June Johnstone                       Tess Brady                     


The Clunes Pottery

Established 2008

June Johnstone and Tess Brady

The Pottery embraces the goldfield’s landscape and uses local ochres and materials. Each piece is individually handcrafted.

Most of our work is functional ware for either the table or the oven. We mix clays, sometimes using local ochres, and  also make the glazes from raw materials,  often using ash from our fireplaces. We use a variety of making techniques which incorporate hand building and wheel formation. Each piece is unique.

We use nontoxic materials and our pots are food-safe.

Once a year we hold an open studio and sale. The next sale will be in December 2018. Contact us at clunes.pottery@gmail.com or Tess at tess@tessbrady.com.au for further information.

Examples of our work can be found throughout the year at Red Door Gallery on Fraser St, Clunes who represent us.

Studio News


Ten years!

Other News

Jan-Feb. We have begun the year making ceramic buttons for our quilting friends.

Sale, 9 December 2017.  (Photo: some of the goods on sale) Once again we sold just about everything which was fortunate as we planned a radical reshuffle of the studio space.  I think we’ve made the space work better for us now.

New shelving has increased out storage markedly.




Fragile and Frivolous (2017)

We had a very successful exhibition 30 Sept – 15 Oct 2017

The Warehouse, Fraser St, Clunes.

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Our studio was written up in the June RACV magazine, 2014. You can read the article here

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of ANZAC (24 April 2015) we made a series of red ceramic poppies for the RSL. There were 42 poppies, one for each name on the Clunes cenotaph.

The poppies are hand formed and hand painted.

Before firing


After firing and colour









In 2014 we were commissioned by the local bistro, Lucky Strike, to make 30 mulled wine cups and two jugs.


The making

The product

The product








We are often asked if we run classes, sadly we do not.