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Quartz Museum

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Fascinating collection of ceramics through the last few decades focusing on the local scene and its... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kawau Island, New Zealand
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Passionate about pots! Do not miss!

Beautiful gallery, a real win for wonderful wanganui. Fascinating exhibition, absolutely charming... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Robert S
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8 Bates Street, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating collection of ceramics through the last few decades focusing on the local scene and its international influences. Love some, leave some, explore a lot of new ideas in ceramics and re-appreciate a few old familiar ones. There’s more to see here than I thought...More

Thank gavinbrunton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful gallery, a real win for wonderful wanganui. Fascinating exhibition, absolutely charming host.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Whanganui has such an amazing art scene. New to me is the only ceramic museum in NZ. The building is a fantastic minimalist space that perfectly showcases the most eclectic collection of well known ceramic artists. You can also see Rick Rudd (owner/artist) in action....More

Thank K1W1G1RL
Reviewed 15 August 2018

A beautiful and rich experience for those interested in unique contemporary and historical collections of ceramics. It was a wonderful opportunity to discuss with the artist and curator, Rick Rudd, the selective collection of work in the gallery as well as his own work, which...More

Thank ClaudjeL
Reviewed 24 July 2018

This gallery is a treasure trove of pottery from the utilitarian to the fantastical. Most kiwis could find pieces that take them back to their childhood and then be awed by the beauty and creativity in other pieces. Richard Rudd has amassed an amazing collection...More

Thank PamelaY167
Reviewed 14 June 2018

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

Thank chiyur
Reviewed 5 June 2018 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
Reviewed 14 May 2018

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

Thank TeamIan
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

Thank ErikaMarco
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