Morris & James Showroom & Factory
You find the Morris & James pottery just up the road from the Matakana Village – enroute to local beaches, and a stone’s throw from Matakana’s Saturday morning farmers markets. 45 minutes from central Auckland in New Zealand, the province of Matakana is home to some of New Zealand’s finest wineries, olive groves and local producers.
Using clay harvested from the banks of the Matakana river, Morris & James creates a vast selection of colourful ceramics, pots, home décor and gardenware, all created on-site in expansive buildings that house the showroom and pottery factory. A Matakana institution, Morris & James was established in 1977 by Ant Morris, and today is run by over 15 artisans and crafts people, who continue Ant’s legacy, whilst exploring new creative directions and uses for clay.
If you are interested in our story, join one of our daily factory tours at 11.30am, and see first-hand how we go about creating iconic Morris & James ceramics. You could also grab a coffee or lunch at Brick & Vines Cafe and Restaurant, a beautiful outdoor setting, with a kids play area close by. Stumble onto Morris & James in Matakana and visit one of the few potteries of this scale in New Zealand.