Quartz Museum of Studio Ceramics

Quartz Museum of Studio Ceramics, Whanganui: Hours, Address, Quartz Museum of Studio Ceramics Reviews: 5/5

Quartz Museum of Studio Ceramics

Quartz Museum of Studio Ceramics
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Tuesday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Margaret L
Wellington, New Zealand3 contributions
Exquisite!
May 2021 • Friends
An extraordinary collection of NZ pottery, exquisitely presented with a very welcoming and remarkably talented curator, Rick Rudd.
Written 19 June 2021
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Value4money
Rotorua, New Zealand72 contributions
A must see in Whanganui, a chance to purchase original works
Jun 2021 • Family
A very welcoming Rick Rudd on site giving a lovely presentation of his studio and the collections inside. Some of his own works through the years and his story. A huge personal collection on display of other potters. His own latest works on sale as well. Definitely worth the visit.
Written 6 June 2021
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Peter B
Auckland, New Zealand45 contributions
Exceptional museum of ceramics - not to be missed
May 2021
This museum is exceptional. We were so pleased to be recommended to visit, arriving late in the day but Rick Rudd kindly extended his afternoon for us. The quality and range of ceramics on display is stunning, and likely ranks among the best in NZ. Rick's own work has been widely acclaimed for good reason. There is also a substantial display from the late Simon Manchester's massive private collection - everything well displayed and labelled. This museum deserves to be on the itinerary of all visitors to Whanganui who have an interest in art.
Written 28 May 2021
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RadCCNZ
Auckland Central, New Zealand35 contributions
A fabulous collection.
Apr 2021 • Couples
Welcomed by a master potter, a visit to this gallery provides a truly breathtaking experience of ceramic artistry and craftsmanship at its finest.
With the more recent addition of Simon Manchester's enormous collection to his own extensive collection, and a comprehensive representation of his own body of work, Rick Rudd has created and masterfully curated a world class exhibition of a generation of the most eminent New Zealand potters.
This must be easily the most impressive display of ceramic art accessible to the public, in the country. It showcases the medium's enormous diversity of form, colour and texture, and the imagination, creativity and craftsmanship of the artists. The individual pieces can be imposing, delicate, beautiful and sometimes quirky. They delight and inspire.

It is worth a visit to Whanganui just to see this wonderful collection. But even better, plan a multi-day visit so you can enjoy some of the many other attractions the city and surrounds have to offer.
Written 15 April 2021
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Alan and Lynn White
2 contributions
a must see museum
Mar 2021
The whole experience was one of the highlights of our visit to the Artists Open Studios. friendly, professional, informative, and most of all inspiring. thank you Rick for your time and passion.
Written 24 March 2021
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Elly
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
Most amazing collection of NZ studio ceramics - beautifully displayed.
Jan 2021
What a gem! Absolutely enjoyed our visit to the Quartz museum and talks with Rick - so much so that we returned the following morning to take in more. A very accessible overview of per-dominantly New Zealand studio ceramics unequaled as far as the number of pieces on display are concerned. Rick has thoughtfully grouped the pieces on unobtrusive but very effective shelves and plinths - a great eye for displaying each piece to its advantage. A must see for anyone interested in New Zealand studio ceramics and a great place to learn about the subject. Thanks Rick for creating this.
Written 4 February 2021
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Russell T
1 contribution
Be inspired : Reminisce : Be impressed
Oct 2020
What a fabulous surprise....to find Rick's meticulously curated collection of NZ ceramics from potters throughout NZ. The collection tells a history of so many of our esteemed craftspeople spanning decades of potting. A great reminder of the depth of talent in our country. I suspect this collection is unequalled in NZ. Give plenty of time to take it all in, and if you're one of NZ's potters brace yourself for some positive reminiscing.
If you've ever worked with clay then be inspired with what's on display!
Written 1 February 2021
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ZoeB
Auckland, New Zealand4 contributions
Ceramic history in one place
Jan 2021 • Friends
This museum is an incredible treasure in Whanganui. The immense display that Rick has curated shows the depth and breadth of studio ceramics in Aotearoa. Rick provides a great insight into practitioners of note and his teapots are incredible! A must see.
Written 31 January 2021
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Fearless19625917923
2 contributions
Awesome thoughtful collection of ceramics
Jan 2021 • Couples
I just visited Quartz Museum today after being recommended by friends. I could have spent much longer soaking up the amazing collection of ceramics made by both international and New Zealand potters from past to present day. This place is a real credit to Rick Rudd, his knowledge and dedication to create a museum to showcase such works. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would thoroughly recommend a visit!👌
Written 19 January 2021
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Raquel
2 contributions
Ignited a passion in ceramics
Dec 2020 • Friends
The ceramics are beautiful with pieces for everyone’s taste/interest, Rick is very knowledgeable about the collection - a national treasure. I cannot wait for my next visit.
Written 31 December 2020
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