Temuka Pottery

Temuka Pottery

In 1931, under Manager Arthur Toplis, we diversified into pottery production. Then and now, organised as a separate business within NZI, Temuka Pottery is quintessentially Kiwi - a household name.

Our pottery offering had it's finest hour with the 1971 release of the Jack Laird designed Riverstone Series, the curvy brown Temuka Pottery which to many New Zealanders is still how they remember our brand.
We also made the famous NZ Railways cups/saucers which were generally considered to be indestructible.

NZI is attempting to revive one of New Zealand's best loved brands - Temuka Pottery.

We're pleased to have reopened the Temuka Pottery Shop, in the historic Mendelson Barn (57 Vine Street) - on the State Highway Bypass in Temuka. The Shop is being operated under license by Charles & Amanda Scarsbrook, who own the popular 100% Homemade Cafe, also in Mendelson Barn.

-  March 2013 we landed once more in the North Island! The Cambridge Country Store - also known as The Pink Church - has a good selection of Temuka Pottery.

- December 2013 we have partnered with Merge Fashion and Homewares in Newmarket Auckland. This is 20 years to the month since Temuka Pottery was last sold in Newmarket


Temuka, South Canterbury
57 Vine Street, State Highway 1 Bypass, inside Mendelson Barn
Phone 03-6155651, Fax 03-6155652
Open 7 Days: 
Weekdays 9am-5pm
Weekends 10am-4pm
Public Holidays 10am-3pm
Closed = Christmas Day, New Years Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday & Anzac Day.

Cambridge, Waikato
CAMBRIDGE COUNTRY STORE (sometimes called The Pink Church)
92 Victoria Street, State Highway 1
Phone 07-8278715, Fax 07-8277247
Open 7 Days: 
Weekdays 8.30am-5pm
Saturdays 8.30am-5pm
Sundays 9am-5pm
Closed = Christmas Day.

Newmarket, Auckland
Merge Fashion and Homewares,
Shop 254 Broadway, Newmarket
Phone 09 222-2729

Open 7 Days:
Monday to Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday and Friday 9am - 7pm
Saturday 9am - 6pm
Sunday 10am to 5pm
Pulic Holidays 10am to 5pm
The Shop is not open on: Christmas Day, Good Friday, or Anzac Day morning.


The entire Temuka Pottery range is available for online purchase at www.temukapottery.co.nz

Website and shop prices are identical, but the Temuka shop does offer 'seconds' at lower prices from time-to-time. Seconds are not offered on the Temuka website.

For the latest (18-November-2014) Temuka Pottery product range and retail price list click here.

To download the latest (March 2014) Pottery Shop advert in Latitude magazine click here

 - February 2014
 - December 2013
 - October 2013
 - August 2013 
 - June 2013
 - April 2013
- February 2013

All Temuka product is lead & cadmium free and can be used in the oven, microwave & dishwasher.

Gift vouchers purchased online via our website can only be redeemed on the Temuka Pottery website.
But if you have any other Temuka Pottery gift vouchers, these can be redeemed at the Shop.

Temuka Pottery enquiries can be directed to Heather George at NZI who looks after our pottery business. Call Heather on DDI 03-6878139 or email

For an open letter to Temuka Pottery supporters from our GM, please click here.
Check out the Temuka 'look' which we've been using since early 2011.

Discussions are underway regarding Temuka Pottery retail gift stations which we hope to deploy 2014.
Retailers considering a Temuka Gift Station for their outlet can call Chris van der Werff on 027-7066505.