Graham Hay

Graham Hay

Perth, WA

2017 Pottery & Sculpture: Wed 6pm-8:30pm

What to Bring

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

What to Wear

  • An old shirt or comfortable clothes. Covered shoes are necessary as this is a working studio.

Appropriate For

  • Adults

2017 Pottery & Sculpture: Wed 6pm-8:30pm

About This Class

What You Will Learn

  • How to quickly select (or develop) an idea or 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 speed, with expert tuition.

What You Get

  • New, and increased knowledge, skill and confidence with clay.
  • Start classes when you are ready, pause and resume when it suits you, without penalty (just let us know).
  • Try before you buy: Buy only the first class. Decide at that class how many lessons you want (generous discounts).
  • 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.

He is an internationally recognised expert in ceramics and ceramic education.  Invited to teach interstate and internationally in a dozen countries.

Expert in teaching both beginners and previously expereinced students.

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

See below a very short video of a random mix 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"  to gain an impression of your likely experience.

To ensure you are absolutely happy, I urge new students to only 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.  

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

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

Plus both you 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 (subject to space), their attendance.   Regardless of reason (health, work, family, holiday, travel etc).   Your class credit is preserved, provided you send a text or email, prior to the beginning of the lesson, and include a new  date of return to class.

This means attending all 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 enjoy the classes being held within an open plan studio, surrounded by friendly, professional working artists.

The relaxed environment is enhanced by the light filled, high ceiling studio enviroment, 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.

IIf you purchase further lessons during the first lesson you receive an immediate $114 discount (e.g.: 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).

You decide how many classes you attend, and so how much you pay per future lesson:  

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

 2017 Fees

number        cost            (average $/class)

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 cards accepted.

Lessons bought in one year can be used in future years, eg: lessons purchased in 2015 are valid also in 2016 & 2017.

Graham Hay has taught these classes since 1998.

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 currently running)


A Creative Space.

The classes (est 1998) are held in the Robertson Park Artists Studio, in the middle of the southern lawn 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 Newsletters.

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Feb 2016

I have been casually attending Graham Hay's Pottery & Sculpture classes for the past 12 months and have become absolutely addicted to clay. The room environment is very relaxed and because the passes can be used at a time convenient to you, the classes are dynamic and you are forever meeting new people which is always a lovely experience. The kind of work everyone chooses to do is extremely varied and personal to each student which I think is terrific as there is a real emphasis on simply allowing creation through discovery. I'm very much looking forward to the next 12 months. Ana

Graham's unique creative environment provides a brilliant break from the syllabus-driven generic options that most of us have become so used to and bored with at other arts education establishments. I made the transition from pretty ordinary two-dimensional art to the awesome three-dimensional stuff you can walk around. Apart from being free-format, you can be as fast or slow as you like and keep changing your mind interminably if you really feel like that. It's a great way to get an artistic life. Cheers Tim

Inspirational instruction, perfect format, wonderful company and ideal venue. I was given a voucher over a year ago (which I thought was a bit of an odd gift considering I have no artistic talent) but have rarely missed my weekly sessions since.