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Getting creative with clay

Charntel Cleveland | April 28, 2022

Stoka Clay Studio

The Gold Coast houses a fine collection of pottery and ceramic studios.

Some sell beautiful handcrafted homewares and jewellery, while others offer workshops and short courses where you can learn the art of pottery and glazing your prized pieces.

Whether you’re looking for a fun gift idea, a sweet one-off piece or to get your own hands dirty, check out these Gold Coast businesses that get creative with clay.

POT Studios

Offering an array of pottery workshops, POT Studios at Tugun can help you create beautiful handmade homewares. Here you can learn how to make vases, mugs, bowls and plant pots, or fully immerse yourself in a five-day pottery retreat. Gift vouchers are also available.

A pottery workshop.
Pot Studios workshop

Daisy Clay Co

Founded by a Gold Coast mum who turned her passion into a small business, Daisy Clay Co offers cute one-of-a-kind ceramic treasures. Here you can order vases, trinkets, wall hangers, cake toppers, ring holders, mugs and plates—all handmade and painted with love.

Daisy Clay Co

Daisy Clay Co

Daisy Clay Co

Stone Studio

Whether you want to dip your toe into the world of pottery or dive right in, Stone Studio has you covered. A community pottery studio with in-house café, Stone Studio at Miami holds scheduled workshops and short courses for all skill levels. If you discover that you’re crazy for clay, a monthly membership will give you full access to the studio’s equipment, glazes and firing services.

Two women in a pottery workshop.
Stone Studio

Frank Void

Step into the void… Frank Void that is. More artistic than artisanal, Frank Void offers contemporary clay pieces that blend minimalist form and function. All works are launched in limited releases online and are available from a few select local retailers.

Stoka Clay Studio

Providing a sweet space to create in the heart of the Currumbin Valley, Stoka Clay Studio has a calendar packed with workshops and short courses where no experience is necessary. If you’d prefer to purchase a readymade item, the studio’s pottery shop has a gorgeous assortment of mugs, vases, dinner sets and travel cups. Gift vouchers are also an option.

Pottery pieces on a wood table
Stoka Clay Studio

Crockd

With a mission to share the tangible connection that comes with creating, Crockd sells craft kits to make beautiful pottery at home. The kits come with everything you need to get started on your pottery journey, including instructions, clay, tools and paint. Better yet, all kits are made to be shared, so you can create in company if you choose.

Clay & Sip

A small pottery studio in Oxenford, Clay & Sip Gold Coast regularly holds hands-on workshops and short courses where you can learn the art of creating with clay. All materials and tools are provided, but you’re more than welcome to bring your own drinks and nibbles. The space, which accommodates 12 people, also hosts birthday, hens and Christmas parties, as well as team building events.

Picasso’s Ceramics

Picasso’s Ceramics at West Burleigh stocks everything you need to create your own ceramic treasures or kit out your home studio. Here you will find a range of clay and glazes, as well as pottery tools and equipment including wheels and kilns. The business also offers a clay firing service.

Firebird Studios

Firebird Studios sets a solid foundation for anyone interested in the art of pottery. Offering introductory and advanced workshops as well as short courses and masterclasses, Firebird Studios at Burleigh Heads has something for everyone. For more experienced potters, the studio’s Community Clay program provides exclusive access to the studio and glazes, as well discounted firing fees. Gift vouchers are also available.

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Clay & Sip workshops.

Crockd paint n’ pot kit.

Frank Void.