If you’re a ceramic fiend, you would have definitely heard of cutting-edge pottery studio Bondi Clay. The Flood Street institution is well-known for its cute date night classes and its sustainable approach to pottery. It's one of the few studios that sticks to renewable energy and doesn’t use single-use plastic bags.
Now, the team behind Bondi Clay has opened a brand new studio in Rosebery called The Clayground, and honestly—it was about time.
The new studio is located about a 10-minute walk from Green Square Station and has a slightly different offering to the beginner ceramics studios you’ve been to before. Instead of offering one-off sessions, The Clayground is a member-based studio. That means it’s like a gym membership—but for all your clay-making antics so you can actually commit to creating a full suite of vases, mugs, plates, bowls—you name it. How good is that?
“Clayground is the new addition to the Bondi Clay family and is going to provide our growing community of potters with everything they'll need to unleash their inner creator, providing state-of-the-art equipment and materials to help them master their art!” says Bondi Clay founder Kayde Clemans.
The studio spans 400 square metres and sports 20 Shimpo wheels, a large hand-building and glazing table, a full suite of stoneware clay, a member’s kitchen, a communal area to kick back and relax, and, of course—a coffee machine to fuel your creativity.
When you sign up for a membership, you get up to 16 hours a week of open studio access, with the studio being open from 9am to 9pm every day of the week.
The space will also have monthly ceramic exhibition nights so you can show off your masterpieces (and not-so masterpieces), and you’ll also be in for a range of masterclasses so you can fine-tune your clay-making skills.
Membership starts at $199 per month, with a minimum commitment of three months. More info is here.
Image credit: Bondi Clay