The Otaki Pottery Club on the Kapiti Coast, was established in 1989 with the aim of enabling its members to participate in the craft of pottery and to promote and enjoy pottery.
To join see membership information or see class information. You do not need to be a club member to participate in classes. To contact us please go to Contact Information for details.
"Old Tote Building", Otaki Racecourse, 47 Te Roto Road, Otaki As the clubrooms are located within the Otaki Racing Club's grounds, extreme care should be taken when driving through the grounds. Please observe the 20km speed limit.
The Club Objective: “To establish, conduct and maintain a club to enable members to participate in the craft of pottery and for that purpose to enter into contracts, agreements and do all things incidental to the above objectives.”
The clubrooms are available to members -unless otherwise notified by the Management Committee - 365 days a year between 6.30am to 10pm.
There are 3 electric kilns (firing to 1250) used constantly and 2 gas kiln used monthly or when enough work is available to fire. Several times a year there are raku and pit firings for members and class participants.
The club building has a kitchen/meeting room, a library of books for inspiration and knowledge, which may be borrowed, 2 dedicated classrooms (one for wheel work and the other for hand-building), a workroom for members, an office, a gallery ("Tote Modern"), kiln room, glaze room, clay room and of course toilet facilities.
The club work room is where clay construction happens whether it be hand-building or on the wheel. There are 4 wheels and 2 slab rolling machines and a wide selection of clay molds, texture materials, tools and other equipment,
The glazing room is used for glazing. There is a wax area, a spraying area and a large selection of glazes and tools for applying different glazing techniques.
The kiln room houses the kilns. Work waiting to be fired is stored here too. Firing charges are based on a volume basis. The firing price is inclusive of glaze materials and the second firing after glazing.
The clay store room holds a large selection of different types of clay. Members can buy clay at a lower price than non members.