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.

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!

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

Monday morning pottery class
Tuesday morning pottery class
Thursday 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.



Kiama Ceramic Art Studio ceramics for artists

Ceramic Art – Hands-on Experience

We are calling for expressions of interest from three experienced 2D artists living in the Kiama region – painters, print-makers, photographers etc – who would like to experiment with artistic expression in clay.

We will be running special one-on-one workshops for each of the selected artists over five half-day sessions. 

Click on the link below to fill in an application form.  Entries close on Monday, July 20. Kiama Council’s Community Arts Officer, Louise Croker will be helping Fran to select the three participants.

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 Instructors

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

Frances Smith

Team Leader

 Fran completed a four year art and design course in Sydney and worked for many years as 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.

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.

Get In Touch

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

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