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.
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.
For some situations the three litre casserole is just a little to large. When you are cooking for just two or three people something smaller would be better. After many requests, we have created a new one litre casserole. This compact casserole allows smaller portions to be cooked, without the problem of the food drying out. Available in three designs, it can be taken from the oven to the table (with some protection for your table) to compliment your existing Temuka ware in the same design.
Temuka Pottery Outlets
We are inviting expressions of interest with a view to expanding Temuka Pottery stockists in the North & South Islands, during 2013. Either as a Temuka Pottery Shop under license, or stocking a smaller range using a new 'gift station' business model we're developing.
Please email our GM - Chris van der Werff - email@example.com