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 • Laurie Steer • 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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Exciting opportunity for ceramic artists!

Forsyth Barr, Arts Council Nelson and Nelson Clay Week are proud to announce a call out for original artworks that stretch the boundaries of clay practices and challenge the more traditional views of this medium.

While entries must predominantly feature clay, artists may use any technique, or a mix of techniques, to create two- or three-dimensional pieces.

The selected artworks will be on display at the Refinery ArtSpace, as part of Nelson Clay Week, from 1 to 15 October 2022 with the award winner announced on opening night.

For more information, please visit the Arts Council Nelson website.