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Learn Pottery

Have fun with clay. Free your creative spirit. Whatever your skill level, join our ceramic art classes and learn from our friendly 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 week.

Classes last for three 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.

Sorry – Class are suspended

Once the Covid restrictions are lifted, we’ll start classes again.

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.



Buy beautiful ceramics from our studio shop

Choose from our wonderful range of studio ceramics for gifts for others or reward yourself with a beautiful designer ceramic vessel for that special place in your home.

Fine Art

Beautiful and unique works by the artist for that special home decoration piece.


Useful ceramics for around the home – often with an interesting twist.


Practical and beautiful tableware with an artistic bent.


Vases for large arrangments or individual flowers.

The Best Pottery Studio In Town


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 Instructor

Frances Smith

Fran completed a four-year art and design course in Sydney and worked for many years as the head graphic designer in TV studios and in video production.

She holds an Advanced Diploma in Ceramics and has been the Project Manager for Ceramic Arts Queensland for many years. Frances also has a diploma in business administration.

Fran works mainly with porcelain clays which she wheel throws and hand decorates in beautifully simple black line work. Fran also uses bold under-glaze colours in a wood-cut style which she augments with coloured and metallic lustres in a third firing.

Fran creates large one-off sculptural pieces which are generally created on the wheel, their shape altered and then finally the surface is incised to produce a sculptural relief.

In the past, Fran created elegant, traditional ceramic forms with the beautiful Celadon and Chun glazes.

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