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Location: Launceston

Clay is a material that is split between decorative expression, technological triumphs and functional applications. Contemporary ceramic practice explores and exploits these intersections.

Sonja Brough (Ceramics)
Sonja Brough

From the simple, ancient gesture of shaping clay to contemporary experimental and interdisciplinary practice, the ceramics studio enables you to become part of an evolving tradition.

In this studio, students can develop strong technical skills in manipulating form and surface as they consider the functional and expressive potential of the objects they create. Students are encouraged to consider the interface between ceramics and digital imaging and fabrication technologies, as well as between bodies, sites and histories.

Current sessional staff: Sonja Brough

Technical Officer: Greg Murphy

If you would like to discuss your own practice or ambitions, contact our Ceramics studio to arrange a one-on-one consultation today.


Our extensive ceramics facilities include a kiln room, drying areas, glaze room and throwing wheels. Classes are based in a large flexible space for easy movement between demonstrations and discussions to individual work. Students are encouraged to use the studio space outside of class time in a friendly and sociable environment.

Study Ceramics

While the University of Tasmania is no longer taking applications for the previous fine are and design postgraduate offerings, we invite you to explore all postgraduate courses currently available across Art, Music and Theatre or Media.

The School of Creative Arts and Media welcomes qualified applicants to undertake a research degree with us in any of our areas of research strengths and interests.

Masters by Research
Doctorates (PhD)

To find out about application procedures, entry requirements, and scholarships, refer to College of Arts, Law and Education Research Degrees.