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2021 Australian Ceramics Open Studios


Canberra Potters


Saturday 13 to Sunday 14 November 2021





About ACOS

The Australian Ceramics Open Studios (ACOS) is an annual nationwide weekend event that celebrates clay, community and creativity. Hosted by The Australian Ceramics Association, nearly 200 potters and ceramicists around the country will open their studios for the 9th annual event. Makers open their doors to offer insight, practical demonstrations and the chance to take home a handmade piece.

The Open Studios are a welcome opportunity for the broader community to step inside a creative space, chat with a local artist and experience the simple pleasures of clay and the making process. 

Please note: Masks are mandatory while on site at Canberra Potters until further notice.  


Canberra Potters

Canberra Potters is a not-for-profit community organisation, established in Canberra in 1975. Come and discover our two large teaching workshops, Members Workshop, kiln facilities, private studios and spacious gallery and retail shop

As well as the organisation itself, we have a number of studio-holders and members (off-site) also opening their studios.

Canberra Potters Studio Holders

Lea Durie: Lea’s studio is part of the vibrant Canberra Potters Arts Centre. Over the weekend you could make something from clay, find out more about how your favourite cup was made and there will also be brand new ceramic homewares and artworks to buy.

Sue Peachey (River’s Edge Ceramics): Located in Studio 7 in the garden of the Canberra Potters Society, maker Sue Peachey uses coloured porcelain and the Japanese ceramic technique of nerikomi to celebrate pattern, colour and tactility. New functional and ornamental work will be for sale, together with a second’s sale and a live demonstration of nerikomi. Look behind the scenes and see the sources of inspiration, experiments and the progression of work over time.

Steve Roper: Steve Roper is a ceramic sculptor based in Canberra. His works draw on so called “primitive” art and to a lesser extent on abstraction and cartoons. The works are suitable for indoor and outdoor, and range in height from cup like to around 1 meter. Come and see Steve’s work and chat about ceramics, art and ideas at the Canberra Potters Society this weekend!

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