Welcome to Temuka Pottery

From the township of Temuka, on the South Canterbury plains, since 1931,
New Zealand Insulators has proudly designed and produced Temuka Pottery.
Our brand is pure New Zealand heritage – and thousands of kiwi households use
Temuka Pottery on a daily basis. It lasts and lasts.

Many New Zealanders know Temuka Pottery as the curvy
brown Riverstone series designed by the late Jack Laird
of Nelson. Launched in 1971, the beautiful Riverstone
sold millions of pieces. Since then Temuka Pottery has
developed and changed – our pottery reflects modern
New Zealand, with clean designs created with bright
and colourful glazes.
Orange Raglan Racer

As well as from this web site, our pottery can be purchased from the Temuka Pottery
Shop in Temuka,Merge Fashion and Homewares in Newmarket, Auckland and the
Cambridge Country Store in Cambridge.

All commercial enquires are welcomed by the team at Temuka Pottery and we undertake
to work and support your business to meet your special requirements and your
individual needs. We understand the effort required to make a great kiwi business as we
have been doing it for over 80 years.

Temuka Pottery is proud of it’s history, and as the only commercial pottery manufacturer in New Zealand we look forward to a strong future. We like to share our enthusiasm for ceramics, and we are more than happy for you to contact us with any comments or thoughts you may have.

We welcome you to support our brand and enjoy our products – by visiting the shops,
purchasing from this website, or just sharing your ideas with us.


New Designs

We’ve made some changes to the Temuka Junior Range. Pirate Pete has sailed off into
the southern seas and we have introduced two new designs – Lovatt Bear, named in
honour of Thomas Lovatt who was one of the first managers of Temuka Pottery,
and also Deni Dinosaur. Kids of all ages are excited by dinosaurs.

Lovatt BearDeni Dinosaur
Lovatt BearDeni Dinosaur

Pohutukawa Design

For those of you with pieces in the Pohutukawa design, and for others thinking
of getting some, we are pleased to let you know that we have expanded the range,
adding a large and small baker, rectangular platter, flan, dinner plate, desert plate,
and also a 500ml and 1 lt jugs. This series now covers the dining and oven to table
setting. Take a look


Temuka Pottery

Hand_Painted_WebWe are inviting expressions of interest with a view to expanding Temuka Pottery stockists in the North & South Islands, during 2014. Either as a Temuka Pottery Shop under license, or stocking a smaller range using a new ‘gift station’ business model.

Please email our GM – Chris van der Werff – chris@nzinsulators.co.nz.

Temuka Shops


57 Vine Street, State Highway One Bypass, Inside the historic Mendelson Barn, Temuka
Telephone: (03) 615 5651
Fax: (03) 615 5652
Shop Details and Map


Merge Fashion and Homewares, Shop 254 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland
Telephone: (09) 222 2729
Shop Details and Map

Cambridge Country Store

Cambridge Country Store, 92 Victoria Street, Cambridge
Telephone: (07) 827 8715
Fax: (07) 827 7247
Shop Details and Map
Midnight Mist

Generally the shop and website prices are identical, the only exception being packing, freight or courier charges.The Temuka Shop offers ‘seconds’ at lower prices from time-to-time. Seconds are not offered on this website, the Newmarket store or in the Cambridge store.

Please note – since April 2012 online orders from Canterbury & Otago are delivered from the Shop in Temuka. All other orders get despatched from the Factory.

Enquiries regarding online purchases can be made by calling NZ Insulators on 03-6878100.

Chris van der Werff is the GM of both Temuka Pottery and NZI. Call him on 0277-066205, he’d love to hear from you.

Read an Open Letter to Temuka Pottery Customers from Chris here.

Gift Vouchers

If you can’t decide what shape or design, why not give a Temuka Pottery Gift Voucher?

Simply select the amount you’d like to give and they can buy any Temuka Pottery items on the website.

Please note – Gift Vouchers purchased online can only be redeemed on this website, not at the Shop.

If you have any other printed Temuka Pottery Gift Vouchers , these can be redeemed at the Shop.

Price List

Download the complete PDF schedule of current Temuka shapes, designs & prices by clicking here.

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