Clay body /kleɪ bɒdi:/ (noun) refers to the actual clay mixture that is used in forming objects. It might only have one specific type of clay in it, but it is more likely to consist of a mixture of different types of clay


Claybodies celebrates another milestone!
Claybodies now has 55 members and counting.

Read the interview ABC Radio Canberra had with Claybodies member Anne Masters .

We are a group of ceramic artists primarily from Canberra, Australia.
Our aim as a group is to:

  •  Provide a forum for support and information
  •  Engage in critical dialogue and discussion of our art practice through: group critique sessions as
     requested and discussions of shared readings or
     current events in the ceramics/art world
  •  Create a visible presence in the Canberra Community and beyond
  •  Challenge preconceptions about ‘what is ceramics?’
  •  Showcase and celebrate the material of clay in all it’s diversity
  •  Encourage our members to pursue innovation in
     their divergent practises, and
  •  Utilise the technical knowledge of group members through workshops.

Contact details for Claybodies

email: at

(just replace the 'at' with @ in the address line)

                             4 - 19 July 2015                                            Protean
Nishi Gallery
 New Acton, Canberra



    19 February - 15 March 2015                                          Mudlarks
Strathnairn Arts
                               Gallery + Shop
 10am-4pm Thursday to Sunday
 90 Stockhill Drive Holt ACT 2615
    Cafe: 10.30am-3.30pm Fri-Sun

9 February – 2 March 2015
Form Studio & Gallery
1/30 Aurora Ave, Queanbeyan
Mon to Fri, 9.30am – 2.30pm; Sat and Sun, 10am – 4pm

           Site updated 21 June 2015