Arts & culture,
Creative arts & culture,
Getting creative with clay
Charntel Cleveland | April 28, 2022
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Clay & Sip workshops.
Crockd paint n’ pot kit.
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.
The answer to all of your pottery needs! The Gold Coast Potters Association has been up and running since 1977 and is your one-stop-pottery-shop. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or advanced, The Gold Coast Potters Association run classes and workshops with experienced teachers in a friendly, relaxed environment.
From crafty home kits to sip-n-sculpt pottery parties, Lil Miss Potty Mouth is the place to go if you want to bring your creative side to life! If a workshop isn’t your thing, Available to purchase online are affordable kits designed for the whole family and a step-by-step video demonstration for inspiration.
Beautiful, imperfectly perfect mugs, candles, vases and more. These gorgeous designs are hand-crafted in Varsity Lakes. This small business was created with a love and passion for pottery, TLC also offer a range of affordable pottery classes for when inspiration strikes.
With a love for arts and crafts, Mud & Salt Ceramics is the newest ceramics workshop to pop up on the Gold Coast. Run by a primary school teacher and artist with a passion for pottery. There are workshops for all ages, including private functions and ‘crafter-noons’ for kids.
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