Western Suburbs Clayworkers - all things Clay

Based in Sherwood, Brisbane, Australia, a band of keen practitioners of the clay arts - pottery and ceramics.

Studio available to members

Sculpture, functional ware, other styles of ceramic art, kilns, wheels, slab roller and lots of friendly help and advice.

Studio Hours:

  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday 9:30am to 12:30

Hours are dependent on availability and on a minimum of 2 members in attendance
- at least one preferrably being a registered volunteer..

2 member rule applies for workplace health and safety.

From 2005

The Western Suburbs Clayworkers in Brisbane emerged after a group of TAFE ceramic students from the Southbank Institute, discussed the benefits of belonging to a pottery group where members could network, assist, and guide one another to achieve satisfying outcomes. After a series of fortuitous circumstances, the Sherwood Neighbourhood Centre permitted two people to join them as volunteers and to then instigate a group for ceramic artists, and like-minded people who have a passion for creating with clay.

In January 2005 a meeting of interested people elected a committee to set up and organise the group. During the last six months, members have participated in many mini workshops, a raku firing, outings to galleries and regional pottery groups, and, enjoyed the friendship and stimulation of exchanges in ideas and experiences. Already we have 27 members and their enthusiasm and excitement shows we are filling a void in the Brisbane area.

2023 and beyond

The Clayworkers continue to foster the clay arts with ongoing workshops and updates to equipment and knowledge.

WSC in 2024

Our Annual Exhibition

We have booked the Richard Randall Art Studio Gallery at Mt Coot-tha for 11 to 13 October 2024.


WSC will be at the BVAC Pop-ups in 2024, in the Auditorium at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens. Note the dates:

7 to 9 June and 13 to 15 December

Not forgetting the BVAC Art Expo will be held at the Weller’s Hill Arts Hub 20 to 21 July.