Inspired by Nature

Naturemuse Ceramics is a privately owned, ecologically sustainable studio nestled into the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, offering you beautiful functional handmade ceramics, collectors pieces and inspiring artists 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 and nourish are our principles, as we share our passion for the earth, supportive community and the wholesome food that is available to us on here on the Sunshine Coast. Allowing you the time and space to build reverence for the here and now.

Nurture Yourself

As you take your own journey with creativity there are truly no mistakes, just things to take notice of as you sit back and play, learn new skills and immerse your hands in clay. We hold space for you while you let go of your daily demands and drop into the present moment. 

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 practice. 

And by way of donations, we support our local Headspace Centre to continue to offer support to young people in our community. Visit our online store to explore our Nurture Yourself Collection.

Meet the Artist

Fiona Cuthbert O’Meara is a contemporary ceramicist and sculptor. Her unique 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. Believing in the innate power of story-telling and the healing power of being present with nature, and the positive effect it has on our emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing, Fiona’s exhibition works and collector’s pieces always embody a deeply personal narrative.

Current creative works consist of surrealist figurative sculpture, organic ceramic vessels and found object installations. Each artwork has been intuitively crafted while exploring an authentic response to the complexity of human relationships and often the naturalistic processes of the earth itself.

Collectors Pieces

Fiona exhibits her work in galleries and spaces throughout the Sunshine Coast. Her latest collection  from the recent exhibition CULTIVATE explores the natural environment and its precious resources, as she delves deeply into what it is to be human at this very complex time on earth. Our relationships really do begin with ourselves and the way we respond to the earth beneath our feet.

A deep reverence for life drawn from the natural world highlights the source of inner peace and calm which can arise from the practice of loving self-reflection.

Our Workshops

Now teaching from her private studio on the Sunshine Coast, Fiona Cuthbert O’Meara stretches her practice across many ceramic disciplines including wheel throwing, hand building, sculpture, and glaze formulation. She has just built an Anagama kiln on the land at her Doonan studio.

Fiona delivers regular workshops with a focus on authentic artistic expression for a range of skill levels, specialising in mindfulness practices and a connection to the earth. Suitable for beginners, you will be surprised how working with soft, malleable clay effects your overall feeling of well-being, self-esteem and resilience, as you try your hand at a whole new skill set.

Recent Blog Posts

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.

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.