History 

We have a large history associated with Temuka Pottery.

 

Pottery production began on the Temuka Site in the 1930's. Arthur Toplis, factory manager for NEECO (National Electric and Engineering Company) started producing small items for New Zealand Insulators' customers. New Zealand Insulators at the time being Temuka Pottery's parent company. Insulators are still being produced at the Temuka factory site today. A separate pottery manufacturing area was built at the factory in 1977 after demand for items. Manufacturing continued at the Temuka Factory until the early 2000's, and it was relocated to the current factory in Palmerston North.  

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Where we are now..

All of our commercial lines are now produced at the Palmerston North Factory to service the larger demand in the North Island. In store, we have a selection of hand painted items, that are only available in store or on the Temuka Pottery Retail Shop website.