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    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.

    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.

    Azure Blue-Yellow HP Small BakerTemuka 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 Web Site

    Our new web site is finally up and running thanks to the hard work of Zoom Room.
    This site is faster and more expansive than previously, and although slightly different
    in style, we hope you find it easier to use.

    If you have any comments about our new site, or Temuka Pottery in general please do
    get in touch with us.

    New Designs

    We are adding new designs that have been on live trial in the Temuka Pottery shop in
    Temuka. The first of these is Galaxy,  which is somewhat different to the rest of our
    current ranges. This design is currently only available in Collection Mugs and Cereal Bowls.


    Temuka Pottery Outlets

    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

    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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