Waiohiki Creative will open its doors for the second year as part of the Festival
celebrations. Gather friends and family and pop out to visit this thriving hub of
artists and craftspeople in the heart of the Bay, near the spectacular historic
Ōtātara Pā site.
Waiohiki Creative Arts Village will be offering a full programme of
free community activities over the two weeks. Key events include:
Wood-Fired Kiln from Thu 10 Oct
The huge wood-fired kiln will be fired up for the first time in three years, this takes
four days to load and will be started on 10 October. The kiln fire will be kept
burning for five days and nights by a team of volunteers and opened up
on the Lazy Sunday Open Studios.
Fire and Clay Night Sat 19 Oct, 6pm
An exciting night of culture, craft and fire for the whole whanau with an
introduction to pōwhiri, featuring raku-firing ceramics, pit-firing of
ceramics, kapa haka, hāngi, and a bronze pour. There will be a
community fire and drum jam with bonfire after 7.30pm.
Lazy Sunday Open Studios and Artisan
Market 27 Oct, 10am
The Waiohiki Village artists will open their studios - come and visit their exhibitions
and browse their quality handmade goods. Watch the wood-fired kiln being unloaded
while you enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the Village. There will be music, food and
sculpture to be devoured. This will be a great family day!