Community Projects

Since 2015 I have been involved in art projects with Alzhiemers Australia.


My involvement in Ceramics in particular extends further than my own studio practice. I recognise the joy, satisfaction and relaxation that being immersed in clay can bring.

The Cuppatea Project

To this end I have developed a 3 session pottery project that I have taken to various Health Centres, Aged Care Centres and Community Houses. Called The Cuppatea Project, it has seen the making of 100’s of wonderful decorative cups made by people from all around Tasmania, most of whom have never touched clay before. If you or your organisation wish to look into the possibility of me taking this to your place please contact me.

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Since I began the Cuppatea Project I have continued my teaching in various aged care and health care centres with smaller workshops involving the making and decorating of bowls in one session. This makes the project more affordable for groups. For further information contact me through this website.



The Time to be Creative Network

Have a look at the Time to be Creative Network. This group is evolving in the Tasmanian arts and health community, under the guidance of Jacquie Maginnis, the Arts and Health and Wellbeing Coordinator. The following is from her email of 7 June 2012. In 2014 this network still continues, and Jacquie provides regular updates.

Time to be Creative Network (TBC)  is an informal network of community based organisations and individuals, artists and creative people who have come together to promote the value of creativity to the lives of individuals and communities in Tasmania,  benefits of being part of the network include:

  • being connected to others who value creativity for itself and also for its capacity to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and  transform our communities
  • receive invitations to learning opportunities about arts health and wellbeing
  • find out about possible sources of funding and partnerships
  • share your knowledge with and learn from others and
  • be part of the exciting development of the national arts in health policy

Interest in this network please contact:

Jacquie Maginnis

Health Promotion Coordinator (Arts Health and Wellbeing)
Level 2 Commonwealth Bank Building
81 Elizabeth Street

Postal Address- GPO Box 125 Hobart TAS 7001


phone 62 33 6924  Mob 0409 795 138, Fax 62 336926

Tasmanian Ceramics Association Workshops

As  the past Workshop Officer for the Tasmanian Ceramics Association Inc I have facilitated the following:

  • July 2012 tour and talk by bronze sculptor Stephen Walker, viewing his exhibition in the Cat and Fiddle Arcade, Hobart.
  • Opening of Tasmanian Ceramics Association Annual Exhibition by Grace Cochrane, former curator of the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, and revered writer about Craft in Australia
  • An ART FORUM at the University of Tasmania with Grace Cochrane
  • A talk with Barbara Cauvin in the Sidespace Gallery during her exhibition
  • A workshop by Sandy Brown, artist, ceramicist and sculptor from U.K.  on 17th and 18th November, 2012.

For further information on these workshops  see the TCA website.

The 2015 workshop programme is being organised by the TCA committee.


MIGRANT RESOURCE CENTRE WORKSHOPS : I have both facilitated a pottery workshop, volunteered as a mosaic workshop helper, and more recentlt taken a wonderful felting workshop.

What colourful and warm results!!

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