Australian Ceramics Open Studios 2018

Australian Ceramics Open Studios 2018

Saturday, 18 August to Sunday, 19 August 2018 from 10:00am - 4:00pm

Unearth your local potter!

On the weekend of 18 & 19 August 2018, around 120 potters and ceramic artists around the country will open their studios to the public for the sixth annual Australian Ceramics Open Studios. The event is hosted by The Australian Ceramics Association and shines a spotlight on the diverse practice of Australian artists working today in clay.

According to Cathy Franzi, President of The Australian Ceramics Association, this national event is an inspiring opportunity for the broader community to step inside the creative spaces of
contemporary potters and ceramicists. It’s a chance to experience the wonders of this luscious
material and the skilled artisans who develop their unique voice within this ancient practice.

“The ceramic process is a particularly fascinating one, starting with shaping plastic clay into form, whether that is a cup to drink from or a contemporary sculpture. You might see clay turned into vessels on the potter’s wheel or an artist decorating a ceramic surface with intricate imagery before the piece is fired in a kiln. This weekend will offer the visitor a rare glimpse into the spaces where creativity occurs,” Ms Franzi said.

The general public can unleash their inner artist and participate in workshops, see demonstrations, listen to artist talks, and purchase original ceramics from potters located in suburban backyards, inner city co-operatives and rambling rural settings across Australia on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 August, from 10am – 4pm.

Visit, and click on OPEN STUDIOS 2018 to see the profiles of participating artists around the country.

Entry to all studios is free. Enquiries call 1300 720 124.

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Have a question? Call 1300 720 124 or email,

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