Learn Pottery

Have fun with clay. Free your creative spirit. Whatever your skill level, join our pottery classes and learn from our friendly master potters at the Kiama Ceramic Arts Studio. We have pottery and ceramics classes for hand building, classes for wheel throwing, glazing and decorating.

About Our Studio

Our studio is conveniently located in central Kiama. We have several classes every day.

Classes last for two hours, and we supply you with everything you need – clay, glazes, wheels and kilns. So come along.

Our tutors offer expert, friendly guidance to make sure you enjoy every minute.

Come and create something beautiful to use yourself or to share with others.

Take a Class!

Here is just a brief selection of our currently available classes taught by our award winning master potter Frances Smith:

Intro to the Pottery Wheel
Intermediate Pottery Wheel
Beginning Sculpture
Advanced Surface Design

Get In Touch

We’d love to introduce you to the wonderful world of ceramic art.

We hold regular introductory coffee mornings to show you what you can achieve in one of our classes.

Drop a line by email, book a seat for a coffee morning, or you take the plunge now, and book for one of our classes online.

classes@ceramic-art-studio.com

 


  • November 17, 2019 - December 20, 2019
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

An introduction to the various styles of glazing. Glazes are a mixture of materials that fuse into the clay forming a hard, decorative surface


  • November 18, 2019 - December 20, 2019
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Our introductory course to hand building ceramics is a great place to get your hands used to using clay to unleash your creativity. (more…)


  • November 18, 2019 - December 20, 2019
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm

An intermediate course for those who can centre clay on the wheel where we explore throwing bowls and vases so they require the minimum of turning. (more…)

The Best Pottery Studio In Town

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We are right in the centre of the most beautiful seaside village in Australia- Kiama.  Our studio is surrounded by coffee shops, restaurants and just a few moments walk to Kiama’s beautiful harbour.  Come and see our studio facilities for yourself, and talk with Frances Smith – our master potter – about how you can learn the art and craft of ceramics.

Expert Instructors

Our teachers are ceramic artists experienced in throwing, hand-building and glaze techniques,
Frances Smith

Frances Smith

Team Leader

Frances completed a four-year design course at the Sydney College of the Arts.  She worked in television, becoming head of design for Channel 7 in Sydney before travelling to London, where she worked in various galleries and design practices.

Back in Australia, Fran was a senior designer at the ABC News before moving to the Sixty Minutes team in Sydney.  Later Fran headed the design department at a major independent TV studio.

Throughout this time, Fran worked in clay, gaining competence in both throwing and glazing, working at night and weekends mostly, but for several happy years, as a full-time production potter.

Fran says, “Compared to most of the mediums I have used, clay is the most challenging – but it is also the most rewarding.”

Fran was recently awarded an Advanced Diploma In Ceramic Design from the NSW TAFE.

Frances’ exhibition work has won several awards including in the recent North Queensland Ceramic Arts competition.  Her major exhibition celebrating the centenary of the birth of Australian poet Judith Wright has been successfully touring regional Queensland for the past two years attracting large audiences.

Get In Touch

We are taking bookings for our first set of studio classes. Please contact us to reserve your place.

Address

6 Akuna Street
KIAMA NSW 2533

Call Us

+61 (0)2 4238 9024
+61 (0) 40 313 9416

Email Us

info@ceramic-art-studio.com
fran.smith@frances-smith.com