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Opening Hours 

Monday: 10:00am - 5:00pm General Studio

Tuesday: 10:30am - 1:30pm Tuesday Workshops and Main Studio  More info here

                  1:30pm - 7:00pm General Studio including Clay Room and Tool Workshop

Wednesday: 10:00am - 5:00pm General Studio

Thursday: 11:00am - 4:00pm Women's Day (open to all who identify as women)

Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm General Studio 


Studio Closures 2024:

22 January for Wellington Anniversary

6 February for Waitangi Day

18 - 22 March for Semester Break

29 March for Good Friday 

1 April for Easter Monday

25 April for ANZAC Day

3 June for King's Birthday

28 June for Matariki

16 August for Staff training 

9 - 13 September for Semester Break

28 October for Labour Day

25 December for Christmas Day

26 December for Boxing Day


New Artist Orientations

Every second Friday 10:30am

You will need to attend a New Artist Orientation before you can use the studio, attend a Tuesday Workshop or use the Clay Room. 

The orientation will take about 15 minutes and will introduce new artists to the kaupapa of Vincents including values, behavioural guidelines and expectations.

This will also include a general tour of the studio and a time to complete registration forms and art plans.

We will be taking bookings for up to 10 people each week.

Orientations can be arranged outside of these times for people referred from other organisations, those attending with support workers and those wanting to attend on Women’s Day.

If you want to use the Clay Room you will also need to book in to attend a Clay Room Induction (see below).


Clay Room

Vincents Clay Room Inductions

You will need to book in to attend a Clay Room Induction before you use the Clay Room.

Due to the huge increase in popularity of the Vincents Clay Room, we are now offering weekly induction sessions for those wanting to use our clay room for the first time. You may book in for a session once you have already attended one of our weekly New Artist Orientations.

These sessions will involve a Health and Safety induction, an overview of how to create ceramic artworks in the room and a demonstration of basic hand-building techniques including pinch pots and joining methods.

There will be a limit of 8 people per session so you will need to book by calling us on 04 4991030 or talk to staff when you are at Vincents.

The sessions will run from:

Every second Wednesday 3:00pm to 4:30pm

This will be the only time that you can have an induction to the clay room. You will also need to do this if you want to attend one of our Tuesday Workshops involving clay. The clay room will be closed to other artists from 3:00pm on Wednesdays so we have enough space in the room.

Please be on time for the session or you may miss out. If you are attending the Wednesday session, please arrive by 2:45pm.

Please note that the clay room is closed for cleaning at the following times:

Monday: 4:45pm

Tuesday: 6:30pm

Wednesday: 3:00pm (New artist orientations from 3pm)

Thursday: 3:45pm

Friday: 4:45pm       


Our studio is on street level and is fully accessible. There are accessible toilets available in the Village courtyard.





Vincents Art Workshop (Inc)

Willis St Village, 5 / 148 Willis Street, Wellington.

PO Box 11-706, Wellington.




Our Funders / Supporters

 Ministry of Social Development

 Wellington City Council


 Lottery Grants Board


 Empire Fergusson Masonic Lodge No. 225

 Lion Foundation


T G Macarthy Trust


NZ Community Trust


 Wellington City Creative Communities



Pub Charity

Box Trust for Mental Health

Betty Campbell Accommodation Assistance Grant

F H Muter Trust

E M Pharazyn Trust

C H Izard Bequest

Four Winds Foundation

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