Stepping Up is Australia's premier ceramics event which brings our community together. Held in Canberra, the program is designed to showcase ceramics by presenting important discourses and helping to expand skills and ideas.


  • $420 Full registration
  • $280 Student registration

The 2015 Triennale includes three days of conference presentations – keynote talks, panel discussions, individual artist's presentations; pre-conference master classes, exhibitions, a trade fair, a potters' market and, of course, a wealth of social events.

The conference program will extend across three locations:

  • Manning Clarke Theatre 1, Australian National University (ANU), Canberra ACT 2600
  • School of Art Ceramic Workshop, ANU, 2 Childers St, Acton ACT 2601
  • School of Art Lecture Theatre, ANU, 2 Childers St, Acton ACT 2601

Call for Stall Holders: Trade Fair

Associated with Stepping Up will be the Trade Fair, offering ceramic suppliers from across the nation access to a specialist audience for their products and services. The Trade Fair is managed by Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre. Held at the Australian National University School of Art, the event will be in immediate proximity to the demonstration studios, university exhibition areas and lecture theatres where ...

Masterclass registration now open

Stepping Up is proud to offer three masterclasses for a range of levels, techniques and content led by world-renowned ceramists Fred Olsen, Janet DeBoos and Juz Kitson. There is only a limited number of tickets available so register now.

Call for Stall Holders: Market Place (closing date extended)

We are calling for expressions of Interest for Stall Holders as part of Stepping Up, the 2015 Australian Ceramics Triennale.

Announcing the MC for Australia's premier ceramics event: Janet DeBoos

Janet DeBoos has made, and is still making, a major impact on world contemporary ceramics. A member of the International Academy of Ceramics, Janet is an artist, advocate, widely published author, and renowned teacher. Formerly Head of the Ceramics Workshop, she is now Emeritus Fellow at the Australian National University.

Call for speakers and demonstrators

expressions of Interest closed on 22 August 2014

We are calling for expressions of Interest for speakers and demonstrators as part of the 2015 Australian Ceramics Triennale. The themes for the conference are: The changing world; Your role in the future; and Making money. Make this program yours and ...

Call for volunteers

We’re seeking flexible, motivated and enthusiastic volunteers to help shape the 2015 Australian Ceramics Triennale.


Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre Australian National University Canberra Potters' Society Strathnairn Arts Association The Australian Ceramics Association