Below is a list of the top and leading Pottery Shops in Christchurch. To help you find the best Pottery Shops located near you in Christchurch, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Christchurch’s Best Pottery Shops:
The top rated Pottery Shops in Christchurch are:
- General Pottery – has quality glaze materials and clay products
- Halswell Pottery Group – promotes the pottery world with its products and services
- Potteryworld – diverse range of ceramic kitchenware and decorations
- Ata Ceramics Shop – handmade pottery products
- Sanderson China & Pottery – exceptional artworks made from clay
General Pottery is owned and operated by Gwen, a Christchurch-based pottery artist. She founded the pottery studio to provide the needed support to the Canterbury potting community. This includes all craftsmen from newbies to potters with advanced skills. The pottery shop has a great collection of glaze materials and elements, clay, underglazes as well as pottery tools and equipment. Most products are from local suppliers. General Pottery aims to provide a lovely and sustainable alternative to plastics. They have garden ceramics, home essentials and decorative pieces.
Bonsai Pottery Kit, Plant Hanger Pottery Kitset, Cream and Sugar Pottery Kitset, Tea and Cake Pottery Kitset, Tea Light House Pottery Kitset, Clay, Glaze Materials
“Very handy supply store in the city. Super helpful and knowledgeable staff and a great range of reasonably priced clay, tools, glazes etc. I got a 20kg bag of clay for less than I would have paid online with shipping. They also have some lovely finished pieces by local artists. Highly recommend.” –Annie Collins
Halswell Pottery Group
Halswell Pottery Group is a local organization aiming to promote and improve the ceramic arts industry in the Christchurch neighbourhood. It is based at Candys Road, Halswell, Christchurch, New Zealand where members hold several classes and workshops. They have an impressive selection of firing facilities like a salt kiln, gas, electric and wood-burning kilns, and a Japanese-style anagama kiln. Barrel firing, raku firing and pit firing are also regularly held at the pottery studio. Their creations are displayed either at their showroom area or at other exhibit venues within Canterbury.
Ceramics: Homeware, Decorware, Kitchenware
“Best pottery group in Christchurch. Love their gallery shop.” –Murray Tasker
Potteryworld means quality to most Christchurch residents. The New Zealand-based pottery shop was opened to the public in 2000 and has the best product range in the country. A collection of regular offerings, limited-edition merchandise and seasonal products can be seen at their display area. Their product range includes the customer favourite glazed ceramics, 4stone, terracotta, Pietro and yuccas just to name a few. The best-selling glazed range offers the heavy metal, glacier, swamp, sapphire, lava, black, copper, blue cloud, coral blue, opal green, graphite and aqua collection.
Glazed, Atlantis, Water Features, 4 Stone, Statues & Ornaments, Terracotta, Terrazo, Pietro, Yuccas, Saigon Ceramics, Bespoke Handmade Furniture
“Fantastic great staff and they stand behind what they sell. We purchased a VERY large pot there and it failed after a few years. Mark didn’t hesitate to exchange it for a pot of similar value. We could take our time which turned out to be months so there was no pressure. Thank you for standing by what you sell.” –Greg Campbell
Ata Ceramics Shop
Ata Ceramics Shop is owned and operated by Grace Uivel, a talented Cantabrian pottery artist. She handmade all products and elements at the shop. Her 7 years of experience in the pottery world helped her develop and improve her pottery skills. This is aside from her training under master potter Frederika Ernsten, a well-known local artist. Her shop is located at London Street in Lyttelton and has products that can liven up any home and office space. She also provides pottery workshops and classes for aspiring potters.
Ceramics, Pottery Classes
“Local ceramics, beautiful bowls, cups, jugs etc. Stock moves quickly, so get in while you can if you love something. You always need another little bowl!” –Anton Angelo
Sanderson China & Pottery
Sanderson China & Pottery is a local pottery shop presenting gorgeous masterpieces made from clay. They provide a wide range of choices to the Canterbury community and even welcomes custom requests. The store is situated on the Main North Road of Waikuku Christchurch, New Zeland. Kilns and other potter tools are available for public viewing at Sanderson China & Pottery. Whether it is a personal or corporate gift, a decorative element or kitchenware, the shop has a lovely inventory that can impress the giver and the receiver
Sculptures, Urns, Tiles, Ceramics, Fountains, Crafts, Birdbaths, Vases
“Amazing and so knowledgable. This place is so amazing their artwork is astounding. Such polite and happy people.” –Manda Orpwood