About

We are an artist run pottery "school" based in New Lynn, Tāmaki Makaurau. Led by Jack Tilson and Kirstal G.

We use sustainably sourced pine offcuts to fire our kiln. Our kiln is designed to burn efficiently and reduce our energy use.

The school does not use poisonous heavy metal oxides in the studio, or in the clay or in our glazes.

We make our clay onsite from locally occurring volcanic clay minerals. The clay is around 5,000,000 years old and has been transported by water from the Waitākere volcanic field.

 We maintain an ecological balance by using ash from the kiln in our glazes.

We collect rain water for our clay, glaze and wheel throwing.

We honour Te Kauwarau Ā Maki as mana whenua.


CLASS 1  Flying Saucers

Level: Beginners

 Experience making with clay using a variety of techniques, including the potery wheel.

Gain practical insight into the wood firing process. 

Tutor: Jack Tilson

See Jack's curriculum vitae and recent experience here> CV

5 x Wednesday evenings. 6:15pm-9pm

1 x Wood firing day (Saturday or Sunday weather dependent)


Cost: $400 (covers clay and wood firing)

Age: Adults 

All materials provided.

Class size: 6


CLASS 2 Into Orbit

Level: Intermediate

Develop your understanding of clay, glaze and firing processes.

Hone in on challenging ideas and try out new techniques.

5 x Thursday Evenings. 615pm-9pm

1 x Wood firing day (Saturday or Sunday weather dependent)

Cost: $400 (covers clay and wood firing)

Age: Adults

All materials provided.

Class size: 6

One Day Workshops

Make a Mug
Make a Vase
Make a Bowl
Natural Glazing
Kiln Firing Workshops

Classes run most Saturdays from 10am to 1pm. 

Cost: $100 

All materials provided.

Class size: 8 

Gift Cards Available 

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Group bookings available

Custom workshops by request.


Enrolment: Here

Enquiries: Here
 
Terms and Conditions
Payment: Completing checkout confirms reservation and an automatic email will send you the confirmation and receipt. No cancellation refunds unless under speical circumstances.
COVID
If classes cannot  go ahead due to Covid19, then we will reschedule to a later date.