Becoming a Member of Otaki Pottery Club
Conditions of membership
To become a member of the club, applicants must be proposed by an existing member and be approved by the management committee.
Subscriptions are due for the financial year, 1 January to 31 December, by 31 March. For members joining in July or later the subs are at a reduced rate.
A key to the club rooms is included in your subscription. The locks to the clubroom are changed every year and your key will be exchanged with confirmation of subs payment.
The pottery rooms are available to members from 6.30am - 10.30pm, 365 days of the year. However permission must be obtained from tutors if a class is being held, for you to use the rooms as well. See the Classes/Workshops page for the current schedule. You will also need to time your access according to the barrier arm at the College entrance used to protect young people during the College break times.
There are club member only sessions at the pottery rooms which are Friday evenings 7pm-9pm and Wednesday mornings 10am-midday.
Clay prices are discounted to members.
Members have access to a good selection of glazes and to various firing methods and special firing days eg pit firing, raku firing.
Members have access to an extensive library of books and DVD's.
Club membership application form
See new form (March 2019) attached:
All members are required to do a 2 hour cleaning bee each year or pay an amount determined by the committee. Cleaning Bees for 2018 are:
Members are expected to assist with fund raising activities.
Anyone accessing the club rooms must record their arrival and departure time in the register in the administration area. This is essential for security and insurance purposes.