Private Workshops

Christmas Functions, Hen's Parties, Team Building, Surprise Birthdays, Reunions - whatever the reason, get your group together and roll-your-own workshop.
You can look forward to a few hours of laughs and bonding and just being creative together. We promise you’ll have some great fun.

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Themed Workshops

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

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Taste of Clay

Experience time on the potter’s wheel or hand-building benches with these two hour workshops.
Gift vouchers available.
Private bookings by arrangement

Taste of Clay Try your Hand

Shades of Clay

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

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Inner Goddess Workshops

Discover your inner goddess
in this workshop you will create your own goddess in clay Gift vouchers available.
Private groups on request.

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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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Workshop Calendar

Hens Day Out26-02-202210:00 - 15:000$200.00
Hens Day Out27-02-202210:00 - 15:005$200.00
Goddess Midweek09-03-202210:00 - 15:000$220.00
Inner Goddess12-03-202210:00 - 15:005$220.00
Kookaburras Midweek16-03-202210:00 - 15:003$220.00
Fat Ladies26-03-202210:00 - 15:007$220.00
Frogs, Frogs & More Frogs30-03-202210:00 - 15:004$220.00
Bathing Beauties02-04-202210:00 - 15:003$220.00

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

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 3 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 only available during some school holidays.

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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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Liz Cantor from the Great South East

Liz Cantor from Channel 7′s Great South East spent a day at the Fried Mudd studio in a Shades of Clay workshop.

Steve Jacobs from Channel 9

Steve Jacobs from Channel Nine’s Weekend Today show took a pottery class at Cathy Lawley’s Fried Mudd Studio and Gallery in Maleny.

Gardening on the Edge

Channel 7 came to the Fried Mudd studio in Maleny to film a segment for Gardening on the Edge.

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…