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.

muddle club classes

10 week term (in line with Tasmanian school terms)

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

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.

The studio is open to MUDDLE Club members 10am – 9pm Monday – Thursday, and 10am – 5pm Fridays.


 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.



All of our muddle club classes are CUrrently booked out 

If you would like to go on the waiting list for future terms (2021) please sign up using the form below.

Classes will no longer be available to be booked on the website, the waiting list is the only way to become a new student at MUDDLE.

Please don’t email asking if we are running anymore classes, if you can be squeezed in on a current class, or if you can be moved up the waiting list (so cheeky!). We are a very busy working (muddy!) studio & we appreciate your understanding that we are unable to spend a lot of time responding to emails. Hopefully all of your questions are answered here on the website.




kids classes
10 week term (in line with Tasmanian school terms)


Tuesdays – BIG KIDS (High School aged kids)

4:00pm – 5.30pm

Thursdays – KIDS (Upper Primary ages 8+)

4:00pm – 5.30pm

At MUDDLE we are all about our young students’ clay experience being fun, informative, creative and technique-focussed.

At the start of their MUDDLE term, kids are introduced to a number of basic techniques from which they build on to create their chosen series of works. As the student gains confidence in their chosen technique more independence can sometimes be introduced if they are demonstrating the skills and aptitude required to work on their own projects, should they choose to do so.

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 the kids need.


TUTOR: Angela Reiher

Angela is an artist and qualified teacher. She has over 30 years of experience teaching both Primary & Secondary students in the areas of Arts, Humanities and Environmental Science. She has experience working with clay both teaching and personal interest. Angela holds a current Working with Vulnerable People / Child Related Activity card.

‘I love working with young people helping them explore creativity and expression and make some really cool things out of clay at the same time!’



All of our current workshops, Clay Play Days and Muddy Good Fun sessions are listed below.

To find out when more are announced please sign up to our newsletter at the bottom of the page (no emails please).

There is not a waiting list for Clay Play Days or Muddy Good Fun sessions, if we get a cancellation and tickets become available we put up a post on social media.

We’re sorry but we are unable to offer Gift Vouchers.




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

Exhibitions and Special Events

Follow us on social media and sign up to our newsletter to be the first to hear about our exhibitions and special events!


Frequently Asked Questions

I SEE THAT YOUR WORKSHOPS ARE ALL SOLD OUT, CAN YOU FIT ANYMORE PEOPLE IN? No, unfortunately if it says that it is sold out on the website, it is indeed sold out & we can’t fit any more people in, we’re sorry.

ARE YOU RUNNING ANY MORE WORKSHOPS (e.g. Clay Play Day or Muddy Good Fun) SOON? Yes! There’s always more in the works. To find out when new dates get announced please sign up to our newsletter (please don’t email to ask – the newsletter is how we announce new workshop dates).

KILN HIRE / FIRING SERVICE: We get asked a lot if we offer a firing service, and unfortunately we don’t.The only place we know of in Hobart that has a kiln hire / firing service is Derwent Ceramics in Moonah.

CASUAL STUDIO HIRE: Unfortunately we are unable to offer casual or temporary studio hire.

POTTERY WHEEL HIRE: Our wheels are all in use for our classes, so we’re sorry but we are unable to offer any of our pottery wheels for hire. The same goes for all of our other equipment & tools.

GIFT VOUCHERS: We don’t have Gift Vouchers available to purchase, we’re sorry.

ARE YOU GUYS REALLY AMAZING BUT AT MAXIMUM CAPACITY? Yep, we sure are! We are SO grateful for how much we are loved by our incredible community, and we’re overwhelmed by how many more people want to join us. We were hit very hard by COVID shutdowns & restrictions so the gratefulness that we have a bustling & busy business is real. But…we are only two people trying to wrangle this muddy madness, and we can only fit so many people & pots in the studio, and we very much are busting at the seams. We appreciate your understanding as we try and balance answering all your enquiries with managing a very busy production studio + teaching space.

We gratefully live and work on the beautiful unceded land of the Moomairemener people. We pay our respect to elders past, present and future. Always was, always will be Aborigianl land.

Important Notice for Students:

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