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pottery workshop with Kwak Kyungtae


  • Sun 28 Jul 2024, 9:00am–5:00pm
  • Mon 29 Jul 2024, 9:00am–5:00pm
  • Tue 30 Jul 2024, 9:00am–5:00pm
  • Wed 31 Jul 2024, 9:00am–5:00pm


All Ages

Ceramics New Zealand is proud to present our 2024 Touring Potter programme featuring Kwak Kyungtae and Marco Minetti.

Learn the lost art of the Onggi technique, a method unique in the world for coil building large pots and forms. Traditionally born out of necessity in Korea, Onggi pots were and still are used today for food fermentation and storage. A quintessential example of how form follows function, both the forms and building techniques are a living art in and of themselves. You will be taught how to make coils, flatten the base of the pot, and coil the clay using the “Taryeom” method. Master Kwak will demonstrate how to paddle the form and shape it, giving you a newfound sense of volume and proportion on a large scale. There are only a handful of Onggi masters left in Korea, and this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn from one of them in New Zealand.

This is a hands-on workshop that will be held at Quarry Arts Centre, 21 Selwyn Avenue, Whangārei.
Registrations are strictly limited to 10 people.
Clay and all materials are included – but firing is not. Firing can be arranged through venue – contact the venue directly for more information.
The workshop runs daily from 9am to 5pm with a break for a shared lunch on 28 29 30 31 July 2024.
Payment plans are available. If you would like to pay in instalments please choose the ‘Pay by bank deposit’ option at check out and make a deposit of $500. The remaining balance will be invoiced and due by 1 May 2024. Any balances not paid in full by this date will lose their deposit.

We encourage all people registering to apply for Creative New Zealand Professional Development funding.

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