A passion and flair for making Large Beautiful Hand thrown Ceramics

Cameron Williams

Cameron Williams Pottery has been running for over 30 years. This business was established by Williams with his first commission of over 200 large scale architecturally specific ceramics for the New Parliament House in Canberra. This set the theme for the majority of Cameron’s work.

Cameron is known for his ability to produce big volumes of large scale work. This ability has kept him busy with an endless list of Commissions for high end commercial and private clients.

A working relationship has been built with Robert Plumb landscape design who have broken the mould of mass produced and use  Australian designed and manufactured products by artists  – of which Cameron is one.

While achieving the desired look to meet  his clients expectations, he has also been able to focus his creativity on his oven design. A new business has arisen where Cameron’s  ovens are used to cook food at the weekly markets and cater for Parties often up to 250 at a time. There is a renewed enthusiasm for handmade work  which compliments the slow food movement and the desire for a more sustainable  future. Cameron’s work is in high demand for both its aesthetic  value and its ability to be used in a utilitarian way. Recent collaborations have found his work featured on the new season of Food Safari: Fire.

His work is in high demand and he is renowned for his architecturally specific items as well as the amazing scale of his works. He is also a part-time lecturer at the National Art School and his workshops are in great demand, particularly those with a focus on innovative wheel-throwing techniques developed by him over three decades…

There have been numerous commissions completed throughout his career including one off design pieces and large contracts including more than 200 wheel-thrown terracotta planters and vessels for Parliament House in Canberra, crystalline vases for the Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi, hand-thrown planters for the Kooyong Tennis Club in Melbourne, regular Westfield shopping centre commissions and numerous projects for landscaping companies.

Because of the medium that Cameron has chosen to work with and his love of functional clay vessels, he has redeveloped the traditional Indian Tandoor and created the ‘Yard Oven’. This unique ‘hybrid’ backyard oven allows the user to cook using a tandoori oven, a tagine, a curry pot and also a small wood fired pizza oven.