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Directory of New Zealand Studio Potters and Community Pottery Studios

Welcome to the national directory of ceramic artists and community clay studios. Here you can search for individual artists or find a local studio from Te Rerenga Wairua to Rakiura!

Browse studio potters

Discover New Zealand artists working with clay, from sculpture to domestic ware, from Northland to Southland.

Browse pottery clubs & community studios

Find a pottery clubs or community pottery studios near you.

Browse by region

Explore different regions to find artists, pottery clubs or community pottery studios around the country and overseas.

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Be part of our directory! Create or edit a listing for your studio or community.

What does Ceramics New Zealand do?

The Ceramics Association of New Zealand (Ceramics NZ) is a non-profit organisation and the national body for ceramics in Aotearoa New Zealand. We are here to support all who engage with ceramics from practitioners to collectors, at every level, by providing access to education, knowledge, events, opportunities, and community. Our aim is to build a strong and inclusive ceramics sector.

Our organisation has a rich history in supporting some of the country’s most influential artisan makers through our unique platforms, such as our National Exhibitions, to show and discuss their work with the wider community. We provide opportunities for development and connection through our workshops and touring artist programs with both local and international artists.

As part of our mandate we publish the national journal Ceramics New Zealand, to ensure high level content is available and to engage readers into deeper conversations about ceramics. We maintain archives and resources and believe knowledge and opportunities for growth should be accessible to all.

Ceramics New Zealand maintains this directory of studio potters and community studios.

Our objective is to build a strong and inclusive ceramics community in New Zealand.

Creating an inclusive, supportive environment with opportunities for connection and collaboration.

Making education and resources accessible, sharing knowledge, and providing pathways for growth.

Honouring what has come before in order to create a vibrant future.

Become a Ceramics New Zealand member

Ceramics NZ is New Zealand’s national organisation for artists and craftspeople who work with clay, collectors and curators of New Zealand ceramics, and anyone else with a passion for pottery. As a member of Ceramics NZ, you are contributing to a national organisation, able to lobby at local and national level on behalf of the ceramics community. We are committed to building a strong, diverse national community that celebrates the knowledge and skill of New Zealand potters and collaborates with other organisations to support the arts in Aotearoa.

Workers in clay can join the association through an annual membership program.