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Professional Development & Training

Melbourne Clay is dedicated to delivering top-tier training, equipping individuals with the essential skills and knowledge for excellence. Our teachers are carefully chosen based on years of successful career experience in the field of clay. Instructors bring their valuable real-world expertise into the classroom. Through our professional training programs and supported studio programs, we strive to empower aspiring makers, ensuring they are well-prepared to navigate the intricacies of the ceramic industry. By fostering a collaborative and inspiring environment, Melbourne Clay aims to be a hub where ideas flourish, talents thrive, and the boundaries of ceramics are continually pushed.

Sunday in Review:

Working in a pottery studio can often be a solitary endeavor. We immerse ourselves in the creative process, surrounded by nothing but clay and our thoughts. While this isolation can be conducive to deep focus and inspiration, there are times when one can feel stuck, longing for guidance, especially when things go wrong.

In such moments, having a network to call upon becomes invaluable. But who do you call? This question finds its answer in “Sunday in Review” at Melbourne Clay, a haven for potters seeking assistance.

“Sunday in Review” are 3 hr casual studio sessions (mostly on Sundays but not always), open to anyone with their own clay studio practice who need to occasionally touch base. The group will always be lead by an experience practicing maker however, each member is encouraged contribute. Whether you seek advice on technique, feedback on a piece in progress, or simply a listening ear, the group readily lends its support.

At “Sunday in Review”, a maximum of eight participants per session, gather in a casual and informal setting, fostering meaningful exchanges and the reassurance that you are not alone.

Workshops:

Exciting things are on the horizon with our upcoming workshops! Melbourne Clay is thrilled to announce a series of dedicated workshops aimed at honing skills and celebrating craftsmanship.

These workshops will feature a dynamic blend of local artisans and invited craftspeople, each bringing a unique expertise to the table. Get ready for an immersive learning experience where you can refine your skills and connect with fellow enthusiasts, all under the guidance of skilled and passionate mentors. Stay tuned for details on our workshop schedule and join us in the pursuit of artistic excellence.

Upcoming

  • Sunday in Review
    Sunday in Review
    Sun, 21 Apr
    Abbotsford
    21 Apr 2024, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Abbotsford, Studio MG2 Mercator Building Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford VIC 3067, Australia
    21 Apr 2024, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Abbotsford, Studio MG2 Mercator Building Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford VIC 3067, Australia
  • 11 turns 15
    11 turns 15
    Sat, 27 Apr
    Abbotsford
    27 Apr 2024, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Abbotsford, Studio MG2, Convent, Mercator, 1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford VIC 3067, Australia
    27 Apr 2024, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Abbotsford, Studio MG2, Convent, Mercator, 1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford VIC 3067, Australia
    You're Invited to a Double Celebration: Cone11 Ceramics Studio's 15th Birthday & Abbotsford Convent's 20th Birthday.
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