Canterbury update – March 2024

Can you pick me up

Georgina May Young
Kate Fitzharris
 Bekah Carran


You are warmly invited to meet the artists at the

Friday 8 March at 5.30pm


Saturday 9 March at 11.00am


Can you pick me up features the work of Georgina May Young (Te Ūpokorehe, Whakatōhea, Pākehā), Kate Fitzharris (Pākehā) and Bekah Carran (Te Āti Awa, Pākehā), and combines materials from their respective practices:  textiles, ceramics and metal.

Pooling their resources and looking to: portals, rock pools, sci-fi, carrier snails, interacting species and communities. With friends and whānau, out in the world, gathering materials, and being there to pick each other up.

The exhibition runs until 13 April.  For further details of the exhibition or to request a list of works, please email

Canterbury Potters volunteers have had a busy start to the year sprucing up the club rooms and gearing up for another year of creative endeavour.  

The classes are full, students keen and the wheels running hot!

We have a chock a block schedule of workshops and events scheduled for the year, from throwing and handbuilding to decorative techniques.  Something for everyone to enjoy.

We also have a couple of international artists who will be showing us some of their specialities – it’s very exciting to have the opportunity to host these workshops.

Upcoming events are the Richard Scarf workshop on 9th March on wheel maintenance, a visit to Christchurch art gallery to view a curated selection of their ceramics on 20th March, and then a vase making throwing workshop with Alex Prentice on 23rd March.  Truly a smorgasbord of opportunity!

Hakatere Ceramics in Ashburton have had a flying start to the year with one of our tutors hosting a kid’s school holiday class that proved to be really popular.  In February 21 of our members participated over two weekends in a workshop run by Jane McCulla.  Members constructed slab objects before learning how to create glaze and underglaze transfers to apply to their objects.  There were some really interesting shapes being made, and I know that a lot of members will have immediately started on different projects using the techniques shown. 

Our club is hosting an introduction to pottery day at the end of March to allow non-members to come and have a try.

Also in March, we have Gael Abraham conducting a wheel workshop, and we are very much looking forward to that.