About Mansfield & District Potters (MAD Potters)

Mansfield & District Potters (MAD Potters) is a not-for-profit member based community organisation that aims to bring the clay lovers of Mansfield and surrounds together fostering a welcoming environment in which to share ideas, knowledge and skills in the craft of pottery.

Formed in 2022 in response to the desire to connect with other potters and ceramic artists in our district and further afield. Starting out as a Facebook group during lockdowns we are now meeting up in person and have formed a committee and become an incorporated organisation.

MAD Potters main objectives are to establish a Mansfield Pottery Festival and a Community Pottery Studio – a permanent facility that the community can readily access.
The Mansfield Pottery Festival and the Community Pottery Studio would be mutually supportive – we would have a place to make, learn and meet and a place to display and market.
The Festival would generate local and visitor interest and involvement while furthering appreciation of pottery art. As Mansfield already has a vibrant pottery community, we were looking to build on this and strengthen that connection through the Festival and a Community Pottery Studio. 

The Mansfield Pottery Festival had it’s inaugural event over the Labour Day weekend in March 2023.  The successful event attracted a commendation from the Australian Event Award and was honoured with Mansfield Best Community Event Award on Australia Day.

In December 2023 MAD Potters took up the lease of the Old Police Stables in Curia St, Mansfield. This is an historic building recently renovated with Mansfield Shire Council taking over management from DEECA.
We now have a premises where we can begin to set up a Community Pottery Studio. We are currently building awareness of this community asset and will be fundraising for equipment to realise the project completely.


Mansfield & District Potters is incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012.  A0115209A

Mansfield & District Potters ABN: 60 863 152 824

Mansfield & District Potters Inc. became an incorporated organisation in Victoria Australia in February 2022.

MAD Potters Association Rules:
MAD Potters Inc- Model rules for an incorporated association (6)

Mansfield & District Potters Inc is a member of Regional Arts Victoria.
Membership includes Volunteer Workers Insurance:
2022 – 2023 Mansfield and District Potters Incorporated – VW Documents

2023/24 Committee:
President – Karen Pirie
Secretary –  Lynn Taylor
Treasurer – Linda Junghenn
Vice President – Fiona Wareham
Kirstie-Lee Smith
Marly Brown
Nicky Sanders

 MAD Potters – AGM Report of Committee_2023

2023/24 Committee: Kirstie-Lee Smith, Fiona Wareham, Linda Junghenn,
Karen Pirie, Lynn Taylor, Marly Brown, Nicky Sanders (absent from image).