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Classes run by our experienced tutors are continuing at various venues throughout the city. Topics covered depend on the particular class, but generally include:

  • Handbuilding

  • Throwing on the wheel

  • Decorating

  • Glazing

  • Firing Techniques

  • Structure & Form

2015 -  20th April - 28 June - 8 weeks
Day/Class Time Tutor Venue


7:00 pm – 9:00pm

Shona Clarkson

Room 7

Tuesday 7:00 pm – 9:00pm Renate Galetzka

Room 7

Thursday 7:00 pm – 9:00pm Shona Clarkson Room 7
  To enquire and enrol

Enquiries phone Genevieve on (03) 332 7785
                or email mtpleasantpottery@gmail.com
If you phone or email you will still need to complete an application form before commencing classes.

  Tutors Introducing the tutors & samples of their work

Shona Clarkson
Shona has have been potting for over 25 yrs having started in Dunedin and attending the Otago Polytechnic School of Art where she received a Diploma of Ceramic Art in 1990. Since moving to Christchurch Shona has been teaching pottery.
She enjoys working in her home studio always playing and experimenting. Her work has moved from wheel thrown work to hand building. Shona says “I like the freedom to use the clay as a canvas to make marks by stamping, embossing, printing and then shape it into what ever is the project of that time, there will never be enough time to complete my present and future works.”
Click Here to visit Shona's webpage


Renate Galetzka
Originally an educator from Germany, I discovered pottery in a hobby class in Christchurch in the mid nineties. Feeling passionately drawn towards it, I soon attended every workshop, class and demonstration I could get my fingers on. I am a student of Frederika Ernsten who I did extensive work experience with.
From 2000 to 2003 my family and I lived in Switzerland where I did a traditional apprenticeship, which gave me a trade certificate as a potter. Now I live and work in Christchurch.


Geneviève Forrester
I am a Belgian national, originally trained as a scientist and a teacher. I had a first encounter with pottery when, as a young adult, I got interested in the work of a Belgian ceramist, who was close friend of my parents. When my family moved to Christchurch in 2003, I finally realised my long waited dream to join a pottery class and learn more about the craft. I like hand built natural organic forms and animals, but I also throw traditional functional ware on the wheel. Also, when I learn something that I am really passionate about, I like to share it and pass it on for others to enjoy.

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