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Teapot Workshop
Saturday 3 June 2017 | 10am to 4pm - Please note: this workshop is now full

Presented by Barry Hayes, Master Potter, this workshop takes participants through all the stages of making and assembly.

Form & Trimming
Saturday 2 December 2017 | 10am to 4pm

Master Potter, Ted Secombe, will show participants the many ways to lift the look of their work. There are 12 places only and the cost for the day is $200.00 per person. Preference will be given to my current and past students.


Australian Ceramics Open Studio 2015
Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 August 2015 | 9am to 5pm both days

My studio at 24 Yandilla Street, Balwyn, will again be open as part of the Australian Ceramics Open Studios 2015 - 15 and 16 August, 9am to 5pm both days. Everyone is very welcome. This is a great way to find out more about what goes into making a good pot. I will be demonstrating both days. Hope to see you there.

Click here for the Australian Ceramics website
Click image below for complete Melbourne and Regional Studio map [PDF]


Australian Ceramics Open Studio 2014: Unearth your Local Potter
Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 August 2014 | 9am to 5pm both days

My studio will once again be open as part of this great event, between 9am to 5pm on the 16th and 17th of August at 24 Yandilla Street, Balwyn. I will be demonstrating both days and am more than happy to answer any and all questions - particularly the really hard ones!

Hope to see you there if you can make it. And don't forget there are lots of studios open (click the link below for the full list) so think about planning to see a few if you can.

Click here for the Australian Ceramics website | Click here for Google map of Victorian Studios


  Open Studio Ceramics Australia Showcase
Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 August 2013
9am to 5pm both days

As part of an Australia-wide event, my studio will be open to help promote the diversity of Australian ceramics. The studio is 24 Yandilla Street Balwyn, Victoria. There is plenty of parking and the Surrey Hills train station is only a 15 minute walk. Important collectable pieces will be available for sale and it will be the first opportunity to see some new ash glazes. Everyone is very welcome. Hope to see you there.


Chinese Copper Glazes Explained: Designed for ceramic students or graduates, this two day workshop has participants prepare and discuss numerous copper glazes from the K'ang-hsi period in China.

It is a hands-on workshop and will provide substantial knowledge for those interested in these glazes. On the first day participants will prepare numerous test rings of copper glazes from the Kang-hsi period. This was the zenith for these glazes. Several clays will be used. The test rings will then be fired. Partipants return a week later to discuss the results in detail. Around 100 glazes will result from this workshop. The knowledge gained will enable partipants to understand how to formulate these glazes and how to ensure results and firings can be reproduced. It will be empirical not scientific.

Presented by: Gary Healey
When: 9am - 5pm, Saturday 4 & Saturday 11 August 2012
Where: Gary Healey Pottery, 24 Yandilla Street, Balwyn
Cost: $200 per participant for 2 days


The Long Studio Visit : Artists need to do more to help the public appreciate the many steps in their craft practice.

An open studio for a week will enable people to observe the many stages of my process. I will work as normal in the week so people could see me preparing clay, throwing on the wheel, turning pots, glazing, fine finishing pots prior to bisque or firing. I am happy for people to stay as long as they wish and to ask questions. Work made by hand is not instant and it is done with care, patience and love. Homemade Anzacs and tea and coffee will be supplied.

Presented by: Gary Healey
When: 9am - 5pm, Thursday 2 to Tuesday 7 August 2012
Where: Gary Healey Pottery, 24 Yandilla Street, Balwyn
Cost: Free