I would like to thank everyone who supported my nomination for club President and especially to thank Rod for his 22 years as President.
Rod believed in the club and recognised it as the valuable community asset it is for Otaki and the wider region. He led the development of a culture of creativity, friendship, learning, sharing of ideas and skills which has meant the club has grown into a vibrant community in its own right.
Clubs are strange beasts in that it is the function of the club that attracts people to it
The BIG TILE MAKING COMPETITION is under way! We would like every member to make one to commemorate our first year in our new clubrooms. Please have a go.
We had a great day for the club raku. It would have been easier if the gas supply had arrived but Caitlin and Jeavons got into action keeping us supplied with 9kg cylinders. Thanks also to Connor at Otaki Hammer Hardware who stepped into the breach. Sandra Sinclair came well prepared to demonstrate Obvara and it wasn't long before others were joining in. Neil Hey quietly worked away with his kiln
showing us how a master worked! Thank you to everyone who helped and took part, especially Val Waugh and Jenny Rose (an old hand) who arrived early and were still there at the end. It was a fun day.
People were asking if they could get together in a small group to raku so this request will go forward to the committee for consideration.