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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.

Covid Update

The NSW State Government has eased restrictions for fully vaccinated people from Monday, November 1. This ruling allows us to restart Term 3 classes for those who are currently enrolled.

We have updated our Covid 19 plan as required by regulation.

You will need to check in with your CovidSafe app, show your fully vaccinated certificate, wear a mask while inside the studio and maintain social distancing. Only four students may be in the studio at any one time.

Term Four classes will be announced soon, with preference given to continuing students. The term will be for four weeks and will cost $280.

Would you mind letting Fran know if you would like to continue with Term Four and then register and pay online on this website using your Kiama Ceramic Art Studio login details. We can help you if there are any problems with this.

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.

Studio Classes

We’ll finish the last two weeks of Term Three starting on Monday November 1.

A four week Term Four begins November 15.

For bookings for contining students, please see Fran during the classes. General bookings will open on Saturday November 6 on this website.

Classes for 2022 begin on Monday, January 31. Bookings can be made online from January 10.

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 Term Four Classes

Bookings for our term four are now open. Term four begins on November 15 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 can book places the remaining places.

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 your 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.

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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.

Get In Touch

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