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Contemporary Ceramics - Local Clay

Discover the way hands and the wheel can be used together to create beautiful ceramic forms, both functional and sculptural.

You’ll start with digging up our local red clay from the river and discovering the difference between many types of local and purchased clay. Follow the process as it goes from being a lump to art, first with a range of hand-building techniques such as slab-building, press-moulding, pinching and coiling. You’ll follow on with the rewarding skill of throwing on the potter’s wheel, and use trimming tools to give your works a refined shape and texture.

  • Adults: $418.00
  • Under 18: $242.00

Prices include GST


Age 16+
Skill Level Everyone
Time slot Whole week - full days
Status 2022 details coming soon.
Location Bellingen High School

More about the course

Nick will help you experiment with decorating and finishes including slips, stains, oxides and sgraffito. Your work will be glazed and fired after the Camp, for collection or to be mailed to you as required.

Discover the sensuous pleasure of working with this beautiful medium.




Nicholas` Hannah

Nicholas` Hannah

Nick graduated RMIT in 2009 with a BA (Photography), before moving into ceramics in 2012, studying in Melbourne and Sydney, and apprenticing with some expert potters including Prue Venables and Sandy Lockwood. He moved to Bellingen in 2016 and has been working and teaching ceramics locally since then. His approach is exploratory and wide reaching, working with natural materials and looking to the landscape and the ocean for inspiration.

Course Requirements

There is a cost of $15 to cover a 20kg bag of clay. This is payable to the tutor on the first day of camp

Students can bring


  • any clay they have access to at their homes or accommodation.
  • any object from home or the natural environment that you admire which could be incorporated in their ceramic creations.
  • items from nature that could be pressed into our clay creations.



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