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Driving Creek Railway and Potteries

380 Driving Creek Road, Coromandel Town 3506, Coromandel-Colville
Closed

Business Details

Driving Creek is a place on the Coromandel Peninsula where art, conservation and engineering come together. 

The Driving Creek Railway, Arts and Conservation Trust aims to foster the 24 hectares and distinctive pioneering buildings as a unique cultural, learning and visitor experience, using its narrow-gauge mountain railway, wildlife sanctuary, pottery studios and diverse collections of New Zealand studio pottery, industrial pottery, sculpture (clay art), paintings, drawings, books, engineering drawings, photographs and the private papers of Barry Brickell, its founder. 

The Trust will maintain the property as a tourist attraction and develop it as an arts and cultural facility for the benefit of the local community and visitors to the town.

Note: bookings for train rides should be made via 

bookings@dcrail.nz

 or 

0800-327-245 or international +64 7 866 8703.

Type:
Craft/Object

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Hosted events

  •  Coromandel Town, Coromandel-Colville
    31 July 2024 - 25 September 2024 , 06:00 PM
    06:00 PM
    Type:
    Develop coiling, slab and pinch methods to construct 3D sculptures to decorate with earthy slip hues and sgrafitto mark making. You will develop your surface decoration skills while becoming more fluent in 3D forms.
  •  Coromandel Town, Coromandel-Colville
    12 October 2024 - 13 October 2024 , 09:30 AM
    09:30 AM
    Type:
    During this workshop we will throw an arsenal of bottles and progress into enclosed forms of varying sizes and shapes to alter in both gentle and more vigorous ways with simple tools and paddles as we become sensitive to the clay’s willingness t
  •  Coromandel, Waikato
    21 October 2024 - 25 October 2024 , 11:00 AM
    11:00 AM
    Type:
    This 5-day fundamentals of practical glaze chemistry course is perfect for potters who want to start mixing their own glazes, as well as for those with basic knowledge and experience who want to expand their skills.
  •  Coromandel Town, Waikato
    1 November 2024 - 3 November 2024
    Type:
    Join us from November 1st to 3rd to celebrate 50 years of Driving Creek Pottery. We have a weekend full of talks, firings, and food planned and would love to share it with as many of the DCR family as possible.

Attending Events

1

Nov 2024

Celebrating 50 Years of Driving Creek!
Coromandel Town, Waikato

31

Jul 2024

Hand-built Sculpture 8-Week Course with Iona Matheson
06:00 PM
Coromandel Town, Coromandel-Colville

21

Oct 2024

Fundamentals of Practical Glaze Chemistry (cone 6-10)
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380 Driving Creek Road, Coromandel Town 3506, Coromandel-Colville

Contact Persons

Deborah Hide-Bayne (Curator-archivist)
Deborah Hide-Bayne (Curator-archivist)

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Opening hours
GMT
Monday
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed