The WPA is based at the Wellington Potters Centre on the edge of Wellington’s Green Belt in Thorndon, close to the central city with easy access by public transport. For the historically minded the WPA was incorporated in 1958 and is therefore probably one of the oldest such potters club in the country. Its members are predominantly Wellington based studio and hobby potters but with a significant number of country members who keep in touch with our activities through our monthly Newsletter.
See photos and hear Elaine Marland talking about the club to Radio NZ: “Wellington pottery turns 60 – how it came back into fashion”
If you have always hankered to play with clay but have not had the opportunity, or if you are an experienced potter, we cater for all levels of interest, experience and competence.
We hold exhibitions at least once a year. Throughout the year we hold specialised weekend workshops with visiting overseas and local tutors.
The club also has an anagama kiln at Horokiwi on the hills overlooking Somes Island that provides opportunities for local potters to undertake wood firing.