Pots and pads

Pots and pads

As we wait for the Hauraki District Council to issue (or not!) our building consent so we can start on the shed build the weeds have started covering the building site – everyday another couple of inches are covered with green. We have a shared firing coming up next with the Paeroa Potters on the 6th March, so pots are getting made and slipped.

Latest Firing

Latest Firing

Our latest firing was on the 31st December, a unique way to see in the new year. We had an excellent crew of stokers, and a constant flow of visitors. Luckily the weather was decent, not like the day before when a thunderstorm dumped 7cm of rain in 2 hours. The kiln seemed to take ages to load, it was one of those jobs that expanded to fit the schedule,…

Rahu Road Gallery Building

Rahu Road Gallery Building

Here’s how I built the gallery The gallery is a 10 square metre tin box, with a 50 degree pitched roof and designed to be relocateable if needed. It’s been fun translating ideas from sketches through the technical drawings to the building process. I’ve found the greatest pleasure is when the site is cleared and you pace out the site, sit and cogitate on the sun’s angles, think about the…

Studio Building

Studio Building

Studio Building The last key part in my plan for Rahu Rd Pottery is to build a decent sized pottery studio. A spacious building to make pots in, a space to teach others in and a space that encourages the creative juices. But first I have to carve out a step from the hillside and build a retaining wall. So my ever-helpful neighbour popped over to drive the digger while…

Our story so far…

Our story so far…

This project started in May 2014, when Charade and I moved out of Paeroa. We were lucky to find a north-facing hill, in an old mining town called Mackaytown, next door to the beautiful Karangahake Gorge, up a quiet road with existing tourist traffic. Our dream of setting up a pottery similar to what we saw in Europe years ago could now become a reality. The consequences of living here…