A favourite in NZ households since 1931 Temuka Pottery is a reliable, hardworking New Zealand icon that has stood the test of time.
Temuka Pottery is made in New Zealand by artisans using
simple machines and old-fashioned methods. A few items are imported in ‘ready
to glaze’ form to complement our core range. Glazing is done by hand and often
applied in two layers to create a deliberate emphasis on the runs, finger marks
and imperfections characteristic of handmade pottery. No two pieces are exactly
alike and some variation between batches can be expected. In this way, we hope
to produce pottery with a hand-crafted character that you will treasure.
Products are made to order with a 4-6 week turn around.
Temuka Pottery has been a long standing supplier to the hospitality industry in NZ. Throughout the country, we are represented by Southern Hospitality.
Our pottery’s current look, weight and feel reflects a unique hand-crafted design, inspired by the organic spirit of the artisan, produced in contemporary textures and colours.
While the style of Temuka Pottery represents today’s desire for basic organic structure, each piece is fully commercial, vitrified to over 1200°C, making the product dense, chip resistant, heat retentive, and resistant to dishwasher chemicals. Temuka Pottery glazes are fired to ensure they become part of the body and will not craze in normal conditions.
Each shape has been designed and made by hand, the original piece is then moulded for production. This process allows each piece to keep the uniqueness of handmade crockery. Temuka Pottery’s artisans apply the glazes by hand creating the layered and textured effects.
Your local Southern Hospitality representative can provide a full catalogue and pricing on all products available.