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‘Breath’ Opens at Hornsby TAFE Ceramics Wednesday 23 November

Australian Ceramics Open Studios 2022

Open Studios part of @australianceramics weekend Sat & Sun 12-13th November 10am ~4pm.

The open studio weekend is an excellent opportunity to visit and meet the artists in their own studios.

Several of our students from Northern beaches Ceramics dept are opening their studios. These studios are listed on the map and outlined below –

No. 2 @ceramicsbysherelyn & @anitamceramics, no.23 – @ceramicsbykara & @fionacarterceramics OPEN ONLY ON SATURDAY – No. 24 @mandierobertsonceramics @julesirvingceramics @heidistellerceramics @cathlovesclay No. 25 @bridgetwillisceramics @pottytraineddesigns @calsyarns No.26 – @susannahpatersonpaintsandpots @ros.loweceramics

‘Emergence’ Opens at Northern Beaches TAFE Ceramics -Friday 25th Nov 6.00pm to 8.30pm

Please join students and staff to celebrate another year of exceptional creativity.

The exhibition features work from our graduating Diploma, Advanced Diploma and continuing students from each of our courses at NBC.

‘Resonance’ Opens at Manly Art Gallery and Museum Friday 21st Oct 6-8pm

This exhibition features selected works by the 2022 Advanced Diploma graduates from Northern Beaches TAFE Ceramics; Angela Maryska, Anna Weaving, Caressa Gonsalves, Cathy McMichael, Dorine Louwerens, Lesley Murray, Lisa Wiley Strong and Nicky Cooney

Manly Art Gallery & Museum has long-established links with the ceramics department of Northern Beaches TAFE. It has been a mutually supportive partnership which enriches the visual arts exhibition program and benefits the viewing public who are able to see what is being produced at this renowned local teaching facility.

The diversity of the work in this exhibition reflects the artists’ skill and creativity, as well as the agility of the clay medium which can be moulded and transformed into sculptural objects. The artists’ statements provide the opportunity for the artists to articulate their ideas and inspiration, and alongside their work, present a deep experience for the viewer.

The artists would like to acknowledge and thank; the ceramics teachers Janine Brody, Chris James and each of the staff at NBC for generously sharing their abundant knowledge and expertise and for bringing out the best in them over the period of study; Greg Piper for photographing the works, and Katherine Roberts for her enthusiasm and time in selecting the pieces for the exhibition.

Talks & Events

Resonance: Exhibition Opening, Fri 21 Oct, 6 – 8pm; Free event, RSVP via MAG&M Eventbrite(Opens in a new window)

MAG&M Society Exhibition Preview, Fri 21 Oct, 10am -11am; Free event, RSVP via MAG&M Society Eventbrite(Opens in a new window)

Meet the Artists: Resonance, Sun 6 Nov, 3pm – 5pm; Free event, RSVP via MAG&M Eventbrite

‘Bright and Beautiful’ Opening Sat Oct 8th 3pm to 5pm

Bright and Beautiful EXHIBITION

5 October to 23 October

Opening Sat 8 Oct 3pm to 5pm

Showcasing Ceramics and Paintings by
Elizabeth Cashmore
Bianca Pintan
Catherine Tate
Megafauna Studios
Nina Matthewson
Penny Verdich
Mandie Robertson
Sarah Robertson
Bridget Willis
Caroline Wright

20 Lawrence Street Freshwater.


‘Inclusive’ Opens at The Shopfront Gallery Glebe-Sept 29-Oct 5th

Michelle Perrett “Daegeseage” Now showing at Michael Reid Clay Berrima NSW 19th Sept to 2nd Oct

Michelle Perrett has exhibited work as a finalist in several key art prizes, including ‘Enclosed Garden’ in the North Sydney Art Prize 2019, Little Things Art Prize 2020 and Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize 2021. Perrett received the Northern Beaches Council Residency Award at Eramboo 2018 and was an Open Winner in the Northern Beaches Art Prize – ‘Postcards from Home’ 2020. 

Perrett holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Masters of Fine Art from the UNSW, College of Fine Arts (COFA) and an Advanced Diploma in Ceramics, Northern Beaches TAFE. 

11b Old Hume Highway
Berrima NSW 2577
Mon 10am-5pm
Wed to Sat 10am–5pm
Sun 10am–4pm

Michelle Perrett ‘D æ g e s e a g e’ (19th September – 2nd October) – Michael Reid Clay

Mould making and slip casting course at Northern Beaches Ceramics commences Friday 16th September 9am to 4 pm

Join Teacher Janine Brody for this 8 week course and develop your mould making and slip casting skills.

Mould making and slip casting is a wonderful technique that utilizes the porosity of plaster to create objects for functional or sculptural objectives. This course is designed to build upon basic mould making experience through the introduction of more complex bespoke prototypes. Participants move their existing skills forward through the creation of their own prototypes and multi part plaster moulds.

Project Brief

Janine will expand on the following brief during the first lesson. Come along with some ideas.

Design and make an object based on a simple geometric form. This form should have the capacity to engage with replicas of itself to form articulated groupings. There should be a simple, considered element which indicates the means by which the objects relate to one another. The object chosen for production could be functional or sculptural. The fired object should be no larger than 20cm x 20cm. The object may be utilized as a modular component to create a larger piece such as a wall piece, sculpture or totem.

Mould scope-Building upon your knowledge of simple drop out moulds to create multiple piece mould of 2 parts or more. Including hollow and solid cast moulds.

This term crosses over the school holidays. Students attend for 2 weeks from the 16th Sept. We then have a 2 week break for TAFE holidays 30th Sept and 7th Oct. We then return to complete the final 6 weeks of the 8 week term

Places are still available

8 weeks – 6hpw on Fridays from 9 am $760

Enrol via the TAFE NSW website 800-000185-22NBC-009/TAFE-Statement-in-Ceramics-Foundation—Intermediate-Skills-Techniques—Intermediate-Skills-Techniques

Crackpot Cup Competition- Get your entries in now.

Crackpot Cup Competition

at Crackpot Studios & Gallery, 20 Lawrence Street, Freshwater NSW 2096

We are excited to announce entries for the 2022 Crackpot Cup Competition are now open! 

There are three categories: Functional, Industrial & Hippie Dippie.

Entry fee is $30 per cup.

First prize: $500. Second & third prizes: $200 each.  Peoples choice: $100

Deadline for entries: 26 September 2022

Finalists announced: 3 October 2022

Exhibition of finalist cups: 25 October -13 November 2022

For entry details go to:

Judges for this years cup competition are Simone Fraser, Katherine Roberts, Christopher James


The Sydney Teapot Show Opens Friday September 16 at Kerrie Lowe Gallery