Help Taradale Pottery Club and Waiohiki Arts Village and its residents recover from Cyclone Gabrielle

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Help us re-build Taradale Pottery Club at Waiohiki Arts Village

Taradale, Napier

Taradale Pottery Club has been at Waiohiki Arts Village since 2008. On Monday 13 February 2023, Cyclone Gabrielle ripped through the Arts Village bringing a torrent of silt, debris and water with it.

Our awesome clubrooms were inundated with filthy water which swamped our space submerging our pottery wheels, electric kilns and key equipment. Our big community woodfire kiln was also badly affected.

As the clean-up starts we are keen to rebuild our clubrooms, which is a vital part of the Waiohiki Arts Village home to several Hawkes Bay Artists as well as the Pottery Club. This will take time, effort and money. We have a little insurance but not enough to replace everything.

If you know of anyone selling a kiln (gas or electric), we may be interested.

About us

Taradale Pottery Club is a group of keen potters who work out of the Waiohiki Creative Arts Village. Our programme of classes cater from absolute beginners through to Diploma level study of ceramics.

Use of funds

Purchasing replacement kilns and key equipment

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Club clean up progress  6 March 2023

It's almost three weeks since Cyclone Gabrielle tore through the club at the Waiohiki Arts Village. With the help of numerous volunteer helpers with shovels, wheelbarrows, diggers, bobcats and baking we have made huge progress with the clean up.

We are extremely grateful for the help of everyone and for the generous donations made to help us through this challenging time.

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Lynn on 12 Mar 2023
Wishing you a speedy result with the rebuild. Lynn
Vicki on 09 Mar 2023
Hope the clean up is going well, best of luck
Auckland Studio Potters Tuesday am Class
Auckland Studio Potters Tuesday am Class on 06 Mar 2023
Thinking of you all x From ASP Tuesday morning class.
Taradale Pottery Group

Thank you so much for your generous donation ASP Potters!

Taradale Pottery Group
Louise on 05 Mar 2023
Taradale Pottery Group

Thank you so much for your support Louise - it means a lot to us!

Taradale Pottery Group
Jo on 04 Mar 2023
I visited on the art trail and was in awe of your creative space, wishing you all a speedy recovery to get back to making and creating.
Taradale Pottery Group

Thank you so much for your support Jo, it means a lot to us!

Taradale Pottery Group

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This campaign started on 21 Feb 2023 and ended on 14 Mar 2023.