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Ceramic paper clay sculpture provides a way to meditation on our relations and how we sustain our formal, informal and non-physical connections. - See more at: 


Graham Hay is internationally recognised as a pioneer and one of the leaders in the global paper clay movement.

Hay has given +220 paper clay lectures, workshops and demonstrations in a 12 countries, at school, tertiary and professional education levels. He is regularly invited to speak or demonstrate at national and international art education and ceramic education conferences, as well as co-leading Hungarian, US and Norwegian international paper clay symposia. Prior to going freelance in 1998 he taught in NZ and Western Australian Schools and universities for two decades.  Hay has written over 25 articles for Journal of Australian Ceramics, Ceramics Technical, NCECA journal, Ceramic Review, Ceramics Ireland, and others.

His work has appeared in 150 exhibitions in eleven countries, is in public collections in six countries, and features in a dozen textbooks. 


2016 Primer Premio (ceramics),  3rd Biennial of Contemporary Art, Argentina

2007 Judge: As We Were exhibition, WA State Library Gallery  

2007 Artflight Grant, ArtsWA

2006 Artflight Grant, ArtsWA

2004 Artflight Grant, ArtsWA

2003 Highly Commended (collaboration with Carol Rowling) Mindari Keys Art Awards

2002 New Work Grant, Australia Council

2001 Sculpture Award (collaboration with Carol Rowling) City of Wanneroo

2001 Artflight Grant ArtsWA

2000 Pat Corrigan Artist Grant NAVA and Australia Council

2000 Artflight Grant ArtsWA

2000 Craftmark Accreditation Craft Australia 

2000 Encouragement Award Town of Vincent 

2000 Exhibiting member (invitation) Potters’ Society of Australia

1999 Adjunct Research Fellow Curtin University

1998 Adjunct Teaching Fellow Curtin University 

1997 New Works Grant ArtsWA

​          Adjunct Research Fellow Curtin University

1996 First Prize: Works with Paper City of Wanneroo

1993 First Equal Prize: Ceramic Sculpture City of Gosnells Art Award

1993 Highly Commended: Contemporary Sculpture City of South Perth

1993 Gloria Archer Memorial Prize: Ceramic Awards Festival of Townsville 



Himmelblau, U. G.,  Art Compass, Art Domain, Germany, p.81
Marsdon, G., Trends: Pottery the new way to relax, The Ponder Room Blog, West Australia (WA). 18 May
Nelson, L., Preserving Balance, The Studio Potter, US, Winter/Spring, 44, 1, p.13
3rd Bienial de Arte Contemporaneo de Argentina, exhibition catalogue, 72


Cochrane, G., Ceramics here and now, Eyeline Contemporary Visual Arts Magazine, CUT, Qld, Aust, 83, p72-75
​Georgescu, M., (Ed), Cluj International Ceramics Biennale Catalogue, Cluj-Napoca Museum of Art, Romania, p. 14, 53, 129.
Chianciano Biennale 2015 Catalogue, Art Museum Chianciano, Italy, p.50, 
​D'anger, J., Artists Park it, The Perth Voice Newspaper, W. Aust. 31 October, p.15
Miranda, M,  Robertson Park Artists’ Studio, Perth, The ARI Experience, artist-run initiatives in Australia and Denmark, Melbourne, Blog posting: May 29, 2015
The Middle East Inspires Hay’s KissGuardian Express, Perth, WA, 3 March, p.12 
Bevis, S., Ten of the BestThe West Australian, Perth, WA, 5 March, p.18 (large and slow loading file)
MacNaughton, T., Hay’s great feat of clayWestern Suburbs Weekly, Perth, WA, 3 March, p.16 
MacNaughton, T., Artist ready to pucker up at last, North Coast Weekender, Perth, WA, 5 March, P. 48 
Paddenburg, T., Your expert guide to sculptures by the sea, The Sundays Times, , Perth, WA, 8 March, 24 reproduced in:
Paddenburg, T. Art Gallery of WA director Stefano Carboni nominates his top five Sculpture by the Sea entries,, March 11, 9:50AM  
Siva, O., & Sänger, A., (2015) Paperclay, the Perfect Union, Storchennest, Austria​, p.7, 179


Lyons, S.,  Review: Here&Now14ArtLink, South Aust. 34, 4
Wilson , L., Expansive Visions Drawn From the Land and Reaching Beyond, Ceramics Now MagazineRomania, 3, 20-23
Artbeat 92.1 RTRFM Radio, Perth, WA, 5 September 11am.  
Gallery Watch, West TV (Channel 44), Perth, WA, 31 Aug, 4-4:30pm 
From junk mail to art, Post newspaper, Perth, WA, Aug 30, p.60 
Mahanay Bitmead, E., Here&Now14: Contemporary W. Australian Ceramics, Catalogue, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, UWA, Perth, WA, p3. 
Bevis, S., Hay Bound for Dublin, The Western Australian Newspaper, Perth, Arts Liftout, Thursday 12 June, p.7.  
Dublin Biennial, Catalogue, Dublin, Ireland, p.17.


Gault, R., Paperclay:Art and Practice (New Ceramics), Bloomsbury Publishing, London /Uni of Penn. p.35. 
Wilson, L., Beneath the surface:  Strengthening your work with paper clayClay Times, USA, Winter / Spring, 25-26.
Zinio Should, S., Paperclay techniques between form and colour, Masters Thesis, Alexandria university, Egypt, 3, 23, 31, 36, 38, 41, 43, 44, 45, 63, 152 


McKittrick, S., Unfold: works from paper. Catalogue for an exhibition held at fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne, 24 April - 5 May 2012.  
Frisinger, L.A.,  Paperclay in Recent South African Ceramics: Continuity and Change in Studio Works., Master of Arts in Fine Art Dissertation, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, v, 17, 18, 28, 29, 33, 34, 43, 64 
Acton, N., Profile: Graham Hay, Pyre, Ceramic Arts Association of Western Australia, August, 5-6. 
The State Library Board celebrates a new chapter, 730 report, ABC TV, 7:55pm 3 August. 
Hooson, D., Quinn, A., The Workshop Guide to Ceramics: A Fully Illustrated Step-by-Step Manual: Techniques and Principles of Design, Barron's Educational Series, UK. p.39 
Artist Profile: Graham HayartsHub Thursday, April 26, 


Students learn from top artist, Central Midlands & Coastal Advocate, 15 Sep, p.1, 
Pfannkuche, B., International Ceramics Symposium 2011, Gothenburg - Sweden, New Ceramics, Germany, 4/11, 41-2 
Sloman, P., (Ed) Book Art: Iconic Sculptures and Installations Made from Books [Hardcover], Gestalten, Germany, 64-5 
The Western Edge: Understanding Western Australia's Creative Capital: Graham HayInsight Newsletter, Committee for Perth, (AUS), 27, May, 12 
Livingstone, A., Sustainable Ceramics, Ceramic Review (UK), 249, May/June, 18 
Ekstrom-Frisk, E., Lustfyllt larande, Goteborgs-Posten, Sweden, Thursday 8 March front page, 54 
Exhibition Catalogue, in Kim, J-A.,(Ed). ICS 2011: Ceramic Arts and Design for a Sustainable Society, Frolunda Culture Centre, Gothenburg, Sweden. 170 


Amos, A., Paperclay: material that does not play by the rules, 1280OCCeramic Art Association of Israel. p.48-51 
Cimatti, A., California dreams, News sulla paperclay, Artegia La Ceramica in Italia e nel Mondo (ceramics in Italy and worldwide)6. Agenda, P 15 
Sculptor shares paper techniques, Sound Telegraph, Wednesday, June 9, P.13 
Sinclair, F., Art is alive in NorthcliffeCatalyst: Community Arts Fund Bulletin 2009/10, Community Arts Network of Western Australia, 20-23 
Sculpture by the Sea 2010 Calendar: A 13th Anniversary RetrospectiveSculpture by the Sea, Australia, Cover image 
Breeding, A., Inspired by paperclay Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot, California, USA, Friday 29 January, p. B1, B9. . 
Snyder, J.B. (Ed), Ceramics Today, Schiffer Publishing Ltd, USA, 92-3


Berney, J., Artisan Profile: Breaking the mould, 96 Insite Homes Antiques Art, Scoop Publishing, Perth, Summer 2009/10, 23, p.96-98. 
Kennedy, L., Castaways Sculpture Awards 2009 (DVD), City of Rockingham, Exhibition and Forum Speaker. 
Albany Events Calendar, albanytraveller,Albany Visitor Centre, WA, p.3 
Castaways Sculpture Awards, Artist's Chronicles, 126, May/June, p.18-19 
Sculptor gets creative at the State Library, Post Newspaper, 24 January, p.29 
Free and Fun activities for the Summer Holidays, Grand Activities, Have-a-go, No. 202 January p.37 
Kuntyj, L., & and Harcourt, B., Visual Arts: A Resource for Units 1A-1B, Impact Publishing, Australia, p. 112-119 
Ceramics Monthly nceca2009guide, April, USA p. 40 
Paper artist fires up festival, Mandurah Coastal Times, Community Newspapers, April 29, Front page & p.11 
vignette during World News Australia at 6.30pm on Understory (Southern Forest Sculpture Walk), SBS Television May 9-16. 
Sculpture by the Sea 5th Annual Exhibition, Catalogue and site map, p.32


Kincinaitis, V. 1380 degrees of creativity, in Lebednykiene, J., (Ed) Panevėžys International Ceramic Symposiums. 1996-2006, Lithuania p.23. 55, 125 
Tardio-Brise, L. La terre-papier, techniques et création, Eyrolles, Paris. France. p.7, 153,159, 164 
Winfield, G, Sea sculptures bless the fleet, ABC Mid West WA Website , October 21 
City of Melville, Sculptural Walk 2008, Catalogue, Western Australia, p.17 
Dazzling display of clay, The Geraldton Guardian Newspaper, WA, October 22, p.15 
Barndon, G., Midwest and Wheatbelt Mornings Radio ABC Mid West and Wheatbelt, Geraldton, October 20 
Barndon, G., Midwest and Wheatbelt Mornings Radio ABC Mid West and Wheatbelt, Geraldton, October 14, 10.15am 
Shah, D., Vandals ruin blessing art, The Geraldton Guardian Newspaper, WA, October 13, p.3 
Meet and Greet, The Geraldton Guardian Newspaper, WA, September 29, p.30 
Simmons, P., Big Breakfast, Radio 96.5WAFM/98.1, Geraldton, 9.00am 22 September
Dita Jevons, Thursday Collage (Arts Program), Radio Fremantle 107.9 FM, 8.45am 11 September 
Spencer, R., Review: Playing things by ear, Visual Arts, Today Section, The West Australian Newspaper, , 12 September, 7 
Wake up! WA, Channel 31 Television, July 10:30am 
Andrews, M., Blessed with Creativity, The Geraldton Guardian Newspaper, WA, June 25, 5. 
WordPlay, Thougth-provoking Art Mandurah Coastal Times, Community Newspapers, WA, April 30, Front page & 4 
Radio Fremantle 97.9 Interview with Clare Molly (via international phone call), WA, April 8. 
Garden, W., The Art of Consumption, Redeeming the ruin... the art of Consumption exhibition Catalogue, Banyule City Council, Vic, 5, 14, 15,32. 
Cantaclay 08 Demonstrators - Christchurch, ClaynewsNew Zealand Society of Potters Newsletter, March/April p.9 
Graham's paper turns back into a tree!, Post Newspaper, WA, 1 March, p.18 
Sculpture Walk 2008 Catalogue, City of Melville, WA, p.17 
Cottesloe 2008, Sculpture by the Sea Forth Exhibition Catalogue, Sculpture by the Sea, WA/NSW, p. 36 
Orange Art Center Newsletter, CA, USA, Spring and Summer Edition, 2 
Cantaclay 08, Claynews, New Zealand Society of Potters Newsletter, (February?), p.12 


Scott, M., The Potter’s Bible: An essential illustrated reference for the beginner, A&C Black, , London. P. 24-25 
Quinn, A., Ceramic Design Course, principals, practice, and techniques: A complete guide for ceramicists, Barron's,  NY, USA, p. 69 uncredited image
Frig Esintileri Sergisi Katalog 26-28 Kasim 2007 - Eskisehir, Turkey, 26-28 November, 32 
McPhee, L., See nine artists ar work, Guardian Express, September 25, p.22 
Artists open up for localsThe Perth Voice NewspaperSeptember 29, p.7 
Mycologia,CAG, Canning Arts Group Newsletter, backpage 
Mycologia, The Chidlow Chatter, 85, Aug, 9-10 
Bevis, S., Magic Mushrooms, The Arts, The West Australian Newspaper, 1 August, 6 & 7 
Venables, P., Celebration Catalogue & Essay, Journal of Australian Ceramics, 46, 2, 24-7 
Venables, P., Celebration : the use of ceramics in the commemoration of important events, Australian Ceramics Association, Waverley, NSW. 
Skaar, K.M., Resirkulerende kunst Fædrelandsvennen Newspaper Mandal, Denmark, 27 July 2007 p 5 
Faag, A., Blander papir og leire, Lindesnes Newspaper, Mandal, Denmark, 27 July 2007 P1 & 12 
Fotograg, O.,(Reporter) TVSOR News(Television), Denmark, 27 July 2007 
Pedersen, O.,(Reporter) NRK1 Nyheter News(Television), Denmark, 27 July 2007 
Sculpture Festival, 48 hours, The West Magazine, The West Australian Newspaper, May 5, 8 
Nielson, A., OVCAG's Graham Hay Workshop, Greenware, Newsletter of the Orchard Valley Ceramic Arts Guild, CA, USA, 7, 3, 3-5 
Paper Art, The Weekender, Albany, 12 April, 
Hatherley, N. Review: Retrospective: From the South West,Artist's Chronicle, Issue 113, p10 
Making Connections, Western Suburbs Weekly, 23 January, p.25 
Vonhoff, R., Mask symbolise optimism, The Chronicle, Toowoomba, 15 January 

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I work with

  • Ceramics
  • Installation
  • Paper
  • Porcelain
  • Public Art

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2008  Solo, Moores Building, Fremantle, WA
  • 1999  Solo, Mura Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Aust

Group Exhibitions

  • 2016 3rd Biennial of Contemporary Art, Argentina
  • 2015 Cluj Ceramics Biennale, Cluj Art Museum, Romania
  • 2015 Chianciano Biennale, Chianciano Art Museum, Italy
  • 2015  Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe Beach, WA
  • 2014  Dublin Biennial, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2014  Here & now LWAG, University of W. Aust
  • 2013  Florence Biennale, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy
  • 2011  Sustainable ceramic art and design, Frolunda, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 2010  Paperclay Today (International) Laguna Beach, California, USA
  • 2009  Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe Beach, WA
  • 2007  40 Contemporary Artists, CoCA, Christchurch, NZ
  • 2007 Phrygia, Eskisehir Anadolu University, Turkey
  • 2006  Paper Works, Ino Paper Museum, Ino, Kochi, Japan
  • 2004  Paperclay, International Ceramics Studio, Hungary
  • 2002  Holland Paper Biennial, Museum Rijswijk, Holland 
  • 2001  On Paper, Craft Council, London, UK 
  • 2000  Paper Clay Plus, Crawford Arts Centre, St Andrews, Scotland
  • 1999   Ceramics in WA 1970 - 1999, LWAG, University of W. Aust
  • 1998  National Sculpture Forum, High Court of Australia, ACT

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