Botanical Plate Workshop


Create a gorgeous ceramic leaf plate

Includes all materials, glazing and kiln firing!

Tuesday 4 June or Sunday 9 June

SKU: Botanical-leaf-plate Category:


Create a gorgeous ceramic leaf plate

Craft your own botanical clay patterns: let your creativity flourish

Tuesday 4 June 10am – 12.30pm or Sunday 9 June1pm – 3.30pm

Join ceramicist Jane McCulla for a hands-on practical workshop at The Kiosk in the Botanic Gardens. Jane will demonstrate how to imprint botanical textures onto clay and hand-build a ceramic plate. You’ll also learn how to add a circular foot ring and smooth the edges. Jane will take care of the glazing and firing and two weeks later you’ll collect a glazed leaf plate imprinted with botanical patterns and suitable for everyday use.

Tutor Jane McCulla

Jane McCullaA ceramic artist, Jane McCulla graduated as a mature student with a 1st Class BA Hons in Fine & Applied Art at the University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland in 2006. Immigrating to NZ with her family in 2009, she established a homebased studio in Riverton, Southland, supplying galleries with her ceramic pieces. A year later, she moved north to Christchurch.

Jane creates textured, stretched, stoneware clay vessels and forms at her home-based studio in Diamond Harbour, Canterbury. She imbues fluid textures on her stoneware pieces, suggesting geology, archaeology, and mankind’s marks on the landscape, fluxed over time.

Teaching classes and workshops throughout NZ, she also undertakes both private and public commissions, including the Lyttel People Land Art Mandala in Albion Square, Lyttelton. For over 7 years, she was involved as a Regional Council Member and Vice President of Ceramics Association of NZ.

In 2017, Jane completed a seven-week residency at The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, the porcelain capital of the world in China.

Her ceramics have been featured in various publications and exhibited in both solo and national shows in London, UK, Ireland, and NZ. Her pieces are held in both private and public collections worldwide, and she has received several awards, including a Portage Merit Award in 2013.

Take a peek at some of Jane’s creations on her facebook page

Join us at The Kiosk, Christchurch Botanic GardensTe Māra Huaota o Waipapa
(Just over the footbridge from the Armagh St carpark). Free parking is available for the duration.

Tel: 366 6937
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Costs & Payment

$52 Members & Friends of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens
$58 Non-Members
Price includes all materials and self-serve tea, coffee and biscuits

Please bring along an apron or wear clothing that you are happy to get a spot or two of clay on.

Become a Member of the CHS and receive up to 30% off all our courses and workshops

Please note, our courses are aimed at adults. If you are under 18 please contact us before booking so we can check with our tutors. Nga mihi, CHS team

Additional information


10.30am – 12.30pm and 1pm- 3.30pm


Tuesday 4 June 10am-12.30pm, Sunday 9 June 1pm-3.30pm


The Kiosk, Christchurch Botanic Gardens (just over the footbridge from the Armagh Street carpark)


Members: $52, Non-Members: $58

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