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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, September 27, 2009

Things to see in Waikouaiti and Waitati

The first weekend of the month is almost with us again. This is an exciting time to be in Waikouaiti as you can visit a painter, a potter, and a weaver and see their work and their studios. So do visit us, and Marion Day, we are open the first weekend of the month, Saturday and Sunday afternoons, 1pm -5pm.

As the warmer weather approaches, we hope!..., Marion Day and ourselves are considering opening more frequently. We will try opening most Sunday afternoons from this month onwards and may also begin to fling the door open other times too. As we are a working studio, and I have kilns to fire and pots to glaze, things sometimes come up that make it impossible for us to open the door. We will put signs out and, in our case, fly the flag when we are open. If you are making a special trip to see our work, it is a good idea to give a ring first to make sure that we are open.

If you are driving to Waikouaiti, why not combine it with a visit to the Gallery On Blueskin at Waitati? The gallery is the first building you come to on the left as you turn off the main road on the big bend at blueskin bay. The gallery is situated just before the garden center entrance. The gallery is holding its Spring Show at the moment. The show runs until 11 October. Laura and I are two of the 13 artists taking part.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Where you can see our paintings and pottery

We open our studio to the public on the first weekend of each month and we are also happy to see people at other times too. Just phone us to make sure we are home, send me an Email at opogallery AT gmail DOT com, or leave a message on our blog site a day or two before you would like to visit so that we can make arrangements.

Gallery on Blueskin at Waitati, 15 minutes North of Dunedin, have a good selection of Peter's Pottery on show. This gallery is well situated beside beautiful Blueskin Bay and can be part of a nice day out from Dunedin. Louise and Nicky are the delightful people that run the gallery, and you can be sure of a warm welcome there. The gallery is open every day except Monday.

Laura's paintings may be found at Moray Gallery in Princes Street, Dunedin, quite close to the Octagon.

Peter is a member of the Stuart Street Potter's Co-operative, and always has pottery on show there. The Co-operative Gallery is situated in Lower Stuart Street, Dunedin, just opposite the Law Courts. The Co-operative Gallery is open 6 days every week, Monday to Saturday. Co-op members take turns to look after the gallery, and Peter is there once a fortnight on a Tuesday; he will be there next on Tuesday 8 September.

Peter and Laura usually also have a small selection of work available at Renaissance Gallery, Dunedin, which has a lovely rural location with displays outside of sculpture, a bead shop, and a nice gallery. Check their web site for how to get there. www.renaissancegallery.co.nz

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.