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2018 WPA Sculpture workshop participant Naimeh Khanmohammadi


Upcoming workshops

Regular workshop – Free Tuesday morning sessions 10-12 for members with Mal Sole and Vera Burton through December 2018

Wednesday 8 Dec – Throwing experimental shapes with James Lemon – 5:30 to 8:30 pm

James standing on a pot



James Lemon is coming to Wellington Potters’ Association!

Details TBD!  Email workshops@wellingtonpotters.org.nz to register your interest.





25 January 2019 — The business of craft with Rhonda Tracey – 6 to 8pm

Hear from The Craft Kit‘s Rhonda Tracey about “Strategies for turning a passion for pottery into a successful business”.

This talk will cover all aspects of the business side of ceramics.  No registrations required, come along to learn from Rhonda and enjoy some drinks & nibbles.  Suggested koha $5.

February 2019 – Pit firing with Chris Dunn

Pots in a pit firing

This 3 part workshop will cover all aspects of pit firing including:

  • clay preparation, creating a vessel suitable for pit firing (Session I — 3 Feb 6 to 9 pm)
  • preparing pots and kiln for firing, making brick pit, cutting wood, stacking and firing kiln (Session II — 23 Feb 10 am to 8 pm)
  • and unstacking kiln, finishing pots, tidying up (Session III — 24 February 10 am to 1 pm).
Strictly limited to 12 participants.  Registrations required.  Fee TBC.  Rain dates for pit firing Sessions II & III 2 & 3 March.  Registration details coming soon!

The WPA Workshop Programme

The WPA workshop coordinator develops a yearly workshop programme that aims to meet the learning needs of our members, in addition to our regular classes.  We aim to provide 1 workshop per month.

Propose a workshop
Request a workshop
Submit a workshop Expression of Interest — For experienced potters interested in tutoring a workshop Submit a workshop request — for members to request a workshop topic

We will do our best to address all expressions of interest and requests!  If you have any questions or comments on the workshop programme, just email workshops@wellingtonpotters.org.nz.

Also see Past Workshops