Inspired by Nature

Naturemuse Ceramics is a privately owned, ecologically considerate studio nestled into the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, offering you personalised functional ceramics, hand made collectors pieces and inspiring artist led workshops.

In our much-loved studio, time stands still as you are free to re-explore the natural world around you, get your hands dirty and redefine the way you think about life on the daily.

Nurture Yourself

At Naturemuse Ceramics we are passionate about helping you celebrate life through clay, mindfulness and creative self expression. You will be amazed at how much better resourced you feel to deal with the daily demands of busy life when you engage in a creative self care practice of any kind. 

Whether that be by simply getting your hands into clay and beginning your own making process, through eating, drinking or sharing meals with loved ones using beautiful organic hand crafted vessels or by activating your living spaces with unique sculptural pieces inspired by nature, here at Naturemuse Ceramics we support your journey. Visit our online store to explore our latest Collections.

Meet the Artist

Fiona Cuthbert O’Meara is a contemporary ceramicist and interdisciplinary artist. Her unique ceramic practice is a fusion of the hand built and the wheel thrown, the functional and the sculptural as she explores her love of the organic through the exploration of clay, metal, textiles and installation.

Designed to bring the beauty of the wild outdoors into your home, her handcrafted functional ceramics and naturalistic vessels are sure to be much loved conversation pieces in your home.

Fiona is the director, teacher and artist in residence here at Naturemuse Ceramics and her own creative practice is multi-faceted. Her work is inspired by both earthly processes and ongoing connections between object, person, place and the art of “being”.

 

Recent Artworks

Fiona Cuthbert O’Meara’s most recent range of stunning rustic hand crafted Collectors Pieces will inspire and activate your living spaces. Drawing on the endless inspiration from the surrounding Sunshine Coast’s stunning coastline and hinterland, all pieces are one-off and unique and perfectly imperfect.

Known for her handcrafted coil thrown vessels which have been textured by natural found objects from our ocean shores, along with delicate sculptural vessels on timber bases filled with pooled crystal glazes, these are just some of the extraordinary objects from our latest collection.

Fiona exhibits her work in galleries and spaces throughout the Sunshine Coast. We invite you to visit our online store to view the current range of unique collectors pieces available now.

Our Workshops

Fiona delivers regular workshops with a focus on authentic artistic expression for a range of skill levels specialising in wheel throwing, hand building and ceramic glazing and offers many different firing modalities, including wood-firing in her recently built Anagama Kiln on her Doonan property at Naturemuse Ceramic Studio. 

With a focus on mindfulness practices and a connection to the earth and its precious resources, classes are suitable for beginners through to intermediate levels.

You will be surprised how working with soft, malleable clay effects your overall feelings of well-being, self-esteem and resilience as you try your hand at a whole new skill set. Just bring a little curiosity and a willingness to drop into the present moment and try something new!

Recent Blog Posts

Why hand building?

It can take you many years of practice to fine tune your wheel throwing skills but when you learn some simple hand building techniques, you will feel empowered to build

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Amazing Glaze

Amazing Glaze! Let’s face it, we all want to get the best results when we invest time and energy into any artwork or creative venture. The truth is with ceramics,

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Unlock Your Creativity

Unlock Your Creativity I hear so many people say “I’m not creative” or “I’m not artistic” as I watch them unravel some mini minor masterpiece with little thought or woe.

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Awards

In 2019, Fiona Cuthbert O’Meara was the recipient of the open ceramic award for “A Taste of Art”, at Noosa Regional Gallery for her work “Undergrowth.”

In the same year, Fiona was awarded the Geoffrey Walker Fellowship, where she travelled to the Penland School of Craft in North Carolina USA to study with world renowned ceramic artists and enhance her knowledge and skills in the craft of ceramics.

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Intermediate Ceramics & Wheel Throwing

Prerequisites required; Ceramic Glazing 101 & Wheel Throw workshop must be completed.

Commence anytime based on availability, however, there is a waiting list for this class. 

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Booking T&Cs

When you purchase a ticket, you acknowledge and agree that:

  • Cancellations made with more than 7 working days in advance of the event start date will receive a full refund. Cancellations made with less than 7 working days to the training start date will not be eligible for a refund of any kind. Class sizes are kept small to optimise your experience and we ask that you are clear about your dates please. Due to small class sizes and the specialised equipment required, we cannot offer make-up sessions if any classes are missed within your workshop timeframe.
  • You may transfer your registration to another one of our scheduled Workshops in the same calendar year (pending availability) any time before 7 working days of the event; you will not be entitled to a refund for the difference.

Next Steps

Once you’ve secured your spot, in addition to your tax receipt, you’ll receive an email from Fiona acknowledging your registration.

If you haven’t received the confirmation email within a couple of hours of your purchase, please check your junk mail.

Fiona will be in contact a week before classes start to provide you with instructions and what to bring.