Gary Hambleton has been making beautiful pottery since 1974 when he commenced his career with Courtland’s. Both Barry and Grenville Courtland were major influences, encouraging him to develop his own throwing technique and sharing many of the family’s secret skills garnered over 160 years.
He worked at Austware Pottery specialising in stoneware until 1985 and then took up a residency at the Old Cheese Factory in Balingup. He started his own pottery business – The
Old Stables Pottery in 1989 making unique stoneware pieces until 2004 when he decided to move to Nepal to learn how pots were made using primitive
In 2010 he returned to Western Australia where he’s the resident artist at Commonage Pottery. He specialises in high-temperature reduction firings (cone 11) with copper reds, Chun Ware and Jun glazes.
One of the South West’s most celebrated potters, known for his creativity, quality workmanship and pieces that are tough and durable.
Gary's Pottery Collection
An experienced Australian ceramic artist known for his stunning rutile blues and reds achieved through reduction firing. With over four decades of experience, Gary has worked in prestigious potteries, owned his own studio, and conducted workshops in India and Australia.