We are the Auckland Studio Potters Society (ASP)
ASP has been serving the Auckland pottery community since 1961. The Teaching Centre in Onehunga offers members and students, both professional and novice, studio and firing facilities, support and social contact.
We offer our members and students, from professional potters to absolute beginners, teaching, studio and firing facilities, support, friendship and fun.
Events at ASP
Claybenders is a showcase of contemporary ceramics produced by Students and Graduates of the Otago Polytechnic Diploma of Ceramic Arts.
The line-up of artists this year are; Aidan Raill, Ann O’Sullivan, Anne Hudson, Annie McIver, Carla Ruka, Carol Stewart, Catherine Spence, Elena Renker, Helen Perrett, Joelle March, Kim Rochester, Margaret Bray, Michelle Bow, Michelle Brown, Mike Munro, Pauline McCoy, Phil Brooks, Roy Burgoyne, Suzy Dünser, Thomas Blackstock, Tina Page and Yue Luo.
Thomas Blackstock was the 2017 Fire and Clay recipient of the Wallace Foundation Residency Award. He has been our artist in residence for the past 3 months, making the work for his upcoming show at Front Room Gallery.
Big Clay Day Out is New Zealand’s biggest pottery fair, and the main fundraiser for ASP. The date has been set for Sunday the 2nd of December 2018. Over 40 potters will be selling their work, as well as food stalls, live music, and lots of fun activities for the whole family - a great day out for the kids!