Help Taradale Pottery Club and Waiohiki Arts Village and its residents recover from Cyclone Gabrielle
The Taradale Pottery Club has had a presence at the Waiohiki Arts Village since 2008. On Monday 13 February 2023, Cyclone Gabrielle caused extensive damage to the Arts Village, including the club's premises. The clubrooms were flooded with silt, debris and water, causing significant damage to the pottery wheels, electric kilns and other key equipment. Even the community woodfire kiln was badly affected.
As the clean-up operation gets underway, the members of the Taradale Pottery Club are determined to rebuild their premises, which is an integral part of the Waiohiki Arts Village, home to several artists from Hawkes Bay. While the club has some insurance, it is not enough to replace everything that has been lost. Therefore, the club is in need of a new kiln, either gas or electric, and would appreciate any leads on where to purchase one.
If you are able to donate to help the club rebuild there is a Givealittle page set up: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/help-taradale-pottery-club-recover-from-cyclone