives to the ceramics community.

Donations can be made by internet banking to Ceramics New Zealand BNZ account 02-0520-0215611-000, by cheque to PO Box 14680, Kilbirnie, Wellington 6241, or by credit or debit card through the payment button below.

Club membership

NZ$30 base fee + $2 per club member levy 

  • A one year subscription to our bi-annual magazine
  • Access to education programmes, including the Touring Potters Scheme
  • Administrative support, resources, and advocacy from a national body
  • Organise your own events with Ceramics New Zealand support
    • Use of the Incorporated status of the Ceramics Association of NZ Incorporated
    • Coverage as part of the Ceramics NZ Incorporated liability insurance
    • The volunteers and contractors are employed under the policies of Ceramics NZ Incorporated with all rights and benefits
    • Administrative support to manage the finances where needed
    • Ceramics NZ will assist with grant writing capabilities and letters of support
  • Your say on behalf of your membership in shaping the programmes offered by Ceramics New Zealand
  • Opportunities to host or participate in national events and programmes
  • Promotion of your events and programmes through Ceramics New Zealand website, emails, and social media

Contact us to apply or for more information. 

Corporate membership

Packages range from $250 to $5000. Contact us for more information.