Motueka Pottery Workshop’s 30 members, from keen new members to experienced potters, work from their base at scenic Riwaka, near Motueka (en route to the Abel Tasman National Park).
Unfortunately the committee recently made the decision to close membership off at 30 members. We had unprecedented interest and people wanting to join. The size of the workshop and the facilities weren’t coping with numbers. We now have a waiting list.
Visiting potters are welcome to drop in on club mornings – Tuesdays 9.30am to 12noon.
Special events – Members take part in workshops by visiting potters, pottery tours, raku days and pit firing weekends.
Club morning – Members gather every Tuesday from 9.30am to 12pm at the Riwaka Domain workshop; this gives newer potters an opportunity to ask experienced members for advice and all share ideas.
The Annual Riwaka Market Day – January 2 – This very popular community event attracts crowds of locals and visitors alike every year after the Christmas/New Year rush. Workshop members run the market as their main fundraiser. Their stall offers quality pottery at bargain prices, a table for children to make pottery, paint a pot and enjoy a hand -made pottery surprise in the Children’s Lucky Dip. Make sure you put this showcase of local craft talent, food, clothes and much more in your new year’s diary.
Location – The Motueka Pottery Workshop is located at the picturesque Riwaka Domain on the corner of Highway 60 and School Road, 11 minutes from Motueka. There is plenty of parking. The domain is an ideal picnic spot with a playground.
What’s at “Mot Pots”:
- Excellent, secure facilities
- Easy parking
- 24-hour access
- Two electric kilns and a test kiln
- Eight electric wheels
- Affordable yearly subscription
- Use of club glazes
- Lending library
- Spacious work areas
- Club mornings