Learn Pottery

Have fun with clay. Free your creative spirit. Whatever your skill level, join our pottery 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.

Covid Update

The latest Covid-19 situation has caused us to postpone the remainder of Term Three until we have the all-clear from the State Government. Then we will complete the term.

We will announce the new dates for Term Four and open bookings once the situation becomes clear.

Please stay safe!

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.

Take a Class!

Term three begins May 31st.  Beginner or expert, join Fran Smith for morning pottery classes.

Monday morning pottery class
Tuesday morning pottery class
Thursday morning pottery class
Friday morning pottery class
Saturday morning pottery class

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.



2021 Third Term Classes

Bookings for our term three are now open. Term three begins on May 31st for morning classes on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Classes are from 9:30 until 12:30. We provide clay, standard glazes, kiln-firing and a delicious morning tea.

For returning students, please log in to the site with your username and password to secure and pay for your reserved places.

New students will see the number of available spaces for this term. Click on the “register now” button and fill in the application form to reserve your place for this term

These classes do fill quite quickly, so please make you booking soon to avoid disappointment. We only have small classes so you can have individual attention from your teacher Frances Smith.  There is a waiting list available.


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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