Image: Pottery factory worker, unidentified, collection of the Waitaki District Archive, 2015/441.1278

Well Made New Zealand | Temuka Pottery

In almost every house across the country there resides an unassuming piece of crockery, stamped with ‘Temukaware’. An unsung star of New Zealand’s domestic pottery scene, unrealised in its significance, unappreciated in the art world, and only occasionally seen in museums. The Waitaki Museum | Te Whare Taoka o Waitaki holds one of the largest collections of Temuka Pottery in New Zealand, including rare and unique pieces which 
it will be showing in this upcoming exhibition. 

Holiday Programme | Tues 16, Weds 17, Thurs 18 April  | 11am – 2pm
Free! • Drop-in activities • no need to book • adult supervision required • museum@waitaki.govt.nz

Explore the clay crafts, design techniques, and fashions of Temuka Pottery with hands on activities for families.

Image: Pottery factory worker, unidentified, collection of the Waitaki District Archive, 2015/441.1278

Waitaki Museum
24 February 2024 to 12 May 2024