Celebrating contemporary ceramic art and showcasing the ever-growing talent of Aotearoa’s pottery community.

1 – 9 October 2022
Nelson, NZ

Rick Rudd • Christine Boswijk • Wi Taepa • Duncan Shearer • Fiona Jack • Elena Renker • Peter Lange • Iza Lozano • Jennifer Turnbull • Darryl Frost • Paul Maseyk • Michael Potter • Fiona Sutherland • Alex Wilkinson  • Jane McCulla • Janeen Page • Sara Scott • Suzy Dunser • Elise Johnston  & more

Arts Council Nelson Presents

Nelson Clay Week 2022

Bringing together established and emerging potters, Nelson Clay Week aims to foster connections, promote skills sharing and encourage discussion about the past, present and future of this multi-faceted medium.

This year’s inaugural event will offer a varied programme of workshops and masterclasses carefully curated to inspire practitioners and expand practices. Pottery lovers and the wider community are invited to join in the celebration through a number of public activities and exhibitions across Nelson’s CBD and the Nelson Tasman region.

Nelson Clay Week is brought to you by Arts Council Nelson in association with Kiln Studio and with support from Creative New Zealand, Nelson Regional Development Agency and Nelson City Council.

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A huge thank you to our sponsors

We'd also like to thank all of the individuals and businesses that have helped us create this event.

Pushing Clay Uphill
Forsyth Barr Ceramics Award and Exhibition

Arts Council Nelson, Forsyth Barr and Nelson Clay Week would like to congratulate the Pushing Clay Uphill Forsyth Barr Contemporary Ceramics Award winner and high commended entries:

Elise Johnston – Square Peg Round Hole – Forsyth Barr Supreme Award
Davey Marshall – Wheel – Highly Commended Entry
John Parker – SPACE JUNK – Highly Commended Entry
Owen Bartlett – Still Life in Clay – Highly Commended Entry

A huge thank you to all Pushing Clay Uphill entrants, and the sponsors: Forsyth Barr, Creative New Zealand, Nelson Regional Development Agency, Nelson City Council, Mavis & Osborn.

Pushing Clay Uphill is showing at the Refinery ArtSpace until Saturday October 15.