residency opportunity: Saltwater Residency – Ceramic Artist

Wyndham City is seeking expressions of interest from ceramic artists to undertake a residency at Saltwater Community Centre as part of the Wyndham Art Spaces program.

This residency is located within Wyndham City’s newest community centre; home to a dedicated art studio with its own kiln and co-located with Kindergarten and Maternal & Child Health Services.

What we are looking for

We are looking for a dedicated ceramic artist who is interested in creating new work that imagines and responds to Point Cook’s urban environment as it develops and experiences change.

We are seeking an artist who is able to work independently, whilst being accessible to enquiries and interest from visitors to Saltwater Community Centre.

You will be located in the Saltwater Art Studio and have access to a kiln.

Full details here.

If you would like to discuss the residency and your application please contact:

Rahima Hayes, Arts Activation Officer
Phone: 9742 8180

book your spot now ~ CLAYSISTAS X4 Workshop


Carole EPP

Includes demonstrations , making , suitcase sale , chats , tea/coffee/cake

Cost : $66.00 (gst inc) per person

Date: MAY 8 ,2016
Time : 1pm- 4.30pm
Place : Mercator Ceramics Studio (at Cone11)
MG2 Mercator Building , Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers St, Abbotford
Melbourne Victoria 3067

Find out more here.  

New Workshop: Narrative & Controversy

A one-day demo & chat with Carole Epp and Mariko Paterson

Saturday 7 May 2016, 10am – 4pm

Square 1 Studios, 32 Bowden St Alexandria NSW 2015

Shrimp Barbies 2016

Tutors: Carole Epp ( & Mariko Paterson (

Carole Epp and Mariko Paterson were most likely separated at birth but
they are now joined again to swim the treacherous, subversive, and even
devious waters of ceramics. While they work across the country from each
other in separate studios (Saskatoon and Halifax respectively) they
telepathically connect every day (well on Facebook Chat) about their
work, life and pursuit of motorcycle excellence. Narrative ceramics,
illustration and the love of small things (kids, cats, wiener dogs to
name a few) draw them together, but so have their approach to ceramics.

 So come join us for a raucous day of story telling à la ceramics. Like
Penn and Teller they’ll divulge their handbuilding and throwing secrets
with abandon. Like Donny and Marie they’ll belt out their harmonious
image transfer and drawing strength compatibilities. Like Nicole Kidman
and Keith Urban they’ll strut their ‘red carpet’ glazed surface
treatments. But most importantly, like Thelma and Louise they’ll steal
your hearts. They double dare you to sign up. And they quadruple dare
you to show up.

Location directions: Enter via Harvey Norman car
park at the dead-end of McCauley St. Drive in and find a park. Walk
along keeping the canal on your left and look for the red square on the
outside of the warehouse. That’s the entrance to Square 1 Studios. Come
upstairs to Level 1.

Note: This is not a hands-on workshop

Seminar Fee: $125 per person ($115 TACA members)
This fee covers the tutors and morning tea.

Please note: Full payment is required to ensure a place.

Minimum number in the workshop: 8
Maximum number in the workshop: 15

Participants need to bring a notepad and pen, lunch and a mug for coffee and tea.
The workshop fee covers morning tea and afternoon tea.

Please arrive by 9.45am as we will start promptly at 10am.

Payment for the seminar:

  • Cheque (made out to The Australian Ceramics Association) & post to PO Box 677 Alexandria NSW 1435
  • Direct deposit (Account name: The Australian Ceramics Association;
    BSB 032000; account no. 911118). PLEASE IDENTIFY YOUR DEPOSIT WITH YOUR SURNAME, then please send an email to giving details of your payment.
  • Credit card (Visa, MasterCard) – phone / mail / fax
  • Go to our online shop and purchase this workshop.


  • Payment is required to ensure a place in the workshop.
  • Payment is refunded in full if TACA cancels the workshop.
  • 90% of your payment is refunded if you cancel up to 2 weeks before the workshop date.
  • PLEASE NOTE: There is no refund if
    you cancel within 2 weeks of the workshop, unless we can fill your
    place from a waiting list and then 90% of your payment is refunded.

For further information and all bookings:

The Australian Ceramics Association
PO Box 677 Alexandria NSW 2015
T: 1300 720 124 | F: 02 8072 1804

Marianne Huhn Masterclass @ Northcote Pottery Supplies

Marianne Huhn Masterclass
Saturday 12 September 10am-3pm
Cost $150

Northcote Pottery Supplies
142-144 Weston Street
Brunswick East 3057
Victoria, Australia

Masterclass Description

accomplished ceramic artist Marianne Huhn in this one-day masterclass
at Northcote Pottery Supplies as she shares her making techniques and
inspirations underpinning her extraordinary porcelain works. In a
digital presentation Marianne will outline the development of her work
and ideas, discussing her early work to the work she is currently
creating. Marianne will demonstrate her method of throwing off the hump
during the morning session. In the afternoon she will discuss her ideas,
how she uses her sketch book and demonstrate her skills and materials
for creating her unique drawings. This is a rare opportunity to get
insight into how an accomplished artist has interpreted the ceramic
vessel in her own signature style, whilst gathering knowledge and
practical tips that could be used in your own studio practice. Lunch and
coffee/tea will be provided for all participants.

Marianne Huhn Artist Statement

some time now, I have been making functional ceramics with distinct
narrative surfaces. The drawn line and text have combined to create
themes and images ranging from architecture to political
commentary. Initially, I drew historical architecture to refer to the
similarities houses, castles, town walls, forts and dwellings have with
functional ceramics. The fact that they both contain space within their
walls was a visual clue to the narrative/conversation I was attempting
to establish. However, in 2012 I embarked on a PhD at RMIT Melbourne –
porcelain and politics in the 21st century. I began researching the
Russian revolutionary ceramics which was produced as propaganda from
1917-1927. I use a European porcelain body and throw formson the wheel. 
As a counterpoint to the industrialization of everyday shapes, I throw
to encourage a thoughtful relationship to form. Through making
individual objects of clay by hand, the sense of touch is recognized.
Slight differences in variations of a shape, a thick or thin rim, the
size and movement of a handle, encourage personal connections. My hand
has the learned ability to judge thickness of walls when throwing and
depth of line when etching on the surface. Often leaving a throwing line
or a mark that establishes my touch is important in the creation of
porcelain forms that often appear smooth and cold.

Marianne Huhn Profile

Huhn was born in 1969, Melbourne, Australia. She began her studies in
1988 at RMIT University and finished her Master of Ceramics in 1998. She
has lectured and taught Ceramics at Universities and schools throughout
Australia. Marianne has held several solo shows in Australia and
exhibited in more than 30 group exhibitions in Australia, America, and
Hong Kong. She has been acquired by the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney and
several Regional Galleries in Australia. Marianne is represented in
Australia in New South Wales and the ACT. Marianne lives in Melbourne,
Australia with her partner and two children.