Next Term starts 12 February 2018

logo-and-offer-nov-16cathy_dec16Bookings for Term One are now open

Please call Cathy 0427 449 334 to discuss classes.
Bookings can also be made online

Term dates for 2018
Term One: 12 February  – 25 March
Term Two: 7 May – 17 June
Term Three: 6 August – 16 September
Term Four: 15 October – 25 November

Class timetable 2017

 10 am – 12 pm1 – 3 pm6.30 – 8.30 pm
ThuIntro to Clay


Pottery Supplies

Attention School Teachers
Hobby & Professional Potters

Save on freight and buy your clay and other supplies through us.
We order in bulk and are the authorised agent for Walker Ceramics and Venco Wheels servicing northern Victoria and southern NSW.

We sell a variety of clays including the following which are generally in stock:
10 kgs School Earthenware POA
10 kgs Special Stoneware POA
10 kgs Superior White Porcelain POA
10 kgs Paper Clay POA

Paints & Glazes
We carry a wide range of Walker paints and glazes and can order special requests generally within 72 hours.
Prices start from $5.00 for 20 mls

Tools & Equipment
We carry a wide range of tools and equipment for hand builders and wheel throwers and can source just about anything you may require. Check in store for details.

Firing Service

Currently not available due to student demand.

Minimum firing charge $100.
Bisque firing $8/kg
Glaze firing $12/kg
MIC application of clear glaze $5/kg
Gold firing $8/kg

Whole Kiln 45 cm x 45 cm x 70 cm $150 per firing
Whole Kiln 70 cm x 70 cm x 100 cm $350 per firing

Please note different firing charges apply to Made in Clay members and students, refer course guide or website for details.

Technical Stuff
We operate 3 phase electric Woodrow Kilns using electronic program control device in conjunction with Orton heat cones.

We only fire in an oxidised atmosphere and so do not offer reduction firings.
Temperatures will vary within each individual kiln load and this can impact results within and between kiln loads.

Our standard firing ranges are as follows:
BISQUE 950 c – 1000 c
EARTHENWARE 1080 c – 1100 c
STONEWARE 1250 c – 1280 c

Turnaround time
Our goal is 28 days turn around however, this depends on demand, equipment maintenance and the occasional equipment failure. Our kilns are in constant use during term time with our students work which will always take priority. We’ll give you an estimated pick up date at the time of lodgement and let you know if this changes.

Drop off and collection
Items requiring firing can be dropped off at the front counter between 10.00 am – 12 noon Saturdays, or by appointment.
Please do not enter the studio and or rummage through shelves looking for your work.
We’ll contact you as soon as your order is ready for collection at the front counter. Due to space constraints, orders not collected within 30 days may be donated to charity.
Please bring a suitable box and bubble wrap or similar to pack your fired work. Or if you prefer we can supply bubble wrap and bag or box for which you will be charged a fee depending on materials used.

Packaging and labelling
Items to be fired must be wrapped in protective material, preferably bubble wrap and lodged in a sturdy box and clearly labelled with a completed Made in Clay Firing Service Order Form.

Items for firing must carry some form of identification which can be reconciled with the order form.

Serious fine print
If kiln shelves are damaged because of overflowing glaze or inadequate cleaning of glaze from bases causing work to adhere to kiln shelves, you will be charged a cleaning fee of $20 per damaged shelf.
If your work ruins a kiln shelf, you will be charged for the cost of replacing that shelf with a new one, which can be as much as $250.
If your work damages the interior of the kiln, you will be charged for the cost of resultant repairs.

To avoid these things from happening please ensure that:
• You know what sort of clay you are working with
• You know how the glaze is likely to behave
• You remove glaze at least 5 mm from the bottom edge of your work.
• Work does not exceed 1.5 cm in thickness
• Clay has been wedged and is free of any air bubbles
• Foreign materials such as paper, metal, wood, etc. have been removed
• Fully enclosed, hollow work such as figurines and heads have a hole to allow expansion of air inside the piece.

Whilst we promise to exercise every care in firing your work, accidents do happen and if we break apiece in handling we will sincerely apologise, refund what you paid and fire a replacement piece free of charge. We will not however be liable for any other penalty or claim for damages.
Glaze firing can be unpredictable, shelf temperatures can vary due to packing and content, different glazes release different chemicals all of which contribute the element of mystery which accompanies every firing. Until you open the kiln door you can never be sure what how things have fired.

And that is why we can offer no guarantee as to the results you will achieve.

Firing Service Order Form

Studio Access

Intended for enrolled students who want to practice what they have learnt in class and for experienced potters who qualify for Made in Clay Membership. Please note you must be a currently enrolled student or member.

Studio Access is available in 2 hour blocks throughout the week.

Check website for Studio Access times- they do vary between term and term breaks.

All users are required to clean up thoroughly after themselves. Firing costs are at regular discounted student and member rate, refer course details for cost.

Cost $10 per two-hour session and includes unlimited use of student clay and student glazes.

Studio Access is at the discretion of Made in Clay.

As an additional incentive for students enrolled in 6 week programs, you will receive a Studio Access Card which will reward you with a free session every sixth visit. This works out to about $4 an hour per 12 hours of practice including use facilities and clay. Normal firing charges apply.

Made in Clay Members will also receive a Studio Access Card and will get a free session once every third visit, which represents even more amazing value at about $3 an hour per 6 hours of practice including use of facilities and clay.

Normal firing charges apply.

Limited places available on a first in basis – text or email to check availability.

Please note that Studio Access is an opportunity for self-directed practice and does not include any tuition.

Studio Access times

Studio Access between Terms
13 January – 12 February 2018

Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm and 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Saturday 10 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 3 pm
Members by arrangement Wednesday 10 am -12 pm

Studio Access during Term
Wednesday (members and others by arrangement) 10 am – 12 noon
Thurday 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Saturday 10 am – 12 noon


Membership – Only for Technically Advanced Potters
3-month membership, includes school clay and glazes $ 250
12-month membership, includes school clay and glaze $ 650

Studio Access
Enrolled students, $10 for 2 hours, one free every sixth visit
Members, $10 for 2 hours, one free every third visit

Student & Member Firing
$12 per kilo, includes bisque and glaze firing, minimum $2 per item

Members can suspend their membership whilst sick or on holidays for up to 6 weeks per annum.

Membership at Made in Clay’s absolute discretion.

Visiting Friend or Relative Guest Pass

Currently enrolled students and members can invite visiting friends or relatives to join them during studio access.

  • $50 per 2-hour access session or
  • $180 for 6 x 2 hour guest passes
  • Firing at regular discounted student and member rate
  • Passes can be shared between visiting friends and relatives
  • Guests are the responsibility of host student or member