1/2 Day Workshop
1pm - 3pm
Monday 26th June, 2023
Come and learn the fundamentals of Bonsai, and create your own miniature tree to take home.
Each participant will receive a bonsai kit at the workshop, this includes a pre-prepared plant, bonsai pot, soil, wires etc. If you prefer to make your own pot you are welcome to. The pots are 8 inch rectangle/oval sort of shape (25cm x20cm) and about 6-7cm tall with a couple of holes in the base.
This bonsai workshop is designed by Steven from Mini Gardens Bonsai NZ. Steven will run through the process of how to set up the tree into a bonsai.
Wellington Potters Association have let us know they have some upcoming members classes that are open up to our community of potters to join.
Ceramic Bead Jewellery with Vivian Rodriguez - 3 sessions, starting next Friday 28 April, 12-2.30pm:
Sculpting cats with Sarah Brock - 3 evening sessions, starting Tuesday 2 May, 6-9pm:
Sculpting cats with Sarah Brock - 2 day sessions, Saturday 13 + 20 May 9am-4pm:
Details and registration through the above links.
This workshop will be held at one table in the glaze room on Monday afternoon. We apologise for any inconvenience to members.
For those of you who don't know, the Otaki Pottery Club has run this community event each year for many many years. COVID stopped us from doing this for a couple of years and we are excited that we can now welcome back the public to this event and of course to our new venue.
The event is where members of the public buy a piece of bisqueware, decorate it with Raku glazes and we fire it on the spot and they can walk away with a lovely piece of pottery.
This is a particular favourite event of the local children. Sue Wilson is organising this and would like to get together a team of volunteers to make this happen. Please contact Sue if you are interested in being involved.
We have created the new role of "Classroom Booking Manager" which Derryn Robson is taking on. This role will begin at the beginning of next year. If you are looking to use one of our classrooms for anything, please contact Derryn.
As advised last month there are no workshops planned for the rest of the year, however, if you have a particular skill in ceramics that you are willing to share with members please let Margaret Hunt know.