The Gold Coast Potters Association was formed by local craftspeople in 1977. The Gold Coast City Council provided the derelict, original Benowa Primary School building for their use and enthusiastic volunteers soon had a workshop for members fitted out. Then in 1992 the council moved the original Benowa Post Office to the Potters’ Benowa site which was renovated and became the gallery providing a wonderful exhibition space for the annual Gold Coast Potters’ Members’ Exhibition, open days and other associated activities throughout the year. The Society of Sculptors was also formed and shared the building.Interest grew in ceramics and by 1990 with the expansion of the hinterland area, the then Albert Shire Council renovated an old, unused building at Mudgeeraba for the establishment of a second ceramic workshop, also used by the Gold Coast Sculptors. The association provides regular ceramic classes by qualified teachers at both studios and many students go on to establish a reputation as professional potters. We host an annual program of workshops, demonstrations and events and ceramists of national standing regularly present workshops.