Graham Hay

Graham Hay

Perth, WA

2017: Pottery and Sculpture: Wed: 12:00noon-2:30pm

What to Bring

  • Bring any drawings, pictures you might have (optional).

What to Wear

  • An old shirt or comfortable clothes, as you may get messy. Covered shoes are necessary as this is a working studio.

2017: Pottery and Sculpture: Wed: 12:00noon-2:30pm

About This Class

What You Will Learn

  • How to select and develop an idea and process, suitable to your own confidence and skill.
  • To progressively master both traditional and contemporary clay techniques .
  • How to make your work, by simple, short, incremental steps, at your own pace .

What You Get

  • Try before you buy: pay only for the first class. Decide at that class how many lessons you want (generous discounts).
  • Greater creativity and a more relaxed, balanced perspective on life.
  • You start classes when you are ready, and pause and resume when it suits you, without penalty (just let us know).
  • New, and increased; knowledge, skill and confidence with clay.
  • You receive your own free 10 kg bag of soft clay, and use of studio tools and equipment.
  • Free parking, tea and real coffee.
  • Welcomed into a supportive community of similar, like minded students and artists.


Expert and experienced tuition:

Graham Hay has taught these classes since 1998.

Only one or two new students join each class group at a time.

This is to ensures they receive greater support and encouragement from the teacher (and other students) compared to a large class of just beginners.

All teaching will be customised to suit your personal background and preferences, so you can learn and make what interests you, at your own pace.

See below a very short video of beginners and long term students.


As an incentive to improve, for over 14 years I have recorded good and bad reviews of my 200+ workshops here.

Or find other reviews via Googling: reviews "Perth Pottery and Sculpture Classes" will give you some idea of your likely experience and my teaching.

To ensure you are absolutely happy, I urge new students to buy and attend their first lesson, before buying more lessons.

Small, highly individual classes:

The classes are small, with a weekly average of 6 students per class.

No more than two new students start each week in each class, so they and the regular students receive plenty of individual assistance.

This also means that you, regardless of your level of experience, are looked after and made most welcome.

You will receive timely instruction and advise whenever you require it.

Incermental expert advise means you can work at your own pace.

Because of this individual expert instruction, all students may pause and resume their attendance on any week (subject to space in the class) for any reason (health, work, family, holiday, travel etc) without penalty.

This means attending students are healthy, happy and a relaxed atmosphere.

This also creates socially dynamic classes, with students appearing, disappearing and then re-appearing week by week.

As no two students make the same work, you can also learn also from fellow students, and the other studio artists.Based upon your individual preferences, confidence, prior skills and knowledge, Graham introduces simple steps for you to create your work.

Many students comment on how they enjoy the classes being held within an open plan studio with friendly professional artists working around them.

The relaxed, professional environment is enhanced by the light filled, high ceiling studio, within a beautiful inner-city park.

Try before you buy more lessons:

Pre-pay for the first lesson only.

Then decide during the first lesson if you wish to continue with further lessons.

If you purchase further lessons during your first lesson you receive an immediate $144 discount on any bundle of lessons in the table below.For example: 12 lessons is $842 - $114 paid = $728 outstanding, with 11 lessons remaining, i.e. a $44 savings on your first lesson).

This initial discount only applies if further lessons are purchased during the first lesson.

Bulk Discount.

To ensure new students receive plenty of expert assistance, while recognising that long term students contribute to the studio and classes in many ways.

To enable students to purchase a variety of bundles of lessons, to suit their personal circumstances.

Once enrolled and prepaid lessons, you may pause and resume your attendance at any time (due to health, holidays, travel, work, family etc), without penalty, and change classes, provided you text or email date changes before the lesson (to avoid the Penalty, always include a return date), and there is space in the class.

New students are urged to read first "Try before you buy" (just above).

 2017 Fees

number          total cost        Average cost

1                      114             114​

6                     536                89​

8                     658                82

10                   742                74​

12                   842                70

​15                   977                65

18                1,028                57

21                1,136                54

25                1,277                51

30                1,442                48

35                1,542                44

EFTPOS and all major credit classes accepted.

Lessons bought in one year can be used in future years.

2017 Class Day and Times:

Wednesday:       12 noon - 2.30pm                

Wednesday:       6 pm - 8.30 pm                    

Friday:                9:30 am - 12 noon               

Saturday:           1pm - 3:30pm                      

(Confirm here, that any class is running)


A Creative Space.

The classes (est 1998) are held in the Robertson Park Artists Studio in the southern half of Robertson Park, Perth, Western Australia.

The studio is a spacious, light-filled space, leased from the City of Vincent by a group of professional artists. Annual Studio Newsletter.

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"Positve relaxed learning enivoronment " I really enjoy the relaxed class with people of all ages and experience means you can learn lot in each class. This is also great at sparking your imagination and creating something that you never thought you could, while being supported to go for it! Thank you for your lovely classes! Pros: Helpful, Engaging, Encouraging, Smart, Patient, Fun, Good communicator How was this location?: Awesome How was the price?: Great value

"A lot of fun" If you are looking for a pottery class that will make you feel good, then this one is for you. Graham is a friendly and engaging instructor who is always there to offer great advice when you want it. He has hundreds of magazines on hand to give inspiration and lets us get on with our own creations - zany as some may be. He is particularly good at getting everyone engaged with each other and the class is a highlight of my week. Pros: Helpful, Encouraging, Patient, Fun How was this location?: Awesome How was the price?: OK