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Quartz Museum

8 Bates Street, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
+64 6-348 5555
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Ceramics, an Inspiring and rare collection

As a person who works with clay, I was delighted and inspired by this collection. Rick Rudd's... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
chiyu r
Quartz Museum a real treasure!

I visited the Museum of Studio Ceramics this Queens Birthday long weekend with an elderly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rachel G
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8 Bates Street, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

As a person who works with clay, I was delighted and inspired by this collection. Rick Rudd's devotion to the future of ceramics in New Zealand is evident. His refined curatorial skill shows each piece at its best. While this place was something of a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the Museum of Studio Ceramics this Queens Birthday long weekend with an elderly uncle. As an avid collector of both NZ and Australian studio pottery - it was an absolute treat! Rick was incredibly warm and informative at the main desk, the Crown...More

Thank Rachel G
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you even have a remote interest in pottery or art then the Quartz Museum is definitely worth a visit. We were greeted at the door by the potter Rick Rudd who has a collection of over 400 of his own works on display at...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2018

Definitely worth a visit. The museum is anchored by the prolific and talented ceramic work of Rick Rudd but there are also varied and interesting collections by other NZ and overseas artists. Clear labelling enhances the effective display arrangements. A credit to Rick whose passion...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

The Quartz Museum is a real gem - it was the absolute highlight during our five-day visit to Whanganui. My partner doesn't particularly like pottery or ceramics, but when we got to this museum he wanted to stay forever. We were both blown away by...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

I had visitors staying so thought a quick trip to the Quartz Museum and studio would be on the cards. What an amazing place... it WOW-ed me! Rick Rudd introduced himself and explained the galleries on offer on this day (they do change frequently) and...More

Thank Kerry C
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

This is an incredible collection of NZ pottery and ceramics. Our visit was the highlight of our visit to Whanganui. Which is saying something as there is so much rich art, history and community. I especially enjoyed the historical collection NZ potters. But the guest...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

We went this afternoon and although we are not particularly knowledgeable about ceramics and/or pottery we enjoyed the well set out displays and information.

Thank Margspatch
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful collection of ceramics. Well worth the visit. Rick Rudd has a great display of his work as well as other NZ and UK potters as well as some from other countries.

Thank Sue F
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Recently in New Zealand, we visited the Quartz Gallery in Whanganui, owned and operated by Rick Rudd. This gallery/museum is a 'must see' for anyone interested in Ceramic Art. Rick has on display, a collection of more than 400 ceramic works of art. He is...More

Thank Jan Dave M
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