ceramics workshop

MUDDLE Ceramics Workshop is Hobart’s newest and biggest ceramics studio, offering classes for kids and adults, workshops, studio space for hire, residencies, exhibitions and special events in our light-filled warehouse in Mornington on Hobart’s eastern shore. MUDDLE is owned and run by Isaac Patmore and Alice [Alby] Holder of Small Fires Studio.

term classes: details

Clay, glazes, tools, equipment are all supplied, and firing of works made during class is included.

Our large light-filled workshop space includes 10 pottery wheels, 2 slab rollers, hand-building tables, and all the tools you’ll need.

There’s a maximum of ten students per class so our students get plenty of one-on-one tutoring.

Our adult classes go for three hours (inc. a 30-min break), to allow for plenty of learning time, and so you’re not rushed during class.

Muddle Club

When you’re enrolled in our adult term classes, you automatically become a MUDDLE Club member, which means you can come along to the studio whenever it’s open to keep working on your projects or produce more work. You’ll have full use of the studio equipment and tools. You’re welcome to come while another class is running, but please keep in mind that the class participants have first priority when using equipment. One-on-one tutoring isn’t available while you’re not in designated class time, but as the studio is a working studio with a number of potters there’s always someone around to answer any questions you may have. Firing costs will be worked out on an individual basis, and will be at a very reasonable fee based on weight / size of your work.

We’re at the studio between 10am – 5pm most days, but you will need to send us a text before coming in just to check we’re here.

 tutor: isaac patmore 

Isaac is a ceramic artist and educator with over 20 years experience in clay. In that time, Isaac has worked across a wide range of ceramic techniques and finishes – including wheel throwing, hand-building, slab work, slip casting, hump/slump moulds, decorating and glazing; and has taught across a diverse range of the community.



$450 per 10 week term
Ages 16+

Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

6:00pm – 9:00pm with a 30min dinner break

Daytime: Tuesday

10am-1pm – with a 30min lunch break


$250 per 10 week term

Tuesdays – BIG KIDS (High School aged kids)

4:00pm – 5.30pm

Thursdays – KIDS (Upper Primary ages 8+)

4:00pm – 5.30pm


We’ve got lots of exciting workshops in the works. Follow us on social media and sign up to our newsletter to be the first to hear about them as they are announced.

We run workshops for community groups, tour groups and special events (such as parties or corporate events). Come along and play with clay in our light-filled warehouse! For more information or to discuss potential workshops please send us an email:

Studio Space for Hire


If you’d like to hear more about our studio spaces as they become available, or arrange to come by and inspect the space, please send us an email:


We will soon have a dedicated 3m x 3m studio space available for temporary residencies and visiting artists. For more information please send us an email:

Exhibitions and Special Events

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We gratefully live and work on the beautiful land of the Moomairemener people. We pay our respect to elders past, present and future.

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