Labour Weekend Sale Guide 2018

It's that time of year again when we are preparing for our annual Labour Weekend Sale! 

The Sale is on soon from Friday 19th – Monday 22nd October from 9.00am to 5.00pm. There is no better time pick up your favourite Morris & James ceramics at a discount. Treat yourself or a friend!

What makes Labour Weekend even more special at Morris & James is that we bring out a range of one-off pieces that we've been saving up especially for the event throughout the year. We bring out new works every day!

This year we are also excited to have live music by Andy Richards on Saturday and Sunday between 10am and 2pm.

We'll also have face-painting for the kids from 11am - 2pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Glaze and pot demonstrations are on at 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and 11.30am only on Monday. 

Discounts include: 

  • 20% OFF first grade decorated pots
  • 15-25% OFF single glazed first and second pots
  • 25% OFF decorated platters and bowls
  • 25% OFF wall panels
  • 20% OFF follies and garden art

 *NOTE we are closed on Thursday the 18th October as we prepare for our sale.

Doors open 9am on Friday 19th October for this years Labour Weekend Sale.

Here are some tips to help you make the most of our sale!

Ordering online

Discounts also apply to ceramics available in our online shop . If you have any trouble ordering online, you can email us on .We are happy to help.

Whilst we have a huge selection of works available online, this is not our entire range. Our Showroom showcases our full range of production, limited edition and development pieces. Throughout the Sale, we also bring out new ceramics daily, so there will always be an interesting selection of ceramic gems.

Ordering from Facebook

If you are ordering online, you can check out our Facebook page and order one-off or unique pieces that you see in posts and photos that are not available on our online store/ website. If you see something you like, please call us on 09 422 7116 to request more information or to confirm your purchase. You can also message us on Facebook, however we recommend that you do call us to make sure that the item is still available. 

Ordering by phone

You can call us to confirm your purchase from the start of the sale at 9.00am on Friday 20th October. We can ship the items to you (and advise of shipping cost) or you can pick your items up at your convenience, free of charge. Our advice is to ring as early as possible on the day on 09 422 7116, and our Showroom team will be happy to help you with your order. 

Ordering by email

You are welcome to email us during the sale to request to purchase an item. We will however need to call you to confirm purchase using a credit card so please include your phone contact details in the email. You can email us your enquiry at 

What to do if you can't make the Sale 

Whilst we are unable to put stock aside before the sale, if you cannot visit us during the sale to take advantage of the discounts, you can visit us prior to the sale and identifyitems you'd like to purchase. Then, once the sale starts, you can call us to confirm your purchase. We advise you call as early as possible to ensure you get the items you are after! We can either deliver the items to you (with shipping cost applied) or alternatively you could pick them up when convenient.

We hope to see you there and if you have any questions at all, please contact us, we'd love to hear from you! 

Eco friendly packaging options at Morris + James

We're taking steps to provide more environmentally friendly packaging. We're currently working with our packaging materials provider for more eco-friendly and sustainable materials. 

In the meantime, we can provide eco-friendly alternatives to bubblewrap, by offering to wrap your pottery in cardboard, which actually is most effective in protecting your ceramic piece from bumps and chipping. 

If you're planning to purchase some pots or ceramics from us, you could also bring a blanket or other reusable materials to wrap your pottery before putting it in the car. 

When you pop in to see us next, ask us about alternatives to bubble wrap to protect your pottery for the journey home. 

For any bubble wrap that is used, you can check out Love NZ Soft Plastics Recycling program, with collection bins located at over 70% of NZ supermarkets (including Countdown and New World in Warkworth). "Soft plastic" refers to any scrunch-able plastic, such as bread bags, courier bags, frozen food packets.... the plastics collected by this program gets sent to Australia where they have the technology to turn it into useful community facilities such as park benches and outdoor fitness equipment. For more information or find out your closest participating store visit:


Photo: A full car of pots by Instagram @rach_samjuju