Welcome to the Waikouaiti Old Post Office Blog

Please follow the links to Peter's Pottery and Laura's Paintings on the right hand side of this page to see recent work from our studios and pottery and painting in progress.

This 102 year old building has been home and studio to artists, Peter and Laura Gregory, for the last 20 years. Under this roof both pottery and paintings are made.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Open Studio at the Old Post Office Coming up Soon, and Visit a Waikouaiti Weaver!

Yes, another open studio weekend is fast approaching at the Waikouaiti Old Post Office. We have them on the first weekend of each month.

Hours are Saturday and Sunday 1pm - 5pm. There will be displays of finished pots and paintings, as well as a chance to see work in progress and to talk to us about our work.

Peter usually throws pots on the wheel through the weekend, especially on the Sunday afternoon and talks about the process. Visitors are welcome!

Why not combine a trip to our open studio with a visit to the near by studio of Marion Day, who is a weaver?

Marion does beautiful work, she and her husband Eric are great people, and they have a lovely garden.

They open the same hours as us on the first weekend of every month, and we can easily give you directions from our place.

Here is a map of how to find us.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Where you can see our work.

On the first weekend of every month we open our studio at Waikouaiti Old Post Office to the public on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1pm. You can see us at work, talk to us, and see a display of finished pots and paintings.

Laura sells her paintings at Moray Gallery, Dunedin; which is on Princess Street, close to the Octagon.

Peter sells his pottery at Stuart Street Potter's Co-operative, Lower Stuart Street, Dunedin; opposite the Law Courts.

Peter also sells his pottery at Gallery on Blueskin, Waitati; 15 minutes North of Dunedin.

Peter also has some pottery, paintings, and printmaking at Renaissance Gallery, Ravensbourne, Dunedin. Laura usually has some paintings there too. Check their excellent website for how to get to this magical place.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Josephine's Tea Party at Stuart Street Potter's Co-operative

The Stuart Street Potter's Co-operative in Dunedin, of which I am a member, had an enjoyable opening of Josephine's Tea Party on Saturday. The exhibition of teapots and other tea making paraphernalia is colourful and fun. Most of the 12 member Co-op have taken part in this exhibition, and some have made teapots the like of which have not been seen before! The exhibition is well worth a visit, and with the weather forecast being somewhat grim for the next few days, why not spend time in the colourful and dry Stuart Street Potter's Co-operative gallery that can be found on Stuart Street opposite the Law Courts near the Dunedin Railway Station!

Teapots and tea making things by Judy Ringland-Stewart.

Tiger Tea making things by Paddy Carr.

Kiwi Teapot and reading material, by Nicole Kolig.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Yes, We Are Open This Weekend!

Why not come out for a Sunday drive to Waikouaiti and see some pottery being made, and have a look at some new pottery that was fresh out of the kiln on Friday. There are also paintings here by Laura, (and still some by Peter as well). Waikouaiti also has the world's best fish and chip shop, there is a local weaver who has her studio open (we can point you in her direction), and we have a beautiful beach. So...., don't stay indoors this weekend. Come and see us!

Meet the Artists

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Waikouaiti, Otago, New Zealand
I live with my wife Laura in an old Post Office building in the South Island of New Zealand. I make pottery, Laura paints, and we try to make a living from our work.