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Term One is Almost Over – where did the time go?

What a crazy busy term! And what a great range of classes we have offered this term at ClayMotion!

Pottery, Mosaics, Macrame, Silversmithing, Kokedamas, Acrylic Pouring, kids classes …. and we have even more planned for term two! Stay tuned for dates and times!

Check out some of the term one action below 

As is usual ClayMotion will be running a school holiday program over the Easter break, and we have some great activities planned, from structured class activities through to casual drop in days.

Classes are available for enrolling now via the School Holiday Shop category, and Drop in Days are just that – so, no bookings required.

Check out the schedule below …

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Tuesday April 9th – house pencil holders


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Wednesday April 10th – mosaic money box


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Thursday April 11th – drop in day: pinch pot animals


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Saturday April 13th – drop in day: acrylic pouring


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Tuesday April 16th – mosaic a terracotta pot



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Wednesday April 17th – drop in day: paper weaving



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Thursday April 18th – monster mugs

Such a Busy Weekend at ClayMotion!

Well, it was a busy week at ClayMotion and Saturday topped it off!

The day was kicked off with the first kids pottery class for the term in the rear studio, and a Make your own Acrylic Pour Painting in the middle studio.

The kids pottery class had a mix of returning and new students and even a couple of mums joined in!

There are a couple of places available in the kids pottery class and mid-term enrolments are welcome; and the next Make your own Acrylic Pour Painting session is on the 16th March. Enrol early to secure your place as these workshops are very popular!

There was just time for quick lunch break before the afternoons program began with kokedama making in the rear studio and an Introduction to Acrylic Pouring workshop in the middle studio. Both of these workshops are very popular and there were some great results.

The next kokedama workshop with vacancies is coming up on the 30th March, and the next Introduction to Acrylic Pouring workshop is on the 16th March. The ‘Introduction’ workshop covers alot more technical information than the ‘Make your own’ workshop, so that you have the knowledge to create your own paintings at home.

What’s on This Week

  • There is more kokedamas coming up for Tuesday, but the workshop is full! Check out the workshop on the 30th March where vacancies are still available.
  • Also on Tuesday is the mum & bubs drop in day. Drop in any time between 10-2pm and have a clay play!
  • Pottery classes are ongoing with mid term enrolments welcome, however there are only paces in the adults Wednesday morning class and the kids Saturday morning class – everything else is full!
  • Introduction to Jewellery making is running this Saturday and there are two vacancies, so enrol now to avoid missing out!

Well, that’s about for this week…. have a good one!

This Week at ClayMotion

Term One is now underway with Adults Pottery Classes starting last week, kids pottery this week, and acrylic pouring and kokedama workshops happening this weekend!

Are there any vacancies you ask?

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Adults Pottery – Tuesday & Thursday night pottery classes are both full, and there are 4 vacancies available in the Wednesday morning class.



Children’s Pottery – Wednesday afternoon is full, with some vacancies available in the Saturday morning class.


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Acrylic Pouring – The Saturday morning ‘Make your own Painting’ is full, with 2 vacancies available in the afternoon ‘Introduction to Acrylic Pouring’ course.



Kokedamas – The Saturday afternoon workshop has 4 vacancies available…. book soon to secure your place!


Enrol sooner rather than later to avoid missing out! Visit the SHOP to enrol, call me or drop by the shop!
34A Mair Street East, Ballarat

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School Holiday Program – Week Two ; AND Pottery Classes Resume Next Week

Hello ClayMotioners, I hope everyone is having a great start to the New Year!

And a good start would be to not miss out on all the fun kids school holiday activities being offered by ClayMotion this week!

Design a Shoe by You! Enrol HERE

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Pour your own acrylic canvas & candle! Enrol HERE

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Make a set of Terracotta garden signs! Enrol HERE

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Felt your own Bag! Enrol HERE

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And how about experiencing the calming qualities of clay this year! Pottery Classes start next week for adults and the following week for children.

Enrol online or call me 0438382522


Drop in Days & Annual Christmas Shopping Night

I know, I know – I don’t post on this blog as much as I should! But, hopefully when my side kick gets back from Taiwan – where he has been all year – I will have more time….. that’s my plan.

But, back to business 🙂

Following on from the success of last year’s Christmas Shopping Night, its on again – ClayMotion‘s annual Christmas Shopping Night!

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Enjoy a glass of champagne while shopping for gifts from a fabulous range of locally made giftware. With more than twenty – yes 20+ – local makers participating we have something for everyone – mum, dad, grandma, grandpa, teachers, the kids, …. you name it, we have it!

We would love to see you here on the night supporting local business and local makers – shop local this Christmas!



mums and bubs Claymotion Ballarat VictoriaAlso, ClayMotion is running casual drop in mornings every Tuesday for Mums with , bubs, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Just drop in anytime between 10am – 1pm , have a cuppa and indulge in some clay play. $15 gets you access to the studio, tools & equipment, clay & kiln firing.

Classes for the term are in the home stretch, and the net blog post will showcase some of the highlights. Stay tuned for the term term program.

Also stay tuned for the January children’s school holiday program.

The best way to stay updated is to subscribe to the newsletter, this way you won’t miss out as classes tend to fill quickly.

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And remember ClayMotion gift certificates make a great Christmas gift. they are valid for twelve months and are redeemable for anything in the ClayMotion shop – classes & workshops, art supplies and giftware. Custom amounts can be organised just give me a call – 0438382522

That’s it for this post, and hope yo see you Friday at the shopping night 🙂


Mosaic Classes Term Two & Upcoming Classes

Mosaic Classes Term Two & Upcoming Classes

WOW – such great results from the term two adult mosaic classes!

This term we created a garden paver using a mixture of tesserae including glass tiles, glass shards, ceramic shards and beads. We made the pavers using the direct method, using outdoor grout so that the paver will last forever as the prided focus of the garden bed!

Students had a great array of ideas for their design which we drew on paper and coloured as a basic guide for laying out our tesserae. We then glued the tesserae to fibreglass mesh and, when dry, grouted the layout onto the paver.

The next round of mosaic classes will be offered in mid August and I am planning a three dimensional project, so stay tuned!

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Laying out the Tesserae

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Grouting the Tesserae

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The finished mosaic pavers

Mothers Day Drop in Day – Make your favourite animal!

ClayMotion is excited to be hosting another drop in day for this Sunday 13th May between 11am – 4pm. Bring mum, bring the kids, bring the family, and make your favourite animal. $10 includes studio access, clay and firing. No booking necessary

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Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop – don’t miss out!

There are still limited places available in the macrame workshops coming up this Wednesday and Saturday.

This is an introductory workshop where you will learn some basic knots to create your plant hanger and it even comes with a pot!

Presented by Benita of local business Winter Lane Weaving the workshop will be fun and relaxing, and even includes some nibbles.

The $70 fee includes all the materials you will need to create your pot.

Enrol ONLINE, call me or drop into the shop : 0438382522   34A Mair Street East, Ballarat

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Term Two Childrens Classes in Ballarat

Children’s classes for term two are about to begin with pottery classes tomorrow morning and this coming Wednesday afternoon. There are still a few spaces available and mid term enrolments are welcome.

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This term there is also a Loom and Weave course for kids and a mosaic project.

The Loom and Weave runs over four weeks where the childreb will make a loom from clay and then  create a weaving. All materials are supplied and included in the class fee …. enrol via the online shop or give me a ring 0438382522

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A mosaic class is also on offer this term. A mini paver will be made over a two week period, and again all materials are included in the class fee. Enrol via the online shop or give me a call 0438382522

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And, of course there are lots of great activities happening for the adults too!

Feel free to share this information and grow the ClayMotion family ?

Acrylic Pouring Workshops Start This week!

Introduction to Acrylic Pouring Workshops start this week …

Fluid Art is an amazing spontaneous process that gives the most beautiful results and with three different sessions being offered there is a time to suit everyone!

Tuesday 24th April 10-1pm, Thursday 26th April 6-9pm or Saturday 28th April 1-4pm.

Presented by Ballan artist Maggie Schirmer, this workshop is an introduction for people who would like to learn some basic technical aspects about acrylic pouring.

What you can expect: Acrylic Pouring at Claymotion Ballarat Victoria

3 hours of demonstrations and interactive experience
Learn about paint texture and consistency for best outcomes.
Learn about layers colours and how to avoid getting mud.
Experiment with different additives to create the allusive cells.
Take home 2 pieces of art
Take home recipes for successful ongoing creative processes.

$120.00 for 3 hours of fun creativity includes all materials

Enrol via the online shop, call me for more information on 0438382522 or drop into the shop at 34A Mair Street East, Ballarat Central.

Don’t Miss Out!