Along with bouldering, crocheting and hiking, pottery seems to be the hottest hobby right now.
Whether you’re experienced behind the wheel or totally new to ceramics, there are plenty of pottery studios across Perth to bring out your inner child. Offering workshops, open studio access and classes, here are some of Perth’s favourite places to get creative with clay.
Located in Leederville, Studio P began as a backyard venture and quickly grew into the popular pottery studio it is today. Catering to all levels, the studio offers a range of courses and workshops, including kids’ wheel throwing, a build-your-own brekkie set and pet nat and pottery nights. For pottery pros, the studio offers an open-access studio membership at $36 per week.
205 Carr Place, Leederville
Run by mother-daughter duo Andrea and Emma Vinkovic, ClayMake Studio is another studio catering to potters of all levels. The Maylands studio is equipped with 15 pottery wheels and all the equipment needed for mould makers, independent makers and hand builders. Along with a range of courses and workshops, ClayMake offers memberships and drop-in sessions so you can potter around according to your schedule.
65 Ferguson Street, Maylands
Earth & KLĀ
If smaller, more intimate ceramic workshops sound like your cup of tea, be sure to check out Wembley studio Earth & KLĀ where you can make a tea set while you enjoy a gourmet morning tea. The studio, which was founded by Nellie Ting, offers a number of other workshops as well as private lessons for those who really want to get stuck into pottery.
Jersey Street, Wembley
Not Yet Perfect Pottery Studio
Rather than striving for perfection, Not Yet Perfect upholds an ethos of connection and creation by embracing the imperfect. The studio is based in Applecross and offers a range of workshops
including morning mindfulness with wheelwork, wheel and wine night, kids-friendly workshops and
date nights (perfect for couples, friends and Tinder dates alike).
58 Duncraig Road, Applecross
Fremantle Arts Centre
As the hub for all things arts and crafts, it comes as little surprise that Fremantle Arts Centre is the place to go for learning ceramics. As part of its wide-ranging course calendar, the centre offers a range of different pottery courses and workshops, so you can learn how to wheel throw, glaze or hand build. Workshops are held by different pottery experts and Fremantle Arts Centre members can book in at a discounted price.
1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle
Perth Pottery Co.
Situated on Beaufort Street in Inglewood, Perth Pottery Co. is a charming studio run by mother and son team Elizabeth and Corey. Great for beginners, the studio offers two-hour sip and pot classes every weekend for $105 per person as well as six-week beginners’ courses so you can learn the ropes. Perth Pottery Co. also does private functions and wheel hire.
890 Beaufort Street, Inglewood
Prickly Pear Studios
For those who live south of the river, consider whipping your pottery skills into shape at Prickly Pear Studios in Fremantle. The studio offers casual classes and six-week courses in hand building and wheel throwing as well as glazing workshops and casual studio sessions at affordable prices. Kids can also get their hands dirty at the studio’s school holiday workshops on select dates.
17b Blinco Street, Fremantle
Comprising a stylish, airy studio as well as a dedicated retail space called Cisco & the Sun, Porch Ceramics presents itself as a space to slow down and get creative. Led by Sammy Smith, the North Freo ceramics studio hosts group wheel lessons every weekend in addition to a four-week wheel course and corporate sessions. Those with more experience can also do drop-in sessions on Fridays and Saturdays.
Shop 2/12 Pamment Street, North Fremantle
Andrew Tremain Ceramics
Andrew Tremain is a British ceramic artist who emigrated to Australia almost 20 years ago, specialising in crystalline glazed ceramics from fine white porcelain clay. His studio is filled with an array of his stunning works, and is also homebase for a variety of different workshops he runs. Choose from introductory classes right through to seven week courses, and even Raku workshops.
Unit 3, 31 Berriman Drive, Wangara
Header Image Credit: Not Yet Perfect