Welcome to Temuka Pottery

From the township of Temuka, on the South Canterbury plains, since 1931, New Zealand Insulators has proudly
designed & produced Temuka Pottery. A legacy and a responsibility.

Our brand is pure New Zealand heritage - and thousands of kiwi households use Temuka Pottery on a daily basis. It lasts and lasts.

Of course many New Zealanders know Temuka Pottery as the curvy brown Riverstone series designed by the late Jack Laird of Nelson. Launched in 1971, the beautiful Riverstone sold millions of pieces.

Like most pottery ventures, Temuka suffered at the hands of 
very cheap imports - but the good news is that Temuka Pottery is making something of a comeback. Our brand represents hand-crafted durability.

We're working hard to ensure Temuka Pottery is commercially sustainable.

Pivotal in this initiative has been the reopening of a Temuka Pottery Shop in Mendelson Barn on the State Highway One Bypass in Temuka. Operated under license by Charles & Amanda Scarsbrook, the owners of 100% Homemade Café.


Further stockists have been added with Merge Fashions and Homewares in Newmarket, and the Cambridge Country Store in Cambridge now carrying Temuka product.

As you'll see in this website, we're developing the Temuka range, and we have hired additional local production staff as volumes have grown. 

We welcome you to support our brand and enjoy our products - by visiting the Shop, or purchasing from this website. 



New Web Site



We have been working closely with our web developers, ZoomRoom, on a new Temuka Pottery web site. The launch of the new site isn't too far away, and in conjunction with the launch we will be adding designs that have been in live trial in the pottery store in Temuka. Our decorators are also busy being creative and trialling brand new designs to be released later this year.


Temuka Pottery Outlets

We are inviting expressions of interest with a view to expanding Temuka Pottery stockists in the North & South Islands, during 2014. Either as a Temuka Pottery Shop under license, or stocking a smaller range using a new 'gift station' business model. 

Please email our GM - Chris van der Werff - chris@nzinsulators.co.nz