ABOUT

WELCOME TO STONE STUDIO

Thanks for stopping by.

WHO WE ARE

We are a community pottery studio and coffee bar located in the Northern Rivers of NSW. We offer ceramic courses and studio access for those of any skill level looking to learn, create and connect.

OUR MISSION

Here at Stone Studio, it is our mission to share the incredible medium of clay with others. We aim to share the joy of ceramics in a welcoming, encouraging and supportive environment that encourages creativity and fosters community.

Hi, I’m Jennifer.

I’ll never forget the first time I touched clay.

I had always wanted to try pottery. I’m pretty sure the seed was first planted when I eight years old. My mum signed my best friend and I up for a week-long pottery summer camp. I can actually still picture the class room, and I can remember how excited I was when the teacher handed me my very own pottery tool set. Now that I think of it, I’m pretty sure my dad still has the mug that I made him.

But it wasn’t until later in my life that I finally mustered up the courage to have another go.

I had just graduated from university and moved to California with my partner. To be completely honest, I was going through a pretty rough time. I was struggling with anxiety, isolation and low self-esteem.

It felt like an eternity that I had been searching for something that gave me purpose, confidence and a sense of community. Maybe you can relate? Maybe you’re still searching?

Then one day, I stumbled upon an ad on Groupon for an introductory course in ceramics at a local pottery studio and before I knew it, I had purchased the course. But, it took me nearly six months before I finally booked into my first lesson. I was so worried that I wouldn’t be any good at it, or that I wouldn’t fit in. Little did I know that stepping into that studio would completely change my life.

I found myself at the studio two, three, four times a week. After work, on the weekends. You could pretty much find me there all the time. And with time, I started to get the hang of it, and I also started to find my feet again. I was surrounded by a welcoming, friendly, creative, encouraging and supportive community.

Eventually, I started helping out at the studio, and within a year of stepping in to that studio for the first time I was teaching.

The joy that I felt when I taught that first class was unlike any feeling I had ever experienced before. 

This medium grounds you, gives you purpose, confidence and a sense of community, and there really isn’t anything quite like it.

That’s why I get up every morning. That’s why I do this. To share the same experience that I had with others.

So I invite you to stop by the studio, grab a coffee, say hello and let’s chat. Who knows, maybe it’s exactly what you’ve been searching for too.

Jennifer
Founder, Stone Studio

MEET THE TEAM



TEACHER

JENNIFER

With nearly ten years under her belt, Jennifer is incredibly passionate about ceramics, particularily wheel throwing.



HEAD BARISTA

TOBY

A seasoned student of good ol’ fashion hospitality, you won’t need to worry about being served an ordinary coffee or wine at the studio thanks to Toby.



STUDIO HAND

ZALI

As a local artist, potter and photographer, Zali's love for creativity is infectious.



BARISTA

SUMMER

A breath of fresh air, you can find Summer slinging coffees at the studio every Tuesday / Wednesday.



SHOP DOG

SCOUT

Behaves best when there are treats involved.

THE STUDIO

Nestled in the heart of Kingscliff, NSW our light-filled studio space is outfitted with:

  • Six Pottery Wheels
  • Large Hand Building Table
  • Clay Extruder
  • Pugmill
  • Large Electric Kiln
  • In-house Studio Glazes
  • Tools

We also offer several different Australian clay bodies to choose from, including Keanes Mid Fire 33, Keanes Mid Fire 6,  Keanes White Raku, Clayworks Chris's Dark & Light Speckle, Feeneys HB and Feeneys Dark Stoneware.


THE CAFE

Whether you’re looking for your morning Cup of Joe before work, or looking to take a break from the studio,  we’ve got you covered.

COFFEE

Our cafe proudly serves Therefore Coffee, Mayde Tea and Prana Chai.

FOOD

We offer a variety of locally sourced baked goods, delivered daily (including the most delicious Mandarin & Macadamia cake you'll ever try), as well as a variety of gourmet sandwiches.


THE STORE

We are proud to offer a selection of local, handmade ceramics and homewares along with select pottery supplies and clay. (Coming Soon)



COURSES

4-WEEK INTRO TO HAND BUILDING COURSE

Join us once a week for four weeks as we introduce you to the world of ceramics and teach you the fundamentals of hand-building.

QUESTIONS?

If you have questions about the studio, classes, courses or memberships, feel free to reach out. We would love to hear from you.

JOIN OUR TEAM

Are you a coffee or a ceramics lover? If so, we would love to hear from you. Send us through a short bio and your resume and we’ll get back to you right away.