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Kaolin is one of the major components of ceramics and is often found in nature coupled with coal.


Our intimate relationship with our natural environment have lead us on journey to recreate the volcanic processes of our dramatic landscape to fuse water, fire, air, rock and earth.  Thus our products are made with materials we prospect/collect from central Queensland.


To make a ceramic vessel :

We collect ingredients consciously and in harmony with nature.

We dig and process our clay by hand.

We crush and mill rocks, organic matter, earths and sands for glazes.

Our ceramics are wood fired using scrap wood.



Kaolin and Coal is a partnership between artists Tobias De Maine and Tamara Sladojevic.  Both Tamara and Tobias have studied tertiary fine arts including painting, drawing, sculpture, print making and digital media.

Our Studio


Based in Central Queensland Australia near the coastal village of Agnes Water / 1770, our studio over looks Round Hill, the largest of the remaining lava flows from a Jurassic Volcano (The Agnes Water Volcanic Complex).  Between the lava flow hills sits the central caldera plain lands of  Eurimbula. A large natural habitat that stretches from the distant ranges to the pacific ocean. Over the ridge from the studio, untouched beaches sprawl southward encompassing the everglades of Deepwater.