Upcoming Classes & Workshops this Week at ClayMotion

Upcoming Classes & Workshops this Week at ClayMotion

We are almost mid-term – where did that time go?!

However, there is still plenty of time to join a class and get creative this term – for the kids too!

Whats on this Week – Kokedamas, Ollas, Kids Art, Craft Drop In and the Pottery Bus Tour

  • Tomorrow night, 18th February, from 7-9pm we have a kokedama class with Susan from Little Green Acorn – there are only TWO places left in the class. You will come away from this workshop with two fabulous living works of art – don’t miss out! ENROL HERE 
  • Kids art classes start this Thursday 4-5.30pm. During this six week course children will learn a different art technique each week and bring home six beautiful works of art…. ENROL HERE
  • Want to get more sustainable in the garden? Then the Olla workshop is for you! The next workshop is this Saturday 22nd February 1-4pm. Can’t make Saturday? There is a orkshop on the following Wednesday 26th February 6-9pm. ENROL HERE
  • And don’t forget our Bus Trip to the Warrandyte Pottery Expo this Sunday 23rd February – there are still a few seats left and it’s going to be a FAB day…. check out the exciting itinerary and book your seat HERE
  • The ClayMotion Craft Corner is permanently set up with lots of fun craft activities suitable for all ages – drop in anytime between 11.30-3.30pm Tues-Saturday, and gt crafting!
  • And, of course, casual attendance is always welcome to pottery classes for both adults and children, just ring me first to confirm there are spaces available – 0438382522

Have a great week everyone – and check out below what has been happening in the ClayMotion during the last couple of weeks 🙂

To see lots more art class fun visit the ClayMotion Facebook or Instagram page for lots of images and even more info – and be sure to follow us there too for future updates on Classes and Workshops at ClayMotion.

Eco dyeing workshops at Clayotion Ballarat Victoria

Eco Dyeing Workshop at ClayMotion, Ballarat Victoria

Eco Dyeing Workshop at ClayMotion, Ballarat Victoria

I LOVE eco dyeing, so decided to incorporate it into the workshop schedule at ClayMotion, and last Saturday was our first workshop, and it was fantastic with some superb results.

We eco dyed silk scarves with a range of botanicals from my garden including lemon leaves, red flowering gum, wattle, camelias, lavender and either string or rusty wire for binding.

The workshop had seven paticipants and they were a great bunch, and we produced some terrific colouring and patterns.

They enjoyed the workshop so much, they want more! So next year (I know – where did the year go!) I will be offering this beginners workshop and another workshop were we might explore vegetable dyeing, or dyeing on other fabrics such as cotton or linen – its in the planning phase – so stay tuned by subscribing the NEWSLETTER, or follow ClayMotion on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM, and be sure to visit the ENROLMENTS page for all the info on upcoming classes and workshops.

So, without further ado, here are some pics from yesterdays workshop!

Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop – don’t miss out!

There are still limited places available in the macrame workshops coming up this Wednesday and Saturday.

This is an introductory workshop where you will learn some basic knots to create your plant hanger and it even comes with a pot!

Presented by Benita of local business Winter Lane Weaving the workshop will be fun and relaxing, and even includes some nibbles.

The $70 fee includes all the materials you will need to create your pot.

Enrol ONLINE, call me or drop into the shop : 0438382522   34A Mair Street East, Ballarat

Macrame workshop Claymotion Ballarat

Acrylic Pouring Workshops Start This week!

Introduction to Acrylic Pouring Workshops start this week …

Fluid Art is an amazing spontaneous process that gives the most beautiful results and with three different sessions being offered there is a time to suit everyone!

Tuesday 24th April 10-1pm, Thursday 26th April 6-9pm or Saturday 28th April 1-4pm.

Presented by Ballan artist Maggie Schirmer, this workshop is an introduction for people who would like to learn some basic technical aspects about acrylic pouring.

What you can expect: Acrylic Pouring at Claymotion Ballarat Victoria

3 hours of demonstrations and interactive experience
Learn about paint texture and consistency for best outcomes.
Learn about layers colours and how to avoid getting mud.
Experiment with different additives to create the allusive cells.
Take home 2 pieces of art
Take home recipes for successful ongoing creative processes.

$120.00 for 3 hours of fun creativity includes all materials

Enrol via the online shop, call me for more information on 0438382522 or drop into the shop at 34A Mair Street East, Ballarat Central.

Don’t Miss Out!


Term Two – Drop in Day and Upcoming Workshops in Ballarat

Hi ClayMotioners, hope everyone had a great Easter. I had a break from the 30th March till the 3rd April, which was great…. nice and refreshed and ready to tackle term two!

And we are starting with a bang by having a Drop in Day this Friday – bring the kids, some friends or just yourself, and make a pinch pot! $10 gets you studio access, clay and kiln firing.

Open day Claymotion Ballarat Victoria

As well as the usual pottery and mosaic classes this term there are also a great range of workshops for adults and kids offering something a little different.

All sessions are in the shop for online enrolling or call me for more info or drop into the shop for a chat 🙂


Introduction to Acrylic Pouring

Tuesday 24th April, Thursday 26th April or Saturday 28th April 1-4pm

Presented by Ballan artist Maggie Schirmer, this workshop is an introduction for people who would like to learn some basic technical aspects about acrylic pouring.

What you can expect:

  • 3 hours of demonstrations  and interactive experience
  • Learn about paint texture and consistency for best outcomes.
  • Learn about layers colours and how to avoid getting mud.
  • Experiment with different additives to create the allusive cells.
  • Take home 2 pieces of art
  • Take home recipes for successful ongoing creative processes.

Macrame Workshop

Presented by Ballarat artist and owner of Winter Lane Weaving, participants will create a plant hanger and learn some basic beginner knots and techniques. These workshops will be held in May with the dates to be confirmed – so stay tuned.


Children’s Loom and Weave Project – recommended age 9-13yrs (this is a guide – you know your child best)

Tuesday 1st May – Tuesday 22nd May : 4-5.30pm

During this four week project children will create a loom from clay which will be fired for strength, and painted. Children will then learn to weave the warp threads and then weave their own design on their loom.

This is a great project for children to hone fine motor skills, strengthen mathematical skills, such as counting, measuring and pattern making, and, of course, gets those creative juices flowing.

Week 1 – children will make their loom from clay, and impress textures and designs on them

Week 2 – children will paint their loom.

Week 3 – children will warp their loom. (thread warping skein onto the loom for creating the weave)

Week 4 – children will complete their weave design, and take their loom home.

Children’s Mosaic Project – recommended age 8-13years (this is a guide only – you know your child best)

During term two children will create a garden paver which will be created from tiles and ceramic shards. The project will run for two classes over a two week period. There is no tile cutting involved.

Week 1 – create, adhere and mortar paver.

Week 2 – grout paver, clean and polish

Time: 7th and 14th June 4.00 – 5.30pm

mosaic paver project at ClayMotion Ballarat Victoria

ClayMotion Paver

Upcoming ClayMotion Pottery Workshops – Ballarat

There are a series of workshops coming up at the ClayMotion studio over the next month or so:

Childrens School Holiday Program ; Pit Firing Workshop ; Jewellery Making workshop – yes jewellery, just for something different!

See the flyers below for more information and then visit the School Holiday Program Page and Workshops page for more detailed info, and enrol online via the SHOP or ring me on 0438382522.

And remember gift certificates are also available for these workshops.

Hope to see you soon 🙂

School Holiday Program Ballarat

ClayMotion School Holiday Program Ballarat

Jewellery making workshop Ballarat

Workshops – Beginners : What is a Glaze?

Beginners Glaze Workshop – what is a glaze? June 4th 1-4pm 

Fee $120.00 includes tuition, all materials and afternoon tea.

In this beginners workshop students will learn about the different components that make up a glaze, how to formulate basic glaze recipes, how to weigh and mix glaze recipes, how to convert quantities of glaze recipes and Occupational Health and Safety with regards to handling glaze materials. This will be a practical workshop with students participating in real time, working hands on in weighing and mixing.

The workshop will run for three hours with a half hour afternoon tea mid way.

Students are encouraged to bring a notebook and pen and camera/phone to record their learnings.

Fee includes tuition, all materials and afternoon tea.

This is an ideal workshop for art teachers working in schools, ceramic enthusiasts, amateur ceramicists looking to expand their knowledge,  and artists wanting to broaden their creative arts practice.

Visit the SHOP to enrol online or call me on 048382522

**Remember if you would like to give this as a gift you can purchase a Gift Certificate **

ClayMotion glaze workshop Ballarat

Upcoming Ceramic Workshops Ballarat & Surrounds

Pottery Workshops in Ballarat

Term three is rapidly drawing to a close, and with that comes school holiday classes. These school holidays it is all about Summer and Christmas…

Summer= thongs
Christmas = xmas decor

So we are making clay thongs and Christmas plates Want to join in the fun with the kids? No problems, you can make your own work of art for the same cost!

Check out the School Holiday Program page for all the details.
PicMonkey Collage school hols












AND for the adults there is a PIT FIRING WORKSHOP scheduled for 26-27th September. Checkout the Workshops page for more info 🙂

Pit Firing Workshop

Pit Firing Workshop

Pit Firing Workshop – September 2015

Pit Firing Workshop Ballarat – September 2015

The Pit Firing workshop for 2015 is behind held in September, and is fun filled communal event. Come prepared with burnished pots you have already made & bisque fired or enrol in a casual class to make a piece within two weeks prior to the workshop.

This workshop is open to everyone – you don’t need any ‘art’ or ‘ceramic’ skills to participate, but if you do this is a great workshop to add to your skill base.

For those travelling to participate, there is plenty of accommodation nearby or feel free to camp onsite.

Want to give this workshop as a gift? You can purchase a GIFT CERTIFICATE which can be mailed or emailed to you.

Visit the WORKSHOPS page for all the details and enrolment information or call me on 0438382522.

Pit Firing Workshop

Pit Firing Workshop



Pottery in Ballarat – Term Three Class Dates & More

Term Three Pottery Classes

Term three classes for adults & kids begin on the 15th & 22nd of July and enrollments are available online HERE or call me on 0438382522.

AND GREAT NEWS – new class times have been introduced : Adults Tuesday evenings 7-9pm and Children Saturday mornings 10-12noon

The next weekend workshop to be held will be a pit firing workshop over the weekend of  26-27th September. This workshop is suitable for all skill levels, and casual classes can be undertaken to make ceramic works suitable for the workshop. Information on this workshop can be seen HERE.

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Remember also that clay and ceramic tools are available to purchase online and at the studio, and some glaze ingredients can also be purchased at the studio (these will soon be available online also).

clay and tool combo

clay and tool combo

Don’t forget to follow ClayMotion on Facebook and Instagram!

See you soon 🙂