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Small, flexible Pottery and Sculpture classes, by highly qualified and very experienced tutor with an architect designed light filled professional artist studio located in middle of inner city Park.


These small and highly flexible classes have run in their present form for more than twenty years, under your expert tutor. He has nine years of post secondary training in ceramics and over two decades experience in teaching absolute beginners, through to art educators & professional artists. As indicative of excellence he has received 20 awards, honours and grants from his peers, published over a dozen expert ceramic journal articles and had his work collected by public collections in six countries. Because of this deep reserve of expertise and the small size of the classes, a blend of new (no more than two in any class) and ongoing students, a very high level of customised instruction is provided:

After a brief tour of the studio at the beginning of the first lesson, there will be a short consultation to assess the individual student’s level of experience, ability and aspirations, and the student will be assisted in selecting, or even design a realistic project to immediately start. At the end of the first 2.5 hour lesson, the student will be invited to assess their own experience and progress and decide if they wish to continue or not.

The classes are held within an architect designed, light-filled, open plan inner-city studio, established by six professional artists in 2000. There is a short refreshing tea and coffee break at the middle of the lesson to enable all students to socialise with the other students and any artists working in the studio at that time.


Your tutor has been a “clay-aholic” since a teenage. Formally trained as an art teacher (predominately ceramics), then completed a BA (Visual Arts) at ECU and BA (Fine Arts) first class hours at Curtin University, both majoring in ceramics and sculpture. Currently undertaking a practice led PhD part time at Curtin University on artists networks. Taught these classes privately in the studio for 20 years, and as well as been invited to give over 300 workshops in a dozen counties within 60 primary and secondary schools, 12 universities, and 90 art educator and professional ceramic art groups. As indicative of expertise and standing in the field, led symposia and conferences in Europe and the US, invited to write over 20 technical articles published in half a dozen counties, and be an external assessor of a ceramic based PhD at ANU. As a professional artist he has exhibited in a over 200 exhibitions in a dozen countries, participated in half a dozen biennale, including during the 2017 Venice Biennale. As well as winning many prizes, his work has been acquired by public collections in half a dozen counties, including the Art Gallery of WA and WA state library. His work and techniques feature in dozens of ceramic textbooks. He is a long standing member of West Australian, national and international professional ceramic associations, formally accredited by the Teacher Registration Board of WA and an elected member of the Académie Internationale de la Céramique, Geneva.


Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $307
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $578


Adult only classes, as for some students, this is their only child free time each week.
Initial class includes a free 10kg bag of soft clay. Complimentary free parking, tea and coffee.

Lesson formats available..
Group Lessons
Lessons can be held..
at their place
Subjects taught
  • Ceramics
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • Adult

Graham's CV

Abridged CV below (more detail available)

Selected ​Education (4)
​1995 Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) (Hons), Curtin University, WA
1994 Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts: Ceramics), Edith Cowan University, WA
1991 Diploma in Education (Accredited), WA Ministry of Education
1980 Teachers College Diploma. (Art & Craft/ceramics Major), Dunedin TC

Major Exhibitions (160+)
2019 Particle & Wave, Arizona State University Museum, Daum Museum of Contemp Art, USA
2017 Personal Structures - no borders, GAA Foundation, European Culture Centre, Venice, Italy
2016 3rd Biennial of Contemporary Art, Argentina
2015 Cluj Ceramics Biennale, Cluj Art Museum, Romania
2015 Chianciano Biennale, Chianciano Art Museum, Italy
2015 Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe Beach, WA
2014 Dublin Biennial, Dublin, Ireland
2014 Here & now, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of W. Australia
2013 Florence Biennale, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy
2011 Sustainable ceramic art and design, Frolunda, Gothenburg, Sweden
2010 Paperclay Today, Laguna Beach, California, USA
2009 Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe Beach, W. Australia
2008 Solo, Moores Building, Fremantle, W. Australia
2007 40 Contemporary Artists, CoCA, Christchurch, NZ
2007 Phrygia, Eskisehir Anadolu University, Turkey
2006 Paper Works, Ino Paper Museum, Ino, Kochi, Japan
2006 Solo, National Collage of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan
2004 Paperclay, Kápolna Gallery, Kecskemét​, Hungary
2002 Holland Paper Biennial, Museum Rijswijk, Holland
2001 On Paper, Craft Council, London, UK
2000 Paper Clay Plus, Crawford Arts Centre, St Andrews, Scotland
1999 Solo, Mura Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1999 Ceramics in WA 1970 - 1999, LWAG, University of W. Australia
1998 National Sculpture Forum, High Court of Australia, ACT

Recent Awards (21+)
2016 Primer Premio (ceramics), 3rd Biennial of Contemporary Art, Argentina

Recent Commissions (15+)
2014 Sculptural seats, Tranby College, WA

Recent Reviews/Books/Profiles (210+)
2015 Paddenburg, T. Art Gallery of WA director Stefano Carboni nominates his top five Sculpture by the Sea entries, Perth Now

Major and Recent Internat. Symposia / Conference / workshops (233+ events)

Co-led Symposia: Hungary 2004, Norway 2007, US 2009, US 2010 , US 2014.

2019 Paper clay & raku workshop (co-tutor: Kim Young Soo), Kolkata, India
International ceramic Symposium, Art Ichol, Maihar, India
2018 Digital Humanities Australasia, Uni. S. Aus, Adelaide, SA
Invited Artist Talk, Ceramic Study Group, Sydney, NSW ​
1 day workshop, Sydney Art Space, Mona Vale, Sydney, NSW ​
Invited Artist Talk, Sculptors Society, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Workshop, Muskegon Community College / C2C Gallery, MI, USA
G. Hay & R. Hutchinson, PBS Artist Open Studio, Lexington, KY USA

Public collections
Kecskemet (Hungary); Panevezys (Lithuania); Art Gallery of WA, SLWA, Cities: Vincent & Mandurah (Aus)...

Recent Writing (35+ articles)
2019 ​Wired into paper clay, Studio Potter, US 47,1, 62-65

Professional Accreditation
Académie Internationale de la Céramique (selected member 2019-)
Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (2017- )
US Potters Council, USA (2009- )
National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, USA (2007- )
New Zealand Society of Potters (2007- )
Viscopy (permission to reproduce images of the artist's work) (1996- )
Australian Ceramics Association (Invited member 1995-)
National Association for the Visual Arts (Australia) (1994- )
Ceramic Art Association of W.Australia (1994- )
College Art Association of America (2018- )
City of Vincent Arts Advisory Group (2016 -2019)
Art Source /Artist Foundation of WA (1992- )
WACOT / Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (Foundation Member (1983- )

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