south of the river potters' club

South of the River Potters' Club is an enthusiastic group of potters who gather each Wednesday at Atwell House on Canning Highway in Alfred Cove. Atwell House is the home of the Melville Community Arts Association with which the South of the River Potters' Club is affiliated.

The club brings together potters for social contact and the exchange of ideas and technical information. In the grounds of Atwell house we have a work shed with pottery equipment and a kiln room with two electric kilns. Members of the club have full access to these. We also have a slab roller and wheels. The Potters' Club also has a comprehensive library of pottery reference books for members to borrow. The Melville Arts Association has a gift shop at Atwell House which sells crafts produced by members.

Apart from the Wednesday meetings, the club regularly participates in community events such as the Craft and Quilt Show at the showgrounds, Rotary Fairs and visits to prominent Perth potters. A raku firing is an annual event. (See photos of some of our activities )

Pottery classes for beginners are conducted by one of our members in the Club facilities at Atwell House and include hand building, wheel work and glazing. Contact

Interested in becoming a member of the South of the River Potters' Club?

New members are most welcome!

Membership of the South of the River Potters' club includes full membership of the
Melville Community Arts Association with access to their facilities including a comprehensive arts library and exhibition facilities as well as reduced rates for their art classes. Membership also includes group membership of the Ceramics Arts Association of WA.

Members have 24 hour access to the workroom and kiln room.


Contact us:

Drop in to Atwell House (cnr. North Lake Road and Canning Highway) on any Wednesday morning between 10.00 and 1.00 and you will find Club members at work.

Telephone one of our members on 
9332 8397-------------
Telephone Atwell House 9330 2800

Membership requirements:

A moderate degree of competency in potting (not necessarily wheel work)

Ability to work independantly on club equipment including kilns

An enthusiasm to join other potters regularly for a chat and for the exchange of ideas and techniques

Back to Atwell House website

Links -
Ceramics Arts Association of Western Australia
Potters Online