Michael Reid CLAY is a gateway for inspiration, insights and the acquisition of collectable ceramic and pottery art.

CLAY will in the course of any year highlight significant individual practitioners and conduct solo and thematic exhibitions. CLAY will also reach back to our mid 20th Century understanding, of the applied and decorative arts, placing the art practice of now in sharper context.

CLAY has its home at Michael Reid Northern Beaches in Newport.

“Ceramics is back in a big way, experiencing a steady surge of interest and popularity not seen since the 1970s. The return to the handmade, driven by our increasingly digital lives, means there are now more makers, sellers, and collectors than ever. There is also a new desire for unique objects made by hand and the imperfections associated with the marks of the maker. Pottery captures this authenticity in ways no other medium can”.

Amber Creswell Bell curator of Michael Reid CLAY & author of Clay Contemporary Ceramic Artisans, Thames & Hudson, 2016

Michael Reid Northern Beaches

2/358 Barrenjoey Road
Newport NSW 2106

(02) 8353 3505

Gallery Hours

Wednesday to Friday 10am – 5pm

Saturday 10am – 2pm

Sunday 10am – 2pm


The gallery does not accept unsolicited artist submissions. Each year, we review all applications selected into the National Emerging Art Prize. If an artist applies to this prize, we will take note and carefully review, as it pertains to the Michael Reid suite of galleries.

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