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Membership

Wellington Potters’ Association welcomes new members!

Find out about membership requirements, benefits, fees, and how to join below.

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Membership requirements

Experience

The WPA expects applicants for membership to have the technical skills to undertake, without assistance and safely, the type of work they want to produce. It is expected that new members will need some help with locating things, but they should not depend on other members for unreasonable help with using equipment and technique.

Applicants without prior experience are welcome, but may need to attend one or more of the classes and courses run by WPA or Wellington Community Education Centre.

Cleaning & maintenance

The work rooms, mainly the floors and benches are cleaned weekly by a paid cleaner but club members are expected to thoroughly clean any workspaces that they have used while in the rooms.  Members are also expected to maintain and look after all club equipment.

Contributing to the club

We are a volunteer organisation. The club cannot operate without the input of its members; activities that require member support on a regular basis include:

  • Day-to-day club cleanliness
  • Glazes (mixing, developing, testing)
  • Kilns (firing, fixing)
  • Rooms (overseeing)
  • Library
  • Exhibitions (planning, organising)
  • Workshops and events (planning, organising)
  • Anagama
  • Communications (newsletter, website, Facebook)
  • Secretarial
  • Finances

Member benefits

  • Use of our facilities, including 24 hour access
  • Informative Newsletter
  • Social activities
  • Access to member’s-only courses (full members only) and workshops
  • Club days/evenings
  • Technical advice from experienced members
  • Clay available for purchase
  • Use of club glazes and firing

Membership fees

There are two categories of membership:

  • Member: $200/year
    • Includes a key to the rooms, with 24 hour access;
      Members can attend WPA events, workshops and courses
  • Associate Member: $75/year 
    • Does not include a key;
      Associate Members can attend WPA events & workshops but not WPA member’s-only courses, and
      do not have working access to rooms, kilns or glazes

All memberships are for individuals only.

We aim to keep our fees as low as possible to cover equipment and facilities upkeep.  If the membership fees are a significant barrier to you, please get in touch at the time of membership enquiry to let us know your situation.

 

Join Wellington Potters’ Association

There is an induction process for joining WPA.

Please fill in the form below to begin the process.

 

If you have any questions, contact us.