connecting through clay 02 6241 1670

Continuing Clay

Tuesday morning course  overview with Cathy Franzi

These are our most self-directed courses. They are for people with some clay knowledge and skills who are seeking expert guidance from our experienced teachers. 

Some classes also provide supported teaching for people with disabilities. 


Tuesday 4 February 2020


This class over a 9 week term 




Workshops 1 & 2


Max 14 students



Plus prepaid firing fee. Clay and tools can be purchased during class.


Dates and duration: Term 1

9 weeks from Tuesday 4 February 2020 to Tuesday 31 March 2020.
Select Tuesday, for example and your class is Tuesday each week for 9 weeks.


The classes include

These classes are perfect for people who are developing their own style and studio practice. If you have some skills and you know what you want to make, our talented teachers will be able to help you bring your ideas to life.

What you will learn

All our general class teachers are experienced potters in their own right and are equally at home teaching both wheelthrowing and handbuilding techniques.

About the artist

Cathy Franzi is a full-time studio artist and was awarded a Doctorate of Visual Arts (Ceramics) from the Australian National University School of Art in 2015. Through her ceramic practice she explores ways to represent Australian flora and the environments they inhabit.
Cathy brings a depth and breadth of ceramic experience to her teaching. She has worked with potters in the UK, Ireland and New Zealand, been a production thrower for large potteries, and participated in conferences and workshops in most ceramic genres. She aims to share her fascination with the wealth of cultural and historical ideas that ceramics contain.
Cathy Franzi’s work is held in public collections, including Canberra Museum and Gallery, the ACT Legislative Assembly Art Collection and Manly Art Gallery and Museum. In 2013, a work from her solo exhibition ‘Painting the Hills of Canberra’ was included in the Canberra Centenary Time Capsule. She has been the recipient of a number of awards including the Australian Postgraduate Award, the Nelson Nichols Scholarship in Ceramics and most recently in the 2016 North Queensland Ceramic Awards. Currently she is a Visiting Fellow in the Research School of Biology, ANU as part of the 2016 Vice-Chancellor’s College Artist Fellows Scheme.
Not a CPS member?
Membership gives you many benefits at low yearly prices.

Missed out on this class?

Members get early notification of upcoming classes so it makes great sense to join. Our Newsletter is another way of being informed. Signup now below.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

We produce a monthly newsletter that has information that may not be on this website. Subscribe free of charge.


1 Aspinall Street Watson
Canberra Australia.


General Enquiries
02 6241 1670
Class Enquiries
02 6241 7800