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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. 

 


 

 

Temuka Pottery is proud to to annouce a new design range featuring New Zealand native birds - the Fantail (available now), Rifleman (June 2014), South Island Tomtit (August 2014) ,Rock Wren (October 2014) and Silver Eye ( December 2014). Each design is available in 5 shapes and comes in Moss Green or Temuka White.Temuka Pottery will donate 10% of the sale price of each item to Forest & Bird to continue their work in protecting fragile habitats and threatened species. These designs are only available via this web site and the Temuka Pottery Shop in Temuka  

 
       


 
 

 


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