Half Pint Gallery
Open every weekend 11am-5pm
A gallery specialising in Ceramics.
This is a destination gallery where you will always see something different. Onsite the gardens are full of ceramics.
The Room to Grow glasshouse is built out of recycled windows and houses plants and sculptural ceramics.
The Mug Shop is a separate space from the gallery and has all sorts of domestic ware made by the resident artists.
Even here you will not find mass produced products. Aidan and Jo Raill love making special and unique pottery for the home. Next to the Mug Shop is a small studio where you may see pots being made.
Half pint Gallery promotes the wonderful diversity of Clay.
Exhibition By Way of the forest
3rd September to 25th September
Thirty-five years ago my family moved onto the property where Half Pint Gallery and Pottery are located. The small sliver of bush had animals grazing in it and the property was covered in grass and derelict buildings. Two years later there was a large landslide in which the Puriri tree above uprooted and moved down the hill.
35 years on, most of the grass is gone and the property continues to be replanted. The latest area to be developed is above the current area of ancient bush. The replanting will all be native plants. It is an ongoing project which will take years to complete.
To celebrate this reforestation, the idea for the next exhibition 'By Way Of the Forest' was conceived.