Wells Street Studio operates as a working studio for Hayley .a. West in design, production and education. It is a small home-based pottery and design studio based in Newtown, Sydney.

Still in its formation stage, workshops may move around and change format as it continues to expand and evolve. If you have any suggestions about workshops you would like to attend please feel free to contact me.

Wells Street Studio is beginning to offer small focused workshops to adults, teenagers and children in both hand-building and wheel work. It is focused on education not production.

There are 4 wheels and an electric kiln with a range of earthenware and stoneware glazes available. All materials and tools are provided, but students are always welcome to bring their own tools and supplies.

An online store will be available soon in addition to a physical store, open by appointment or on Open Studio days.

If you would like to collaborate or speak about a commissioned project, or would like private tuition, please feel free to contact Hayley at

Working with Children number: WWC0616068E



Hayley is a maker, teacher and designer.

She has a BA Fine Arts from what was once COFA and is now UNSW Art & Design, upon completing this degree time was spent working and traveling overseas. With travels over for a while she returned to Sydney to commence and complete a BA Interior and Spatial design, done so with first class honors,

In a not so distant past Hayley worked as an Interior designer. A co-founder of Smith and Carmody, a multidisciplinary design partnership working on Cornersmith, Brickfields, Mecca Espresso Roastery and Excelsior Jones, to name a few.

Upon venturing into ceramics, Hayley has worked as a ceramic technician and tutor for both adults and children classes at Pine Street Creative Arts Center, (part of The CIty of Sydney) ceramics department.

Currently Hayley teaches from Wells Street Studio, Pine Street Creative Arts Center, and MakerSpace & Co, teaching children, teenagers and adults.

Working with Children number: WWC0616068E


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IRON INK CLUB is a holiday program for children. It has a fluid mixed media approach that focuses on process over results.We want young people to be able to explore their skills and learn new ones, explore familiar and new materials, and be introduced to some Art and Cultural History.

Iron Ink Club is passionate about kids building invisible skills, those that help children to be insightful, sensitive and independent thinkers. That provide opportunity for creativity, self-evaluation and communication.

Iron Ink Club aims to present a place that allows your children to co-create their world, celebrate multiple perspectives, inspire personal expression and personal understanding.

Iron Ink Club has, in a way, amalgamated with Wells Street Studio, for the moment anyway.

Working with Children number: WWC0616068E