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Ceramic Arts Association of Western Australia (CAAWA) was established in 1993.

It is a not-for-profit organisation run by members aiming to promote all aspects of hand made pottery and ceramic sculpture to the ceramic community.


With over 120 members based across Western Australia our aim is to promote, among practitioners and non-practitioners, the production and appreciation of ceramics and to act as an umbrella group to represent their interests. We want to raise the profile of clay within the community - culturally, educationally, politically and socially.


We encourage the sharing of ideas, activities and information pertaining to ceramics and want to help develop strategies and structure for their implementation.


With the recent revival and new contemporary interest for ceramics there are many local emerging potters who we would love to promote and facilitate the marketing of their work, along with education and encourage balanced, critical evaluation and writing concerning ceramics.


With Perth hosting the next Triennale in 2025 this is an exciting time for WA to liaise with other Australian and international ceramic associations in order to develop a comprehensive vision.

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Mission Statement

To develop a community that nurtures understanding, practice and passion for the ceramic arts

Our Vision
To make Western Australia a vibrant global centre for the ceramic arts
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