Welcome to Ceramic Arts Queensland

Ceramic Arts Queensland is a not-for-profit organisation that was formed in Brisbane in 1968. We foster an inclusive and unified ceramic art community in Queensland and Northern New South Wales.

Our mission is to elevate, celebrate and stimulate the ceramic arts in all sectors of society.

Become a member for regular updates on ceramic arts in Queensland, discounts on our workshops, and free entry into our annual member exhibition.

The new CAQ Board at Clay Chat #1: Getting to know Your Kiln at Brisbane Institute of Art 13 March 2022 (absent: Paul Sterberg)

Workshops, Exhibitions & Opportunities

We provide a calendar of workshops, exhibitions, residencies, grant opportunities and other ceramic events. These listings are mainly located in Queensland and northern NSW, but will include national and international ceramic events of interest.

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Read our Blog Posts
photo of Nicolette Johnson's ceramic work
Mar 18 2022
CAQ’s permanent collection – sneak peak
Part of CAQ’s role is to acquire significant works from Queensland ceramic artists for a curated Permanent Collection. This collection now comprises over 200 works by ceramic artists who are of regional, national and international significance. We...
The Siliceous Award
Oct 20 2021
2021 Siliceous Award e-catalogue
e-catalogue Ceramic Arts Queensland is pleased to publish this e-catalogue of the 84 finalists' work from the 2021 Siliceous Award for Ceramic Excellence. Please feel free to download and share the link to your clients, galleries, friends and...
A Selection from our Member Gallery

Queensland has a long history of producing world-class potters and ceramic artists. That tradition lives on today with many of Australia’s most innovative clay-workers living and working in the Sunshine state.

There are strong centers of excellence on the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, the central Brisbane areas and in the regional areas of the vast state of Queensland.

Many of the members of Ceramic Arts Queensland mount critically acclaimed exhibitions throughout Australia and internationally every year. The member gallery showcases the portfolios of some of our members.

Most of these artists have their own websites or galleries where their work can be purchased either online or in person at their studios or galleries.

About CAQ
About CAQ

Still curious to know more about the origins of Ceramic Arts Queensland? Click here to read about our history and mission statement.

Pictured piece: Ann O’Connor, CAQ Member’s Show 2020

Glazy
Glazy

Click here to access an online community of potters that generously share, refine, and troubleshoot glaze recipes for all firing conditions.

Pictured piece: Robert Cullen, CAQ Member’s Show 2020

Shrinkage Calculator
Shrinkage Calculator

Click here to access our shrinkage calculator to help you determine the correct measurements of your clay so that your finished pieces are the right size.

Pictured piece: Bill Powell, CAQ Member’s Show 2020