The Quarry Ceramics Shop

The Quarry Ceramics Shop sells a wide range of ceramic supplies, equipment and clay. It is New Zealand’s supplier for Amaco glazing products. Visit the shop or contact us about an order. Our friendly staff are happy to offer advice on all the clays and glazes we stock.

We sell:
·         Feeney’s Raku (red, buff, white, gold)
·         Primo Clay (stoneware, terracotta, porcelain, production white)
·         Waikato Ceramics Mac’s Mud
·         Chrysanthos Glaze (user-friendly premixed underglaze and glazes)
·         Hand tools (individual and in kits)
·         Stains and oxides
·         Abbots glazes can be ordered, as well as  Orton cones, colourants and equipment

 

Pottery facilities and equipment

We offer ceramic facilities to the community in our communal pottery room. The Pottery Room houses 2 electric kilns, pottery wheels, slab roller, bat, board, wedging tables and various other equipment and tools. The Pottery Room is used for workshops and classes, and is reserved almost every Tuesday for the Quarry Clay Members group. The Pottery Room is available for hire or individual use; to discuss room use or booking, or becoming a member, please contact us.

 

Firings

We have 2 electric kilns, complete with furniture and staff to assist with loading, programming and unloading. The kilns can be booked for an individual firing (with bisque or glaze firing rate) or if you just have a few pieces we can organise a shared firing dividing the cost and the space between a number of contributing potters. Contact us for further information and bookings.

Wood firings are permitted if they fit within our firing guidelines, considered by our  Manager. The Quarry has a fire brick pad suitable for above ground pit-firing, raku, or small temporary firing structures, such as tee-pee kiln, turf-kiln, bath-tub.