About Us & Mission

Our Story

Kayde built ClayGround and Bondi Clay, two ethically conscious and sustainable studios because it was his mission to not only support the natural environment, but also create a community that fosters creativity and connection through the sharing of thoughts, ideas and talent in our growing community of ceramicists.

Kayde first opened Bondi Clay in 2019 as a way of sharing his love for ceramics with his community. Kayde created this studio to offer a wide selection of classes, workshops and events to all ages and skill levels. ClayGround then came to life at the start of 2021 as a dedicated membership based studio where people could expand and share their ceramic skills in a cutting-edge studio space. This has allowed him to build a community hub that inspires joy, relaxation and creative expression, celebrating the incredible benefits of ceramics.

Thank you for reading our story, we cannot wait to meet you in our studios!

Our Mission

We know we have the opportunity to positively impact our community and planet. It's with this in mind that we approach each day, striving for excellence in all that we do, harnessing our opportunities to move as a force for good. Our mission as an eco-conscious brand is to ensure our business leads the way environmental and sustainable practices. We ensure we source and use ethical and sustainable products and materials in our studios. We continually question our actions and seek ways to reduce our carbon footprint.

As part of our commitment to Mother Earth and the extended Clayground family, we have partnered up with Greenspark to donate a portion of every sale to charities fighting to protect our natural world. Below are some of the additional steps we are taking in our endeavour to become carbon neutral and support the future of our planet. We'd love you to join us on our mission.

How we give back to the community & environment

Our Sustainable Practices

We believe we have a duty to care for the environment, and constantly seek out ways to improve our carbon footprint. Our studios have been designed with sustainable practice front of mind. We actively source sustainable materials and ethically made products, removing single-use plastic from our studios, and use 100% carbon neutral electricity to power our lights and equipment.

Our Community

Using the art of ceramics, we offer an inclusive space of creativity and relaxation to our community, teaching all ages, genders, backgrounds and abilities. We have had the privilege of getting to know many amazing people from the local and regional community over the past couple of years.

Our Donations

We have partnered up with Greenspark to donate a portion of every sale to charities fighting to protect our natural world. In 2022 we also donated to the charities 'Lock The Glate' & 'Beyong Zero Emissions' to support the fight on climate change and the development of renewable energy solutions. The forward plan is to connect to more local charities and conservation organisations to continue to build ways of recycling and reusing ceramics for the benefit of our community and the planet.

Our Country

We acknowledge and pay our respects to the Bidijigal and Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Arakwal, Widjabal and Minjungbal of the Bundjalung Nation and all Traditional Custodians of the land on which we practise. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging, and acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. We will continue to listen, learn, and support their culture so that it may be respected and understood by generations to come.

Our Fundraising Partners