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Tuesday 23 July 2024

Clay Stoneware Package

Create with clay for your next team-building event, Christmas party or group celebration in Umbrella’s gallery space alongside local artist Baylee Griffin! Bond and celebrate together while learning the art of hand-building a functional stoneware vessel. Learn how to decorate your pieces by carving with tools and pressing textured items into the clay. Design a one-of-a-kind pottery item to keep or a unique hand-made gift! This workshop is suitable for beginners and finished work will be microwave and dishwasher safe. All materials and equipment, glazing and firing fees, and tea and coffee are included.

Umbrella is conveniently located within walking distance to most hotels and businesses in the Townsville CBD and near the Townsville Bus Hub. Events may be booked for evenings or weekend afternoons to guarantee privacy, while regular art workshops or classes may be booked in The Studio during the gallery’s regular opening hours (Tues-Fri 9am-5pm | Sat-Sun 9am-1pm), pending availability. Organisers and attendees must consider public access to the exhibitions on display (if during the gallery’s opening hours) and must ensure due care is taken around the artworks on display.

Umbrella’s Clay Stoneware Workshop for 2.5hrs includes:
– A creative environment with artworks on display (if the party / workshop is booked for an exhibition period)
– Trained facilitator to inspire and instruct
– All materials and equipment, glazing and firing fees, and tea and coffee
– Access to limited kitchenette (including fridge for food and drinks)
– Access to chairs and fold-up tables if requested
– Completed ceramic pieces to take home

The booking organisers are responsible for:
 BYO food & beverages
– Cups, glasses – anything else required for eating & drinking
– Decorations
– Music (this includes speakers)

Download the Clay Stoneware workshop flyer

Examples of speckled stoneware vessel handmade by student of Baylee Griffin, Samantha Jones. Photograph: Amanda Galea

Clay Stoneware Booking Enquiry

We suggest coming in 15-30 minutes prior if you need to set up decorations, food or music.
Please enter an approximate number or enter "TBC" if unsure.
E.g. Hens Party, Birthday, Work function, etc.
COVID Safe Visits

Umbrella asks that visitors adhere to social distancing, visitor logs, and other COVID Safe directives and procedures as directed.

More COVID Information

Open Hours

Tues - Fri: 9am-5pm

Sat - Sun: 9am-1pm

Gallery closed Mondays, public holidays and during exhibition install weeks.

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(07) 4772 7109

408 Flinders Street,
Gurambilbarra (Townsville),
Qld, 4810 Australia

PO Box 2394,
Gurambilbarra (Townsville),
Qld, 4810 Australia

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Acknowledgement of Country

Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts respectfully acknowledges the Wulgurukaba of Gurambilbarra and Yunbenun and the surrounding groups of our region - Bindal, Gugu Badhan, Nywaigi, Warrgamay, Bandjin and Gudjal - as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we gather, share and celebrate local creative practice. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the first people of Australia. They have never ceded sovereignty and remain strong in their enduring connection to land and Culture.

Umbrella is a Dealer Member of the Indigenous Art Code. This means we are committed to fair and ethical trade with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, and transparency in the promotion and sale of artwork. As a Dealer Member and signatory to the Code we must act fairly, honestly, professionally and in good conscience in all direct or indirect dealings with artists.


Umbrella is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy, and by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments. | Umbrella is supported by the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and receives funding from Creative Australia through the Australian Cultural Fund. | Townsville City Council is a funding partner of Umbrella's program.