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Wellington Potters’ Association welcomes new members!

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

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Membership requirements

Requirements for becoming a Member of the Wellington Potters’ Association:

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, etc. 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.

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.

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 include:

  • Use of our facilities, including 24 hour access
  • Informative Newsletter
  • Social activity
  • 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: $150 
    • Includes a key to the rooms, with 24 hour access;
      Members can attend WPA events, workshops and classes
  • Associate Member: $75 
    • Does not include a key;
      Associate Members can attend WPA events & workshops but not WPA classes (except those run by the Wellington High School CEC), and
      do not have working access to rooms, kilns or glazes

All memberships are for individuals only.

 

Join Wellington Potters’ Association

There is an induction process for joining WPA; to begin the process please email wellingtonpotters@gmx.com.