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.