Carved Bells with Sally from Deep Earth Ceramics


Join local Walyalup (Fremantle) ceramicist Sally Smith from Deep Earth Ceramics and learn all about the fun and meditative craft of slab building, creating your own carved bell. Starting with a slab piece you'll build your bell around a mould to achieve the organic bell shape. You'll have the opportunity to customise your bell by adding your own unique carving marks, making the piece one of a kind. A technique Sally will guide you through step by step. This dark stoneware bell is perfect to hang in your garden, patio, or veranda, anywhere you get a nice gentle breeze.

In this hands-on workshop you'll have time to make 1 hanging bell chime (approximately 11cm high x 12cm wide), along with all its components. Once fired, Sally will construct your carved bell ready for collection. 

All tools, materials and light morning tea will be provided. There are no previous skills required, simply bring your authentic self. Participants are welcome to bring along their own aprons or borrow one of ours.


  • Time in our warehouse with an incredible local artist
  • A functional art piece made by your own hands
  • Tea and cake from our cafe to enjoy while you are crafting
  • The skills to continue at home

Important details

Your piece will be glazed and fired at Sally's studio. Cost included in your ticket. A huge amount of care is exercised when finishing off your precious hand-made items. Please note that clay is unpredictable and on rare occasions, items break in the kiln. This is all a natural part of the fun of perfecting your craft.

Works will be available within ~5-6 weeks of the class date from the Stackwood store. You will be contacted when they are ready to pick up.

Please note: We can hold your artworks for a period of 4 months from the date of your workshop. After this time, any unclaimed pieces will unfortunately be discarded.
We kindly ask that you collect your artwork promptly!

About Sally

Sally Smith discovered clay when she was just 5 years old. Since that day she has travelled many creative paths and all have brought her back to her first love; clay as a vehicle for expression. From her Stackwood studio, Sally creates unique pieces with emotional authenticity, preferring essential beauty over conventional perfection. Most importantly her work is made with love and designed for use each and every day.

Terms and Conditions

Please note this class requires a minimum of 6 attendees in order to run. All ticket sales are final, non-refundable and dates are non-transferable. If you are unable to make your date you are able to send someone else in your place. You can find more details in our Terms and Conditions.

Photos by Louise Coghill.

Workshops at Stackwood

Meet new people + practice presence while learning a valuable craft or skill.

Curated workshops are held in our beautiful, light-filled hall, and
range from gardening knowhow to pottery, wood carving to cooking. Enjoy learning new — or indeed old — skills, and leave with a lovely object of your own making.