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Short Courses & Master Classes

Canberra Potters offers a range of short courses throughout the year to inspire and enthuse potters everywhere. We offer short courses for both experienced and developing potters.


Build your skills and fire your imagination

Short Courses vary in length from our popular five-day Summer and Winter schools to half day, evening and weekend courses across a wide range of ceramic techniques.

We draw on a wealth of ceramic experience with local, interstate and international artists facilitating courses at our beautiful North Canberra location.

Summer and Winter Schools offer an intensive and immersive 5-day experience with an expert in their field. Past schools have included Janet DeBoos, Carla Wolfs (Netherlands), Malcolm Cooke, Jenny Orchard, Bev Hogg, John Tuckwell, Michelle Young Hares (Scotland), Ruth Ju Shih Li, Kazuya Ishida, Rob Linigen, Julie Bartholomew and Malcolm Greenwood.

We are always interested in your ideas for our short course program. Contact [email protected] if you would like to suggest an artist or a theme.

Current Courses

Learn to use your smartphone camera for potters and ceramic artists

PhotoAccess/Canberra Potters

Sunday 2 June

10am to 2pm

Learn to use your DSLR for potters and ceramic artists

PhotoAccess/Canberra Potters

Sunday 23 June

10am to 4pm at PhotoAccess

Beyond the Basics. The Art of Making Teapots

 Chris Harford

Friday 29 March to Monday 1 April

10am to 4pm

Intermediate to Advanced Potters

Canberra Potters Winter School with David Ray

Monday 10 to Sunday 14 July

10am to 4pm daily

Firing the Electric Kiln

17, 18, & 20 April

Mark Saunders

Firing the Gas Kiln

2023 dates

8, 22 & 23 July or

30 September and 14 & 15 October

Firing the Electric Kiln

2024 dates

17, 18, & 20 April or

2, 3 & 5 October