The Great Plate is the Quarry Art Centre’s annual fundraiser, helping raise money for the operations and special projects of New Zealand longest running community arts centre.
Each year artists from around Northland donate their time and artistic efforts to make and/or decorates a ‘plate’ (there are many interpretations about what a plate is). The plates are then auctioned on TradeMe, with the proceeds going to the Quarry Arts Centre for the continued maintenance and upgrades of the community kilns, buildings, and other special projects. We appreciate the artist’ contributions to keeping the Quarry Arts Centre alive and flourishing, and look forward to seeing this year’s creations!
Just some of our 2023 Great Plate artists!
The Great Plate 2022
Thank you to the throwers, artists, bidders and buyers for another successful fundraiser for the Quarry Arts Centre. In 2022 we raised $12500! This money will be put towards building a small wood-fire kiln so that potters can play with wood-firing on a smaller scale.
Our Top Selling Plate was won by Dell Pryor, and the People’s Choice Award was a three-way tie between Carol Robinson, Ida Edwards and Sheree Wagner. Each award receives $100 store credit to the Quarry Shop (with this year’s People’s Choice being split between the three wi
See the 3D plates the videos below
The annual fundraiser for the Quarry Arts Centre raises money for the continued maintenance and upgrades of the community kilns and buildings. This enabled a brand new kiln to be purchased last year, and phase out an older kiln that no longer had the heat to complete glaze firings.
THE AUCTION and GALLERY OPENING NIGHT
Thursday 4th August, 5-7pm – Yvonne Rust Gallery.
AUCTION CLOSING PARTY
Sunday 14th August, 2-4pm. Bring a plate and come on down for our closing party, with Captain Jayman as the auctioneer commentator!