Iron crystal patterns vary according to the rate of firing and the final temperature achieved. 

Clay sourced from alluvial andesite origins and and is sandy to allow for thick glaze application.

Experiences of Clay (Installation), Studio One Toi Tū, August-September 2018


Fying Saucers provides an introduction to making methodologies including the potter's wheel. Mixing glazes from minerals is another aspect of the course. Naturally occurring clay is processed for use in class and it can vary between classes. Commercially available stoneware clay is also used in conjunction.

In term 4 at Studio One Toi Tū (Oct-Dec 2018) Into Orbit, an intermediate course is launched, aimed at those with prior experience with clay making. For more information and reservations contact Studio One Toi Tū directly.

Alternative Pottery Learning Space

(Ongoing throughout 2018)

Alternative Pottery Learning Space is open and active most weeks. Anyone can participate in the open format 'learning together' style. 

Upcoming: Kiln firing with red gas kiln at APLS

Titirangi clay making sessions (via APLSmobile)

Clay from Horahora aka Snell's Beach, 2018

With locally dug clay, a gas kiln and foot powered wheels anyone is welcome to join in on regularly held events. The space is located at a garage at Mairangi Bay in Auckland where there is an abundance of local clay nearby. 

Jack Tilson's Kiln at APLS, 2018

For information about upcoming events visit Clay Workshop Information and here... Alternative Pottery Learning Space 

Experiences of Clay (ongoing mapping project)

An online map of clay sites, anecdotes and historical information. 

Visit Experiences of Clay site. 

Currently seeking contributors and submissions to the map. 

Below is standard interface with localities.