Regional Arts Development Central West NSW


This is STILL one of the most popular things we get asked at Arts OutWest. Who teaches ceramics? Who supplies materials?  Who has kilns? What groups are there? Here’s an updated local list.

We ran a post on this topic nearly two years ago and it continues to be in the top 10 posts on our website every month.

We again put the call out on Facebook and Instagram and put in the things we already knew and made a list of people who teach, places to learn and kilns in action.

Got something to add. We’ll keep updating this list. Email

CLICK HERE for a summary of all posts and What’s On listings about ‘ceramics’

Louise Ranshaw ceramics classes (Bathurst)

Structured classes in Bathurst, and offer firing services to the general community. Louise can be contacted on 0400130792. Advance bookings are being taken for 2022.

Brett Niven Ceramics (Mudgee)
Learn how to use the potters wheel or hand build.
Every Tuesday and Thursday night. 6pm till 8.30.
Everything supplied including firing in the kiln.
$75 per night.
9 Sydney Rd Mudgee
Call 0416 750 467
The Mud Factory (Mudgee)

Pottery wheels: Yes
Kiln: Yes – conditional use
Adult classes: Yes
Kids classes: Yes
About: Has a kiln, wheels and teaches pottery with adults and kids. The ceramics room is available with access to wheels and slab table. Kiln usage is also available upon request only (please enquire for conditional terms). Teaches pottery with kids durng after school and school holiday workshops. Accepts the Creative Kids Vouchers.

Lachlan Arts Council (Condobolin)

Pottery wheels: Yes
Kiln: Yes
Adult classes:
Kids classes:
About: Has a small pottery group. PLUS they needs more volume of work to warrant getting the kiln firing.
Contact: Talk to Heather Blackley at WPRD 6895 3301

Take a look at some of these local artists for inspiration  (a growing list as we get to it):