WPA building

The Wellington Potters’ Association (WPA) welcomes new members. We cater for all levels of interest, experience and competence in pottery and ceramic arts. You are welcome to join us, whether you have always hankered to play with clay, or you are an experienced potter or ceramic artist .

We hold exhibitions at least once a year.

Our exhibition, Ceramicus 2017 was held recently at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts on Wellington’s waterfront. Photos of Ceramicus 2017.

We run classes, including Community Education Centre classes as well as classes for our members. Throughout the year we hold specialised weekend workshops with visiting overseas and local tutors.

Our calendar of activities is regularly updated.

We have good facilities in Thorndon.

The WPA is based at the Wellington Potters Centre on the edge of Wellington’s Green Belt in Thorndon. It is close to the central city with easy access by public transport. The WPA was incorporated in 1958 and is probably one of the oldest potters’ clubs in the country. Our members are predominantly Wellington based studio and hobby potters. We also have a significant number of country members who keep in touch with our activities through our monthly Newsletter.

The club also has an anagama kiln at Horokiwi on the hills overlooking Somes Island. This provides opportunities for local potters to undertake wood firing.