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Unleash your inner ceramic artist

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04 Mar 2022

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Got a passion for pottery? Then stop what you’re doing and read on.

Learn, make and fire ceramics this autumn in Ballarat during a series of workshops and masterclasses as part of the Ballarat Ceramic Heart Program.

In a rare chance to access one of the region’s premier ceramic studios (which also happens to be located inside a historic old gaol), program participants will be able to use state-of-the-art kilns, pottery wheels, glazing stations and workspaces.

Choose from introductory Ceramic Taster Classes, or join in the opportunity to watch, listen and learn from experienced practitioners during the Masterclass Series.

The Ballarat Ceramic Heart Program runs through until the end of May at Federation University’s Ceramic Studio

Designed for the interested ceramicist, practicing artist and casual observer, the full-day Masterclass Series gives participants hands-on opportunities and plenty of time to ask questions.

For budding makers keen to make their own ceramics pieces at home – but who do not have their own kiln – access to firing services will also be available.

Ballarat Mayor, Cr Daniel Moloney said the program was designed to create opportunities for people of all demographics to enjoy and participate in Ballarat’s artistic offerings.

“This program is a wonderful way to introduce ceramics to anyone interested in learning more – either as a novice, a practitioner or just someone with a desire to know more about the craft,” he said.

The Ballarat Ceramic Heart Program is a collaboration between the City of Ballarat and Federation University, with support from Creative Victoria.


The City of Ballarat acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land we live and work on, the Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung People, and recognises their continuing connection to the land and waterways. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and extend this to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.