Whether it’s a mug, vase, or a beautiful object. Pottery makes wonderful gifts for friends and family. Pottery shops in Auckland offer an incredible selection of ceramics these days. The following are the best pottery shops in Auckland if you’re looking for some of the city’s best ceramic pieces.
1. Kevin Kilsby Designer Ceramics
📍 4 Weston Avenue, Mount Albert, Auckland 1025, New Zealand
🕣 Wednesday to Friday – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Since 1988, Kevin Kilsby Designer Ceramics has been creating beautiful clay products. His handbuilt and sculptural pieces have been featured in numerous regional and national exhibitions. A number of Kevin’s works are in public and private collections. The slip cast ware he offers for sale at his shop is shipped throughout New Zealand. He works in the Auckland studio of the talented pottery artist who makes his works to match the country’s natural beauty.
📍 32 Waipuia Place, Greenhithe, Auckland 0632, New Zealand
🕣 Monday to Friday – 9am to 5pm
FairleyPotty Studio is owned by Scottish-New Zealand based potter, Joanne Fairley. Being creative and always using her hands with a background in physiotherapy and floristry. She has been working with clay for several years and now has her own studio.
She teaches adults and children hand building classes daily and evenings. She also teaches wheel lessons one-on-one, and offers seasonal workshops here and there. She offers hands-on help when necessary in her small classes. The pricing for the class includes your clay, glazes, and firing.
3. Painted Pacific Pottery
📍 32 Princes Street, Northcote, Auckland 0627, New Zealand
🕣 Monday to Friday – 9am to 5pm
Chrissie and Charlie Seakins run Painted Pacific Pottery, which is known for its ceramics made in New Zealand. For over 30 years, they have created unique ceramics inspired by New Zealand. Their pottery is exclusively available at their home studio on the North Shore of Auckland, New Zealand. All of their pottery is food-safe, dishwasher-safe, and robust for everyday use.
4. Tony Sly
📍 18 Teed Street, Newmarket, Auckland 1023
🕣 Monday to Friday – 10am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am 4pm
Pottery by Tony Sly highlights the unique artistry of the region with a mix of traditional and contemporary designs. Handcrafted in their studio located in the back portion of the store, their collections are all handcrafted on-site. There are three types of pottery in the pottery collection: modern, one-off, and classic. Every type of pottery has a unique look and feel. Rustic and classic collections exude European vibes. A modern pot is crafted with burnt orange stoneware to give it extra shine and appeal.
5. Waiheke Ceramics Factory
📍 26 Poto Road, Ostend, Auckland 1081, New Zealand
🕣 Monday to Saturday- 10am to 3pm Saturday
New Zealand’s Waiheke Island is famous for its handmade ceramics. Waiheke Ceramics Factory designs are based on Danish and Maori heritage and find inspiration from native flora and fauna. Their interest in clay reflects their appreciation of the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi Sabi, which celebrates the beauty of imperfection.