• Mother’s Day with Clay pottery workshops in Wellington now open for bookings!

    Have fun making pottery pieces for Mother’s day on Sunday 8 May! Book in to treat yourself, buy a spot as a gift for someone you love, or book 2 spots and bring a friend, your mum, a child, a date, whoever you want to celebrate with! All children under the age of 16 need to…

  • How to make bone ash for pottery glazes

    A very lovely fellow potter gave me a recipe for a white glaze called ‘Neil Hayes 1’, as pictured below. It’s a lovely glaze but included an ingredient I hadn’t used before – bone ash. You can find a huge variety of glaze recipes using bone ash on Glazy. According to Wikipedia: Bone ash is a…

    How to make bone ash for pottery glazes

  • Sewing for potters

    In case you weren’t aware, I am a compulsive maker. In addition to pottery I make all my own clothes, and dabble in lots of other crafts as well. I was looking for a roundup of sewing patterns good for people making pottery or wearing around the studio but couldn’t find any so I thought…

    Sewing for potters

  • Red Light District

    UPDATE April 2022: Vaccine passes no longer required! December 2022 Just a heads up that I am still open under ‘close proximity business’ requirements under red or orange traffic light settings. So go ahead and book a lesson or workshop – just make sure you follow my guidance around vaccine passport requirements. Please don’t be…

    Red Light District

  • I made a pottery comic!

    You can purchase a ‘hand job’ clay kit in my online shop which comes with this cute little illustrated how-to guide I made! My plan is you work on turning this into more of a zine so watch this space!

  • Easy DIY Sunblock

    Summer in the Southern hemisphere is upon us and many people are struggling with the added expense of sunscreen on their budgets. Well, it doesn’t have to be that way! Liberate yourself from commercial sunscreen and its often reef-harming chemicals! It’s fun and empowering to make your own mineral sunscreen that is better for the…

    Easy DIY Sunblock

  • COVID Protection Framework update

    As of this Friday 3 Dec Wellington moves into the Orange light system and I will be required to check COVID vaccination status for lessons and workshops as these fall under the ‘close proximity business’ NZ COVID protection framework rules.  I am also required to be double-vaccinated in order to offer close-proximity services (which I am).…

  • Boob mugs workshop 5 December!

    My last workshop for 2021 is now confirmed for Sunday, 5 December, 11am to 1pm! Make your own boob mugs with me! Learn how to sculpt titties onto wheelthrown mugs using 100% NZ clays in a relaxed, fun environment at my studio in Newtown.  You will have 1 tile and 2 wheelthrown forms to work…

    Boob mugs workshop 5 December!

  • Open Studio this Saturday 20 November!

    I was really looking forward to the Dom Polski Christmas market that was scheduled for this weekend and the awesome folk dancing, accordion jams, beer garden and pierogi! But unfortunately due to Level 2 restrictions they have decided to cancel the event. Since I had already cleared my schedule I’ve decided I’m going to have…

    Open Studio this Saturday 20 November!

  • Shipping is now carbon neutral!

    In a very exciting development all of my shipping within Aotearoa is now carbon neutral! Thanks to NZ Post for making this possible. You can read more on their website here: Your parcel shouldn’t cost the earth From April 2021, person to person sending of all mail and parcels will be carbon neutral.

    Shipping is now carbon neutral!