2018: The Paper Clay Revolution (1 Day)

Next Available: Sun, 25 Mar 10:00AM
6.0 hours


A one day, hands on, information packed paper clay workshop.

Suitable for absolute beginners, teachers, through to the most experienced clay user.

  Learn from an expert, but in a fun, hands-on way.

The venue is the spacious, light-filled Robertson Park Artists Studio. An artitecture design creative space within the scenic Robertson Park, West Perth.  

Gift Vouchers must be used within 18 months of date of purchase. If you need an extension, please contact me via email a month before expiry date. After this date extensions will not be given.

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Class Schedule

Short demonstrations, then plenty of time for hands on making. Due to a small class, information and instruction is customised to suit the composition of the group, and also each individual.

What you will learn
  • New and centuries old clay techniques suitable for paper clay.
  • How to master paper clay, and develop a personal, creative style.
  • Use paper clay for pottery and sculpture, and with/out expensive equipment.
What you will get
  • One or two creations of your own.
  • Insight into the artist's thinking, processes and studio practice.
  • A fun, hands on, day of making, experimenting, with like-minded people.
  • New knowledge, skill, and confidence.
  • Free parking, tea and real coffee.
  • Includes free $20 of paper clay to use and keep.

What to bring
  • a box to take home your creations, an old newspaper, hand towel, and only if you have them; ice cream container with lid, clay tools or spare kitchen utilities (e.g. garlic crusher, apple corer, different sized bowls).
What to wear

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

Appropriate for

beginners, teachers, artists, hobbyists



Graham Hay

Vendor since 2013

Graham has taught ceramics since 1992.

He is nationally and internationally recognised as an expert in both ceramic art and also ceramic education.


Graham specialised in ceramics at high school and Teachers College, and holds separate degrees from Edith Cowan, and Curtin (hons) universities, were he majored in ceramics and sculpture.

His work has appeared in 150 exhibitions in ten countries, and is in public collections in six countries.

Graham has taught over 200 workshops in 12 countries, and co-lead Hungarian and US international ceramics conferences and symposiums (see www.grahamhay.com.au/workshops.html).

Authored 25 articles in ceramic journals in six countries.

Graham is very experienced teaching at absolutely beginners, intermediate and expert levels.

Frequently teaches in schools, tertiary institutions, groups of beginners, professional artists and educators (website).

Focuses on assisiting all students master techniques, gain confidence, relax completely, and produce amazing work.

Generous by nature, he shares over 200 pages of information on http://www.grahamhay.com.au.  Visit it and be inspired.

Read online reviews going back to 2009. Just cut and paste 

perth+pottery+and+sculpture+classes "review"

then Google it.

Graham is committed to excellence in ceramics education. So, since 1993 he has been recording all positive, and negative, student evaluation sheet comments verbatim from all workshops at http://www.grahamhay.com.au/comments.html

He regularly travels globally to share with and learn from fellow ceramic expert teachers.

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

common sense refund policy

Credits are transferable between students and others, but not generally refundable (but this does not diminish your statutory rights).

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Terms & Conditions

1. Courtesy Saves: If you can't attend any class, your lesson credit is only protected (ie "rolled over") if you email or text me before the lesson, AND provide a specific "date of return to class".  

The quickest and easiest way is by using the reschedule link in class confirmation or reminder emails.

This information is essential to prevent too large or too small classes. 

I will confirm receipt of you text or email, and that your place in the class reserved. 

If you do not provide a return date, or do not attend the lesson, your balance will decline each week. When your balance reached zero, your shelve will be cleared (to make space for new students) and all clay recycled.

If you let me know via email/text, lessons can be rolled over for up to 2 years.

2. Similarly, if you are returning to classes after a prolonged absence, please contact me well before to ensure a place is reserved for you.

3. You can change which day and time you attend classes, and even attend more than one lesson per week, provided you have first discussed it with me, and there is space in the class.  If you are using the automatic system, you'll see live online were the gaps are and can immediately reschedule.

4. If you are likely to be away for more than two months, you will be asked to temporarily take your clay and creations home (so to make space for new students, and to encourage you to keep making at home). Upon your return a space will be again made available for you.

5. Want more flexibility? Just ask.

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07 July 2016 • 2018: The Paper Clay Revolution (1 Day)

I learnt all about paper clay, how to use it, how to maintain it. Graham was an excellent instructor. I really enjoyed listening to him.


08 February 2016 • 2018: The Paper Clay Revolution (1 Day)

Enjoyable class and solid introduction to paperclay. With anything creative it's all about getting stuck in and Graham had a great combination of knowledge and enthusiasm to encourage our own creativity to shine. A little mindful paperclay weekly keeps the mind calm, healthy and happy!