History


Titirangi Potters, founded in 1974, was formed to promote clay-working skills through teaching and community involvement, in a friendly social environment. The club was originally based in the old community house in Titirangi's Rangiwai Road. In 2002, Waitakere City Council built the new Titirangi Community House alongside the hall and library in Titirangi Memorial Park on South Titirangi Road, with the Titirangi Potters’ studio accommodated beneath.

 

Classes

Titirangi Potters Club offers classes for people keen to learn how to create in clay, and space and facilities for people with some experience who want to expand their skills. Classes are run on a Tuesday night. Find out moreOnce able to work independently, student potters are able to join the club and have access to the studio and club facilities.


Our studio

You can see what goes on at Titirangi Potters through the doors on the track/ stairs that run between the Titirangi hall and Park Road. If someone is working inside, feel free to pop your head in and say hello. The studio has two gas-fired kilns, two electric kilns, five potters’ wheels, and everything that an aspiring potter needs to make amazing works in clay. It's a small space but is a nice common place for our members to share ideas and work alongside each other. Members can access the studio at any time (other than Tuesday night when our community classes are held).


Joining the club

If you can pot independently it is possible to join the club each February after our AGM. Club night is Wednesday, when members get together in the studio to create, chat, and share ideas. Fees are $120 per year plus $50 for a key deposit. To enquire about joining please email us at info@titirangipotters.comOften there is a waiting list to join as the studio space can only accommodate so many potters and their work safely. 

 

Titirangi Market Day

The last Sunday of each month sees the Titirangi market day take over the carpark outside the Community House, and Titirangi Potters' members are invited to set up and sell their work on the Community House deck during this vibrant market. There will usually be someone demonstrating at this space, as well as in the studio - so come down the stairs and say hello.

 

Other Events

Other events such as raku firings, pottery film evenings, and the annual exhibition are organised by the Committee throughout the year – members are encouraged to share their ideas of what they’d like included in the programme. Please see our facebook page for any upcoming public events.