Wellington Potters Association

Ceramicus 2018

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This year the Wellington Potters' Association celebrates its 60th Ceramicus exhibition.

Wellington Potters' Association and Ceramicus is run by volunteers. The generosity of our award sponsors means there are awesome awards to win and funding from Creative New Zealand has helped secure the venue. Now we need publicity to get the exhibition across the finishing line.

If half of our crowd donate the price of a cup of coffee we can cover the publicity costs.

Your backing means we can run a publicity campaign that will bring people together to celebrate 60 years of ceramic arts in the Wellington region. Your contribution will go towards funding ads, banners, flyers our volunteers will distribute as well as the catalogue and poster printing and distribution site costs supplied by Phantom Billstickers.

Donate now and/or spread the word!

1. Forward the link to this boosted campaign or
2. Forward the link to our Ceramicus event on Facebook or
3. Copy and email event details provided below to people so they can come celebrate clay and creativity with us.

It's not all about money - it's about engaging the local community with the varied craft of ceramics. 

Celebrate clay and creativity!

For the third time the exhibition takes place in conjunction with Splash, the national exhibition of Watercolour New Zealand. It is a unique chance to witness a feast of clay and creativity.

Wellingtonians and visitors to the capital have the opportunity to view and purchase the finest pieces of ceramic art in the region and learn more about its rich artisan scene. Visitors can vote for their favourite piece to win the People's Choice Award, while also enjoying the painting-filled walls.

A range of prestigious awards in clay will be announced on opening night, including the Premier Acquisition Award from Wellington Museum, where the winning piece becomes part of the permanent collection at Wellington Museum. The winning works will be on display throughout the exhibition; recognising excellence across a variety of techniques and expertise.

Wellington Potters' Association has an auspicious membership, past and present, where many leading New Zealand potters and ceramicists have developed and refined their craft.

This year's guest artist and selector for Ceramicus is poet and ceramic artist Sam Duckor-Jones of Featherston. Sam will showcase his pieces alongside new works by members of the association. Within the pottery scene in Wellington and New Zealand Sam is mostly known for his unique approach to working with the wondrous possibilities that clay offers. He describes his process as follows:

"Clay is a wonderful medium and friend. Perhaps because before becoming a new sculpture, clay passes through a number of familiar conditions: cold mud, deliciously messy, full of promise, but without patience - heartbreaking; soon (depending on the weather), fragile as eggshell and capable of generating dangerous dusts; later - hot, glowing orange or yellow and prone to exploding; and finally, strong, permanent, and definite."

This is an event not to be missed, for more information check out:
Exhibition Facebook event page
Exhibition team email: exhibitions@wellingtonpotters.org.nz

For more information on the Wellington Potters' Association:
Email wellingtonpotters@gmx.com
Wellington Potters' Association Facebook