Centered Ceramics - Umina

Centered Ceramics - Umina Centered Ceramics is a pottery school, cafe and shop based in Umina on the NSW Central Coast. We offer classes on the wheel and hand building, kids and adults parties, corporate team building and Friday night wine and clay nights.

Temporarily closed

We've started classes up again! So great to have people coming through the studio again! Terms are almost all sold out, ...
20/10/2021
8 week Term Intermediate & Advanced Wheel Classes - Centered Ceramics

We've started classes up again! So great to have people coming through the studio again! Terms are almost all sold out, with a few spots left.

One such class is the Thursday 6:30pm wheel class. This one is for people who have learnt the basic first steps on the wheel and ready to learn more!

The class starts this Thursday, so don't be shy and reach out if you have any questions.

This 8 week x 3 hour term runs with the school terms. These classes are taught by potting professionals and are suited to potters that have already learnt the basics. Please don’t sign up to this class if you haven’t tried the wheel before. You’ll find the 8 Week Beginners Wheel term much more...

Cafe is open! Drop in to say hi 😊Mon-Sat 8am-1pm
14/10/2021

Cafe is open! Drop in to say hi 😊

Mon-Sat 8am-1pm

Cafe is open! Drop in to say hi 😊

Mon-Sat 8am-1pm

If you booked into a course before the lockdown and aren't sure when your class is starting, log into the customer area ...
07/10/2021
Workshops - Centered Ceramics

If you booked into a course before the lockdown and aren't sure when your class is starting, log into the customer area with your login and password with the link below.

If that isn't working for you, feel free to message us and we can help you out ☺️

Leave no potter behind!!

Centered Ceramics, on the NSW Central Coast, offers a whole range of workshops and term based pottery classes to satisfy your urge to play with clay..

Pottery classes are starting up again! 🥳8 Week Term classes are starting on the week of the 18th and 28th October. If yo...
07/10/2021
8 week Term Beginners Wheel - Centered Ceramics

Pottery classes are starting up again! 🥳

8 Week Term classes are starting on the week of the 18th and 28th October. If you want to get in on a term class there are still lots of options for Hand Building and the Wheel.

The two hour classes will teach you the necessary skills to start on the wheel. Wedging, centering, creating vessels and turning. The focus is on technique and creating different shapes. It is structured in 2x 4 week blocks:

Looking for something to do during lockdown?Mud at Home Pottery Kits are now available for purchasing on the website!The...
25/08/2021
Mud at Home Clay Kit - Centered Ceramics

Looking for something to do during lockdown?

Mud at Home Pottery Kits are now available for purchasing on the website!
The kits contain all you need to create 2-6 pieces of pottery. Make your own cups, mugs, vases or even a sculptural piece. Once you're finished, drop your pieces back at the Umina studio and we'll glaze and fire them for you.

We also accept Creative Kids Vouchers!

Mud at Home brings the joy of a Centered Ceramics pottery workshop, to your home.

By popular demand, we have put together some take home clay kits!We call them Mud at Home and come with everything you n...
04/08/2021

By popular demand, we have put together some take home clay kits!

We call them Mud at Home and come with everything you need to hold your own pottery session at home for 2 people.

If you would like a kit send us a message or call the shop. We will pop your name on it and put it aside. Currently we are only taking payment by eftpos on pickup and we will be open 9:30-3:30 Monday to Friday for collection.

Also accepting Creative Kids Vouchers on these if you have a keen child! Bring your voucher in when picking up.

To all the potters booked into a term class this term..With no real clear date of when we can open up again, we’ve decid...
02/08/2021

To all the potters booked into a term class this term..

With no real clear date of when we can open up again, we’ve decided to cancel this term and rollover everyone’s spots into the next term. This will all be automatic and you'll be on the same day/time as you booked this term. You'll receive an email letting you know which week you'll be starting. If you’d like a refund instead, reach out asap and we’ll make it so 😊

Looking forward to having you all in the studio again! We’ve got a new courtyard we’d like to show off..

To all the potters booked into a term class this term..

With no real clear date of when we can open up again, we’ve decided to cancel this term and rollover everyone’s spots into the next term. This will all be automatic and you'll be on the same day/time as you booked this term. You'll receive an email letting you know which week you'll be starting. If you’d like a refund instead, reach out asap and we’ll make it so 😊

Looking forward to having you all in the studio again! We’ve got a new courtyard we’d like to show off..

So, we've decided to close the cafe until the lockdown is over. A BIG thanks to everyone that continued to support us th...
29/07/2021

So, we've decided to close the cafe until the lockdown is over. A BIG thanks to everyone that continued to support us this past month!

Stay tuned for updates, and take care 🥰

So, we've decided to close the cafe until the lockdown is over. A BIG thanks to everyone that continued to support us this past month!

Stay tuned for updates, and take care 🥰

A plethora of naked ladies..These are from our live model workshop from before the lockdown 🥰
19/07/2021

A plethora of naked ladies..
These are from our live model workshop from before the lockdown 🥰

A plethora of naked ladies..
These are from our live model workshop from before the lockdown 🥰

💜 We totally understand that during this stay-at- home time we need all the comforts we can get, so we're making all of ...
19/07/2021

💜 We totally understand that during this stay-at- home time we need all the comforts we can get, so we're making all of our quality wholefood favourites from our cafe available for you.

Our vegan, gluten free, AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS banana bread is available by the loaf - all we need is a call the day before pick-up.

Bags of house-made cookies bliss balls are packed up and ready for you, and of course the essential coffee beans, chai, and milks for the neccesary work-from-home (or home schooling!) comfort.

It's basically a great big culinary hug, from us to you!

Give us a call on 4346 4459 to pre-order, or drop in and pick up a coffee while you're here - just remember your mask and to sign in.

Sending a bunch of love from us here. xx

Hello Potters! A quick lockdown update for students that have signed up for term classes (Hand Building and Wheel).We've...
12/07/2021

Hello Potters! A quick lockdown update for students that have signed up for term classes (Hand Building and Wheel).

We've pushed back all term classes one week. If the lockdown continues we'll need to keep pushing it back. Have a look on the website page for your course to see what date your class is starting now.
If it ends up we can't fit 8 weeks of classes in before the next school holidays, we're happy to refund for those cancelled sessions.

Hello Potters! A quick lockdown update for students that have signed up for term classes (Hand Building and Wheel).

We've pushed back all term classes one week. If the lockdown continues we'll need to keep pushing it back. Have a look on the website page for your course to see what date your class is starting now.
If it ends up we can't fit 8 weeks of classes in before the next school holidays, we're happy to refund for those cancelled sessions.

Another week of lockdown, with some tougher restrictions in place, means we are missing the company of our beautiful pot...
09/07/2021

Another week of lockdown, with some tougher restrictions in place, means we are missing the company of our beautiful potters, customers, and students more than ever.

We wanted to give some thanks, and a whole bunch of love, to you all for the support we have been given. We love you dropping in for coffee, picking up some lunch, sharing about us on social media, or just being the amazing customers you all are.

Under these masks are some very heartfelt smiles, we promise!

The café remains open from 8 - 2, and you are welcome to pick up any pieces you have been notified about during this time also.

Please remember to check in with the app each time, and to keep your masks on too.

We love you, stay safe!

Another week of lockdown, with some tougher restrictions in place, means we are missing the company of our beautiful potters, customers, and students more than ever.

We wanted to give some thanks, and a whole bunch of love, to you all for the support we have been given. We love you dropping in for coffee, picking up some lunch, sharing about us on social media, or just being the amazing customers you all are.

Under these masks are some very heartfelt smiles, we promise!

The café remains open from 8 - 2, and you are welcome to pick up any pieces you have been notified about during this time also.

Please remember to check in with the app each time, and to keep your masks on too.

We love you, stay safe!

We know you love our cookies, so we've gone ahead and packaged them up for you to take home. You can pick up a bag of ou...
30/06/2021

We know you love our cookies, so we've gone ahead and packaged them up for you to take home.

You can pick up a bag of our AMAZING (if we can say so ourselves) chocolate cardamom, or strawberry macadamia cookies between 8am and 2pm each day.

As always, they are vegan friendly, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, but full of deliciousness!

We know you love our cookies, so we've gone ahead and packaged them up for you to take home.

You can pick up a bag of our AMAZING (if we can say so ourselves) chocolate cardamom, or strawberry macadamia cookies between 8am and 2pm each day.

As always, they are vegan friendly, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, but full of deliciousness!

26/06/2021

Soooo, we're going into full lockdown. Therefore we'll have to cancel all holiday workshops until the 9th July. Heartbroken, but it needs to be done.

Of course everyone will be refunded, either cash or studio credit. I'll contact everyone individually over the next few days.

At this stage the cafe will remain OPEN for your essential coffee needs.

Stay safe everyone and we'll see you all once we're through this.. ❤️❤️

Masks are on in the cafe and studio today, as per current regulations. Please remember to check-in using the app if you ...
23/06/2021

Masks are on in the cafe and studio today, as per current regulations. Please remember to check-in using the app if you are dining in or using the studio space.

We are all adhering to the current covid rules and restrictions, and will do our best to take care of you all.

Stay safe friends. x

Masks are on in the cafe and studio today, as per current regulations. Please remember to check-in using the app if you are dining in or using the studio space.

We are all adhering to the current covid rules and restrictions, and will do our best to take care of you all.

Stay safe friends. x

Our hours are reducing a little through winter, we'll now be opening at 8am - but to make up for it we're officially add...
21/06/2021

Our hours are reducing a little through winter, we'll now be opening at 8am - but to make up for it we're officially adding some amazing soups to the menu.

This week is Smokey Sweet Potato - deliciously creamy but still dairy free. It has magical warming powers to get us through!

Our soups are served with beautiful single-source sourdough bread, and you can add vegan sour cream or cheese if you wish (or go for the full strength versions).

🔥🔥

Our hours are reducing a little through winter, we'll now be opening at 8am - but to make up for it we're officially adding some amazing soups to the menu.

This week is Smokey Sweet Potato - deliciously creamy but still dairy free. It has magical warming powers to get us through!

Our soups are served with beautiful single-source sourdough bread, and you can add vegan sour cream or cheese if you wish (or go for the full strength versions).

🔥🔥

Some beautiful pieces coming out the kiln today! These are from the hand building term students. Looking forward to seei...
18/06/2021

Some beautiful pieces coming out the kiln today! These are from the hand building term students. Looking forward to seeing them glazed!

(Still spaces available in the Tue night term starting mid July)..

The children are making some extremely fascinating pieces in their term classes 😅😍
12/06/2021

The children are making some extremely fascinating pieces in their term classes 😅😍

We've made some changes to our cafe menu from this weekend, and are looking forward to sharing some warming winter treat...
12/06/2021

We've made some changes to our cafe menu from this weekend, and are looking forward to sharing some warming winter treats with you - like this roasted garlic mushroom toastie!

We are always striving to nourish our community with the best quality ingredients we can source, and do so as sustainably as possible. Food waste is something we all feel passionate about reducing, so we're preparing our items in the best way we can to combat this.

Keep an eye out on our menu on the wall for what's available each week. 💜

We've made some changes to our cafe menu from this weekend, and are looking forward to sharing some warming winter treats with you - like this roasted garlic mushroom toastie!

We are always striving to nourish our community with the best quality ingredients we can source, and do so as sustainably as possible. Food waste is something we all feel passionate about reducing, so we're preparing our items in the best way we can to combat this.

Keep an eye out on our menu on the wall for what's available each week. 💜

Kids School Holiday workshops are ready for booking!Centered Ceramics has a new 3 hour Kids workshop(including morning t...
10/06/2021
Kids Pottery | Centered Ceramics

Kids School Holiday workshops are ready for booking!

Centered Ceramics has a new 3 hour Kids workshop(including morning tea) running each Tuesday and Thursday of the 2 week break. This workshop is $100, perfect for the NSW Creative Kids Voucher.

Our interactive kids’ pottery classes allow your children to tap into their inner artist while they enjoy creating their very own masterpieces.

4 Week Wheel term class pieces are out of the kiln and looking wonderful!
02/06/2021

4 Week Wheel term class pieces are out of the kiln and looking wonderful!

Looks like the blackout last night has created a kiln issue. They're not heating up very high, maybe a phase or two has ...
13/05/2021

Looks like the blackout last night has created a kiln issue. They're not heating up very high, maybe a phase or two has stopped working. Electrician has been contacted..

2 kilns all packed and ready to party, but not enough energy to go out dancing 😟

I worked hard to get that metaphor working...

Looks like the blackout last night has created a kiln issue. They're not heating up very high, maybe a phase or two has stopped working. Electrician has been contacted..

2 kilns all packed and ready to party, but not enough energy to go out dancing 😟

I worked hard to get that metaphor working...

Nicole, your new planter is out of the kiln.
11/05/2021

Nicole, your new planter is out of the kiln.

Nicole, your new planter is out of the kiln.

Don't forget Mum tomorrow. 💐Online gift vouchers are available on our website. You can pretend you had it planned for mo...
08/05/2021

Don't forget Mum tomorrow. 💐

Online gift vouchers are available on our website. You can pretend you had it planned for months, we promise not to tell!

www.centeredceramics.com.au

Don't forget Mum tomorrow. 💐

Online gift vouchers are available on our website. You can pretend you had it planned for months, we promise not to tell!

www.centeredceramics.com.au

💗 We are getting so excited to host all of the mothers and their loved ones for our  Mother's Day events on Sunday!While...
06/05/2021

💗 We are getting so excited to host all of the mothers and their loved ones for our Mother's Day events on Sunday!

While our "Mud with Mum" sessions are fully booked, our Mother's Day brunch will be available from 7.30am - 2pm (or until items are sold out) and we would love to welcome all of our friends to come and enjoy our cafe space for this special event.

Please rest assured that we are on top of all the current Covid requirements, and will be doing our best to take great care of you this weekend.

Mother's Day at Centered Ceramics

💗 We are getting so excited to host all of the mothers and their loved ones for our Mother's Day events on Sunday!

While our "Mud with Mum" sessions are fully booked, our Mother's Day brunch will be available from 7.30am - 2pm (or until items are sold out) and we would love to welcome all of our friends to come and enjoy our cafe space for this special event.

Please rest assured that we are on top of all the current Covid requirements, and will be doing our best to take great care of you this weekend.

Mother's Day at Centered Ceramics

Looking for something special to do with Mum on Mothers Day? What about a Mud with Mum 2 hour workshop!!The first sessio...
03/05/2021
Mud with Mum on Mothers Day - Centered Ceramics

Looking for something special to do with Mum on Mothers Day? What about a Mud with Mum 2 hour workshop!!

The first session sold out in 20 mins, so we've just put up a second session for 1-3pm.

You’ll each be making either a cup, mug, bowl or a small bud vase that will be glazed and fired. The cafe has created a Mothers Day special menu consisting of Waffles or Scones to enjoy before or after your class as an added option.

We have a new kids 8 Week Hand Building term starting this week!Tuesday at 3:30, we have a few spaces available and we a...
26/04/2021
Children's 8 Week Course - Centered Ceramics

We have a new kids 8 Week Hand Building term starting this week!
Tuesday at 3:30, we have a few spaces available and we accept Creative Kids Vouchers.

See you tomorrow!

These are 1.5 hour classes held after school at 3:30 that introduce your child to clay. The course runs for 8 weeks during each school term. They’ll learn how to turn their ideas into clay using techniques such as pinch pots, coil building and slab rolling. All clay, glazing and firing is included...

Our café and pottery drop-in space will be closed this Sunday to mark the ANZAC Day public holiday. 💚
23/04/2021

Our café and pottery drop-in space will be closed this Sunday to mark the ANZAC Day public holiday.

💚

Our café and pottery drop-in space will be closed this Sunday to mark the ANZAC Day public holiday.

💚

We are hosting a Sterling Silver Ring Making Workshop Thur 29th April 6:30-9:00. The session includes, your mentor Thoma...
18/04/2021
Central coast Workshops

We are hosting a Sterling Silver Ring Making Workshop Thur 29th April 6:30-9:00. The session includes, your mentor Thomas, Metals and materials, all the tools required, Wine, Beer and nibbles.
Book through the Fifth Lane website.

A couple of us at the studio are definitely coming along to this one! Will see you there!

Ring Making workshop Fine Stacking Ring 1mm-1.5mm or 1 Chunky 10mm-1.5 thick Each session includes- A mentor Metals and materials all the tools required Wine, beer and nibbles A group of legends New skills and a great time Location Like minds Cafe Avoca Address: 352 The Round Dr, Avoca Beach NSW 225...

Position AvailableVegetarian and Wholefood Cook / Café allrounder. Part-time.  The Centered Café at Umina Beach is looki...
15/04/2021

Position Available

Vegetarian and Wholefood Cook / Café allrounder. Part-time.

The Centered Café at Umina Beach is looking to fill a unique roll, so we’re on the search for a teammate who is our perfect fit to start with us ASAP.

This role is a mix of front- and back-of-house. While you’ll be cooking some amazing food, you will also be interacting with our customers, taking their orders, and maintaining the café.

We’re searching for someone with a genuine love of vegetarian wholefoods, with a true love for creating and sharing nourishing dishes with our community.

You will have a high level of autonomy, holding responsibility of creating the best outcomes for our community, our team, and yourself.

Passion is a non-negotiable - we’re so willing to indulge the enthusiasm of the right person in creating new gorgeous and delicious menu items and experiences.

This role might be for you if:
• You’re community-minded, with an understanding of our space being more than just a café.
• You have positive mindset. Our team is small but full of energy and optimism - we’d love someone who meets us there.
• You are a value-driven person, personally and professionally.
• You have experience, or at least a serious love for wholefoods – including gluten free and vegan recipes.
• You have great eye for detail.
• The approach to your work is wholistic - thinking from a sustainable and waste-minimal mindset.
• You have experience in stock-control and management.
• Your work expresses a commitment to maintaining a high food safety rating. HACCP knowledge would be great.
• You can make coffee! It’s not essential, but would be AMAZING.

In return, the benefits of being a part of our team include:
• A serious scope to express and expand on your wholefood culinary creativity.
• Growth prospects within the café, and expanding areas of the business.
• The support of a close team, whose focus is kindness and integrity in all of our work.
• The most beautiful customers ever!
• Access to some incredible fresh and quality ingredients, all ethically-sourced.

Hours are open to discussion, but early starts are a given, and your ability to work weekends is required.

If you think you would love to spend your days creating beauty with us, please contact us via email at:

[email protected]

Position Available

Vegetarian and Wholefood Cook / Café allrounder. Part-time.

The Centered Café at Umina Beach is looking to fill a unique roll, so we’re on the search for a teammate who is our perfect fit to start with us ASAP.

This role is a mix of front- and back-of-house. While you’ll be cooking some amazing food, you will also be interacting with our customers, taking their orders, and maintaining the café.

We’re searching for someone with a genuine love of vegetarian wholefoods, with a true love for creating and sharing nourishing dishes with our community.

You will have a high level of autonomy, holding responsibility of creating the best outcomes for our community, our team, and yourself.

Passion is a non-negotiable - we’re so willing to indulge the enthusiasm of the right person in creating new gorgeous and delicious menu items and experiences.

This role might be for you if:
• You’re community-minded, with an understanding of our space being more than just a café.
• You have positive mindset. Our team is small but full of energy and optimism - we’d love someone who meets us there.
• You are a value-driven person, personally and professionally.
• You have experience, or at least a serious love for wholefoods – including gluten free and vegan recipes.
• You have great eye for detail.
• The approach to your work is wholistic - thinking from a sustainable and waste-minimal mindset.
• You have experience in stock-control and management.
• Your work expresses a commitment to maintaining a high food safety rating. HACCP knowledge would be great.
• You can make coffee! It’s not essential, but would be AMAZING.

In return, the benefits of being a part of our team include:
• A serious scope to express and expand on your wholefood culinary creativity.
• Growth prospects within the café, and expanding areas of the business.
• The support of a close team, whose focus is kindness and integrity in all of our work.
• The most beautiful customers ever!
• Access to some incredible fresh and quality ingredients, all ethically-sourced.

Hours are open to discussion, but early starts are a given, and your ability to work weekends is required.

If you think you would love to spend your days creating beauty with us, please contact us via email at:

[email protected]

Address

246a West St
Umina Beach, NSW
2257

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30am - 2:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 2:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 2:30pm
Thursday 7:30am - 2:30pm
Friday 7:30am - 2:30pm
Saturday 7:30am - 2:30pm
Sunday 7:30am - 2:30pm

Telephone

+614346 4459

Products

Pottery classes, coffee and cake.

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Omg Jen Thankyou so much for today we had soooo much fun!!! You will always be my Patrick 🥰
The last 4 weeks have been amazing, I’m definitely not a beginner anymore (maybe just a tad). Thank you Jen and centred cermaics.
Thank you for having us, we had so much fun making cheese platters, great group activity for Dani Martin birthday. Looking forward to coming back and creating something else.
I love my new latte mug... keeps my coffee hot in style 😉 Thanks Jen & Guy
Any chance you are selling loaves of your amazing gluten free banana bread at the moment?