Dawn Oakford will lead this Workshop in exploring imaginative, innovative and inspired ways of continuing to work with clay.

During the course of this one-day, hands-on workshop, participants will explore several strategies to keep their creative juices flowing through group discussions and practical exercises. They will be encouraged to think differently about the techniques that they use, the possibilities of working with others, and how to best convey the concepts that motivate and inspire them. It is also hoped that those taking part will gain more confidence in their abilities to work in a much more intuitive way with clay.

Another outcome of this session may well be the formation of small support and/or working groups to help each other prepare for upcoming exhibitions, resolve production impasses and organize professional development events.

Those taking part are asked to think about & if possible bring along an example of their work or a prototype that they’d like to develop or resolve.


  • Introductions
  • Discussion & listing of individuals’ “creative stalemates”.   Possible approaches will be discussed towards the end of the session.
  • Group exercise – clay provided but participants may like to bring along some of their own tools.
  • LUNCH – Please bring along a plate to share.  Tea, coffee and juice will be provided.
  • Closer consideration of listed “stalemates” + practical suggestions.
  • Close with planning session for future options – preparation for or Annual Exhibition.


 Sunday 18th March 2018

10:00am – 4:00pm


TCA Studio, Cosgrove High School, Glenorchy

For directions visit the Studio page.


$30.00 for members; $50.00 for non-members


Lunch to share.  Tea, coffee and juice will be provided.

To Enrol

Please contact Janine Davison on

We have a maximum number of 12 participants for this workshop (and 11 are already booked).  If the numbers exceed 12, we will be taking names and adding them to a waiting list for cancellations or we will be hosting another workshop.  Date to be announced.

Payments to be made to

Account name: Tasmanian Ceramics Association
BSB: 807-007
Acc. No.: 51257814

Please note your Surname and “Boost” as the reference.

Open Studio: The OSCAS

TCA Open DayThe Tasmanian Ceramics association are holding an Open Day at our studio in G Block on Sunday the 18th of August, from 11 am – 4 pm,  (This is part of a National Ceramics open day THE OSCAS)

There will be demonstrations by local ceramic artists which will include hand building and throwing on the wheel. Members of the public  will have the opportunity to decorate and keep (once it is fired) a small bowl using a sgraffito technique, drawing in clay

Please come along to this free event and experience the joys of playing in the mud and see what making pottery is all about.

For more information please email, The President of the Tasmanian Ceramics Association Kim Foale on or phone during business hours on 62 686 222

Somchai Charoen Workshop


Somchai Charoen

Somchai Charoen is a ceramic artist based in Sydney who has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Trained in industrial ceramic design, he was a former lecturer at Silpakorn University, Thailand (1994-2002). Since migrating to Australia, he has worked commercially as a mould and model maker as well as established his ceramic home ware label Eat Clay. Somchai is the co-founder of Belmore ITCH, a creative residency for non-ceramic artists to experiment, explore and interpret the medium.

WHEN: Wednesday 19th June
WHERE: Polytechnic Ceramics studio, Hunter St., Hobart
COST: $10

Morning Session from 10.00-12.00am.
Somchai Charoen will be conducting experiments in mould-making using waste materials such as sawdust and newspaper etc. This includes making clay prototypes and plaster prototypes.

Afternoon Session from 1.00-2.30 pm.
Somchai will showcase the idea of mould-making using plaster sheets followed by tips and techniques about mould-making.