Fried Mudd with Cathy Lawley

Fried Mudd
Gift Vouchers

Buy your loved one an experience that will last a lifetime.
Fried Mudd Gift Vouchers make the perfect gift and are valid for 12 months.

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Themed Workshops

Hens or frogmouths, fat ladies or special occasions …
FAT LADIES - 10th August
These themed workshops are suitable for beginners and experienced sculptors alike.
Gift vouchers available.

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A Taste of Clay

Experience time on the potter’s wheel or hand-building benches with this two hour workshop.
23th May
30th June
14th July
11th August
Gift vouchers available.
Private bookings by arrangement

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Shades of Clay

Have some fun and try something different – come along to a Shades of Clay three hour workshop for groups. Workshops are by arrangement.
Gift vouchers available.

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Mudpies Childrens Workshops

10th July
September Holidays (tba)
2 hours: of creative fun
Gift vouchers available.
Special parties on request.

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Find Your Inner Goddess Workshops

Come along and play in the mudd to create your own Goddess
14th September
The Goddess workshop is suitable for beginners and experienced sculptors alike.
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More than just Pottery Workshops...

Cathy is a warm and generous teacher, sharing what she has learned and offering her extensive expertise in raku methods with participants. Many people arrive at workshops feeling unsure and tentative or simply saying “I’m not creative – I don’t know where to start”. Cathy gently encourages them all to make a start - to get in touch with the clay, shape it, mould it and begin to give it a new life.

In many ways, she offers people a safe place to express themselves, and permission to let the child within play and have a bit of fun. Participant’s leave feeling thrilled, excited and exhilarated at their creations – made with their own hands and with creativity sparked from within themselves. They often go away able to tell a new story about themselves; “Actually, I can be creative.”

Cathy’s style and approach to familiarising people with clay and what it can do, simplifying the process and then letting them feel their way, produces the magical transitions that make these workshops such special events

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Plus have quick look at a few short videos of when the Good Morning Australia, Great South East and Queensland Weekender spent a day at the Fried Mudd studio...

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Fried Mudd Pottery Workshops

Fun in the Mudd

Weekend and One-Day Clay Workshops
Discover your creative side, relax and indulge in a fun and unique experience, turning mud into your very own masterpiece! Develop your creativity to produce a piece of art worthy of proud display.

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Shades of Clay and Couples Workshops

Shades of Clay

Hen’s Parties, Girls Weekend Escape, Couples Workshop
A fun and creative 4 hour workshop where you can experience time on the potter’s wheel, create a masterpiece and feel the clay as it oozes between your fingers – pure bliss!

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Mudpies Children's Pottery Workshops


Pottery Workshops for Children
Clay is a wonderful, fun tactile medium. When children are open to new ideas and experiences they can create anything in their lives. Mudpies Children's Workshops are available during school holidays and after school.

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Goddess Workshops

Goddess Workshops

One day workshops for women to connect with their Goddess within
Come alone and join the group or bring your friends and play in the mudd with Cathy to create your own Goddess; it could be a goddess of love, hope, or prosperity, you decide.

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Inspiration gives us energy to create. In creating we transform our lives.
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My passion is to inspire others to search for their beauty and creativity within. It is inspiration that gives us energy to create, and it is in creating that we transform lives.
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It’s all about the firing

Have you ever wondered about what happens to your creations after you leave the workshop? Their journey has just begun … Your pieces are photographed (often with you in the frame ) and the...

Making Marks in mudd Exhibition

My first solo exhibition, “Making Marks in Mudd”, held at the Old Ambulance Station Gallery, Nambour was a huge success. I was so pleased with the pieces I had made, and the reviews I...

Clay Gulgong – the Mansfield Farm

The Gulgong International Clay Festival culminates in the firing of a sculpture that has been in the making the entire conference week. The location of this sculpture, the creation of which is...

As seen on the Great South EastLiz Cantor from Channel 7′s Great South East spent a day at the Fried Mudd studio in a Shades of Clay workshop. Click the video below to see what went to air on Channel 7′s The Great South East…

as-seen-on-qld-weekenderBridget Adams from Channel 7′s Queensland Weekender spent a day at the Fried Mudd studio in a Fried Mudd workshop. Click the video below to see what went to air on Channel 7′s Queensland Weekender…

Workshop Calendar

Frogs, Frogs and More Frogs29-06-20199:30 - 15:000$135.00
Taste of Clay 30th June30-06-201910:00 - 12:000$90.00
Kookaburras & Frogmouths Midweek03-07-20199:30 - 15:002$135.00
Mudpies July10-07-201910:00 - 12:0013$55.00
Special Guinea Fowl Workshop13-07-20199:30 - 12:300$135.00
Taste of Clay 14th July14-07-201910:00 - 12:000$90.00
Fat Ladies10-08-20199:30 - 15:0011$135.00
Taste of Clay 11th August11-08-201910:00 - 12:001$90.00
Inner Goddess14-09-20199:30 - 15:0011$135.00
Taste of Clay 15th September15-09-201910:00 - 12:006$90.00