ClayMotion classes run for ten consecutive weeks for adults classes and coincide with Victorian school terms. Numbers are limited to eight per class. 

Beginners to advanced level that would cover:

  • Wheel throwing
  • Hand building 
  • Set projects or self initiated 

Materials and glazing not included: these costs will vary dependent on what a student makes.

Clay is available for $17.00 per 10kg bag, and a firing fee of $18.00 per kilo applies for works when ready to take home ie: an average coffee cup weighs 300gm, so this would cost approx $5.00 to take home.

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What you will learn
  • Work on set or self-initiated ceramic or pottery projects.
  • Learn about wheel throwing and hand building.
  • Enhance your creativity!
What you will get
  • Take home your finish project!
  • Term fees provide access to tuition, and all tools and equipment.
  • 10 week term class

What to bring
  • Just you and your creativity!
What to wear

Casual (Warning: It might get messy)

Appropriate for

Beginners to advanced level students are welcome.



Vendor since 2015

ClayMotion’s mission is to offer specialized classes and workshops catering to a range of groups within the community, including skills development for emerging and established artists; education and leisure pursuits for the general public; therapeutic and well being activities; and team building experiences.

These goals are reached through the quality delivery of professional services that promote art and clay as a therapeutic and expressive medium within the context of both skill based and leisure based classes and workshops.

ClayMotion was established by Dawn Whitehand, a practicing artist since 2000. Dawn has a PhD in visual arts, majoring in sculptural ceramics, and has exhibited widely both internationally and Australia wide.

She has written peer review and general journal articles, and has taught at University level through to local community centre level. Dawn's artworks are held in many gallery and private collections.

ClayMotion is located in Dunnstown, Ballarat, at the foot of Mt Warrenheip, and offers a beautiful and peaceful art-making environment.

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