Calling ALL students in classes:
A date has been set for our annual Student Show - get your best work on and put a piece in! Show will open on Tuesday night 28th May - voting is by popular choice and the winner gets a terms' free tuition.
Learn the art of Gilding with Ceramic Artist Rachel Murphy. Rachel has been gilding in gold for about 17 years. With a Bachelor of Design and work in prominent galleries throughout NZ, Rachel is passionate about her work and loves the process of gilding.
This is a hand-building pottery class for kids held over four consecutive mornings during the school holidays, with tutor Julia Watson, an experienced children's ceramic art teacher. The aim is to have fun, learn a new skill and complete a project the kids can be proud of. This class caters for children 7 to 12 yrs with a maximum of 10 children participating.
ASP is very excited to host John Tuckwell from Australia, who will be holding a weekend workshop focusing on constructing pieces made from coloured porcelain slip.
The workshop will be held on the 30th and 31st of March at the centre, from 9:30am - 4pm. The fee is $300 for non-members, and $250 for members of ASP. Click here to book!
John Tuckwell, who will be visiting us in March to hold a workshop (now sold out!), will be giving a free talk to our members on Thursday the 28th of March at 7pm. He will take us through his journey with clay, and chat about issues which someone early in their career will no doubt find insightful.
There will be a Q&A session after the talk.
All welcome, please bring a plate to share.
What is the difference between Cone 6 and Cone 11? Mid-fire and high-fire? Oxidation and reduction? How can I get the best effect from the Centre glazes at either of these temperatures?
If these questions have been running through your mind, this is for you! Come along to get answers, share your successes, and get help with things that are not working. There will be a handout!
Please bring a plate for a shared morning tea, pots you’re proud of, and pots you have questions about - with a little luck someone will bring along that one you admired on the shelf in the studio and wondered what they did.
We have two short films for your viewing pleasure – each is about 20 minutes or so long.
The first one is a film about three US potters: Warren MacKenzie, Jeff Oestrich and Clary Illian. The second film is focused on Jean Nicholas Gerard, a slipware potter in France.
Free event (members only) – simply BYO your favourite beer or wine and a bite to share.
If you are a paid up member, you may bring someone along for a fun night of throwing. Your partner doesn't have to be a member, but you do. Two to a wheel, tandem throwing. Cost is $25 per couple, Friday 15th February 6pm - 9pm. BYO food/wine and clay.
To book, click here.
This year’s Big Clay Day Out will have an auction of collectibles from 2pm - 3pm. Check out the works which will be up for sale here!
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!
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.
Roos Langendorff is an artist from the Netherlands. After studying theater design on the Rietveld Academy (School of Arts in Amsterdam) she discovered, years later, the joy of working with clay. Some years she experimented and discovered the endless possibilities of this versatile material. In 2017 she graduated at The Dutch school of Ceramic techniques in Gouda. From then on she more and more develops her own interests and visual identity.
To register your interest in this specialist workshop, email the office email@example.com
Roos will also be giving a talk and presentation on Wednesday 7th November at 7pm at the ASP centre. All welcome.
Join us for an informal and informative evening with experts and and adventurers of midfire glazing. Bring along your questions, curiosity, appreciation, frustrations, and any examples of midfired work you’d like to discuss - and if you like, a small plate for a shared supper.
Thursday 25 October, 7pm at the ASP Centre.
We are opening up the studio on Friday Nights for you to come and make make make! We will have a technician on duty to help you with your throwing/glazing/general questions. Flat rate is $20 to help cover costs. Open to Members and students currently enrolled in a class at ASP. No booking required - just bring your clay and get your making on! Check out the Facebook event.