About Us – ClayMotion was established by myself, Dawn Whitehand, a practicing artist since 2000. I have a PhD in visual arts, majoring in sculptural ceramics; have exhibited widely both internationally and Australia wide; have written peer review and general journal articles; have taught at University level through to local community centre level; and my artworks are held in many gallery and private collections. Images of my work and my Curriculum Vitae can be viewed at my website.
**********UPDATE – due to the COVID-19 pandemic ClayMotion studios are closed for classes, parties, events and casual studio access – HOWEVER – all ClayMotion classes are available ONLINE and virtual parties for both adults and children are also being hosted ONLINE.
The Mair St East studio is open Tuesday to Saturday 11-2pm for picks up of clay and other class and art materials, and for dropping off finished works for firing. Strict hygiene and physical distancing protocols are in place to protect us and you and keep everyone safe.
ClayMotion is located in Central Ballarat at 34A Mair Street East. Dawn’s personal studio is located in Dunnstown, 10 kms from Ballarat (on the Melbourne side) at the foot of Mt Warrenheip, and offers a beautiful and peaceful art-making environment. This studio is also available for special occasions such as birthday parties, teambuilding and reflection workshops.
Facilities at the Ballarat studio include an electric kiln, electric wheels, moulds, glazes, modelling tools, clay, ceramic and art supplies, casual studio space, exhibition space and much more.
Facilities at Dawn’s Dunnstown studio include a gas kilns, an in ground pit for pit-firing, abundant open space for teepee firings, and basic tools and equipment for handbuilding projects.
Class times and upcoming workshops are featured on this website.
Further information about classes and workshops can be read HERE
Further enquiries can be made via email or by phone: 0438382522
SHOP HOURS – revised hours during COVID-19
Sunday : closed
Monday : closed
Tuesday : 11am-2pm
Wednesday : 11am – 2pm
Thursday : 11am – 2pm
Friday : 11am – 2pm
Saturday : 11am – 2pm
ClayMotion’s mission is to offer specialized classes and workshops catering to a range of groups within the community, including skills development for emerging and established artists; education and leisure pursuits for the general public; therapeutic and well being activities; and team building experiences. These goals are reached through the quality delivery of professional services that promote art and clay as a therapeutic and expressive medium within the context of both skill based and leisure based classes and workshops.
In addition ClayMotion is committed to supporting local makers and artists through the provision of an exclusively local shop window display and an exhibition space available to artists Australia wide.