A Paper Clay Sculpture Group Workshop

Experiment with the paper clay technique

6 hours 6 to 12 label $87


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If you still want to attend this class, please first consider government restrictions in WA. If you are currently allowed to attend, but are later prevented from doing so, we will either postpone your booking, or refund you.

Enjoy a hands on class where you will create paper clay sculptures with like-minded people!

Suitable for absolute beginners, teachers, through to the most experienced clay user, learning from an expert, in a fun and hands-on way. Remember to wear old-comfortable clothes, as you may get messy being creative!

High quality instruction is provided by tertiary trained tutor Graham Hay, an expert in teaching ceramics as well as an international level ceramic artist. He regularly teaches both beginners and experienced students: over 300 primary and secondary schools, TAFE, universities and clay centres across WA, interstate, and in 12 countries. he has led international ceramics conferences and symposia in Hungary, Norway and the US, and has published over 20 journal articles.

As an artist he has participated in 160 exhibitions in a dozen countries, within seven biennales, including during the 2017 Venice Biennale. A recipient of 20 awards, he has artwork In the Art Gallery of WA as well as public collections in six countries. See website for details.

During the class you will learn new and centuries old clay techniques that you will use to create paper clay sculptures. You will master the technique and develop a personal, creative style, which you can then apply when making pottery and sculpture.

You will enjoy a fun, hands on, day of making, experimenting, with like-minded people and gain a real insight into the thinking, processes and studio practice of an artist. Gain new knowledge, skills, and confidence and take home one or two creations of your own.

What you'll get
- You will get one or two paper clay creations made by you.
- Includes free $20 of paper clay to use and keep.
- Free parking, tea and coffee.

What to bring
Covered shoes are necessary as this is a working artist studio. Bring a box to take home your creations, an old newspaper, hand towel, and only if you have them; ice cream container with lid, clay tools or spare kitchen utilities (e.g. garlic crusher, apple corer, different sized bowls).

Suitable for

This class is a great indoor activity idea for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.


Robertson Park Artists Studio, Robertson Park Artists Studio, 176 Fitzgerald St, Perth WA - Robertson Park Artists Studio, 176 Fitzgerald St, Perth WA

Your teacher can also travel within 200km of Perth for private classes

Your teacher
Graham Hay
Graham Hay
(Perth Pottery and Sculpture Classes)

A “clay-aholic", with over 20 years experience and tertiary qualifications in both making and teaching ceramics.

5.0 (3)

Life long passion about clay, and helping others to enjoy learning about and making in clay. Internationally recognised expert in teaching absolute beginners and the very experienced.

Committed to continuously experimenting, learning and improving his own knowledge and art making.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING: Separate qualifications from Otago, UWA, Edith Cowan and Curtin University (hon). The latter two in ceramics and sculpture. Annually visits, shares and learns from fellow international level ceramic experts.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE: EDUCATION: Co-lead Hungarian, Sweden, and US (x5) international ceramics conferences. Invited into schools / universities / beginner / professional groups (200+) to give lectures, workshops and demonstrations, across 12 countries. Invited external examiner of a 2017 ANU ceramics based PhD. In 2018 commenced a PhD at Curtin University. Published 25 articles in ceramic and ceramic education journals, in six countries.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE: ARTIST: Participated in 170+ exhibitions, 4 international biennale, including the 2017 Venice Biennale. In public collections in six countries, including the Art Gallery of WA. Art and techniques feature in dozens of leading books and journals.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP: Exhibiting Member of the Australian Ceramic Association, Craft Australia, Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia, numerous national and international professional ceramic, ceramic education, art education and artist associations.


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