A one of a kind class about clay.


Keane Ceramics is excited to be presenting our first online class about clay. Following the incredible feedback on our Making With Keane tour in 2023, we decided to offer this experience in an online format.

We’ve been making clay for over 40 years, and we’ve had a lot of questions about it. What defines an earthenware? What is vitrification? Which temperature should you fire to? There is a lot to consider when it comes to choosing the right clay for your project. We’re here to help!

Presented across 6 video modules by CEO Babette Keane and Operations Manager Maddyson Hatton, Making With Keane is designed to give you a fundamental understanding of clay. We won’t teach you how to sculpt or throw, but we will share with you our knowledge of the material, helping you make informed decisions in your creative practice.

Using Keane's wide range of clay bodies as examples, the class will take a deep dive into the properties of Earthenware, Mid Fire, Stoneware, Porcelain, Grogged and Paper clay.

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned maker, if you love clay, Making With Keane is for you!


Making With Keane delivers 6 streamable video modules designed in an easy to follow "pod-class" style, where both technical and visual examples are explored for each clay body.

Using Keane clays to demonstrate, these modules include detailed information on the unique characteristics of:

  1. Earthenware
  2. Mid Fire
  3. Stoneware
  4. Grogged Bodies
  5. Porcelain
  6. Paper Clay


A 40-page comprehensive ebook complements the video modules, detailing the fundamental properties, unique characteristics, firing temperatures, and glaze suitability of each clay body.

This ebook is designed as a downloadable reference guide for you to come back to whenever you need to retain or refresh the information.


What better way to learn about clay than while using it? Simply hook up your Bluetooth speaker or headphones while in the studio and play each module as an audio file for easy learning.


Making With Keane

Excerpt from the Earthenware module

What they say about MAKING WITH KEANE (live)
What they say about MAKING WITH KEANE (live)
I attended the Melbourne workshop and 2 hours flew by. The level of detail regarding each clay, complimented by samples of fired pieces was so logical and easy to understand. Maddy and Babette such good presenters.
— Jane Cann
What they say about MAKING WITH KEANE (live)
A highly Informative course. An absolute must for anyone with a passion for clay. Well done to Babette and Maddy. I’d love to know all that you know.
— Studio 2251 Bensville
What they say about MAKING WITH KEANE (live)
After 30 years of working within my true passion, today taught me so much and I can’t thank the wonderful Keane team enough.
— Starra Rose