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Best Street Studios
26 Best Street

Kathryn Powderly

Artist & Director

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The Studio

Our Philosophy

Humans are all creative; sometimes we just need help in bringing forth our creativity. Best Street Studios will make art accessible to all people in the wider community.

What we do is not just about art, it is about helping people develop friendships; about inspiring others to develop to the best of their potential; about sharing our experiences and skills with others and about passing these skills and experiences on to the next generation.

From there to here...

It all started in 1995 after Kath returned from Art School with a desire to continue working in clay and share her passion for this medium with others. Kath had a vision of a studio art centre for kids, adults, people with disabilities and the Koori community, allowing her to share the joy that art brings to our lives.

Kath has achieved her dream and now teaches art to over 60 students per week at Best Street Studios, with the youngest being 2 years and the oldest 87. Kath also takes art to isolated community groups through her Art to You program.


The greatest reward to come out of the establishment and passion of Best Street Studios is the introduction of a clay based literacy program into schools in Wagga Wagga and the surrounding region. In addition to this art groups have formed as a result of people meeting and developing networks at Best Street Studios and many students have gone on to further art study or set up their own studios and art businesses.

The Artist – Kathryn Powderly

I live and work on the edge of the Australian outback in a town called Wagga Wagga. Clay is my greatest love – through clay I have discovered aesthetic beauty, historical and contemporary links, tactile pleasure and a medium through which I have gained personal expression.

I am committed to a vision of incorporating art more completely in our lives. With this in mind I have set up an art studio in Wagga Wagga which caters for 60 adults and 60 children a week in on-going ceramic, mosaic, drawing, painting and figurative sculpture classes. This is having a flow-on effect of clay being included in local school curriculum and a heightened profile for ceramics and associated art works in our community.

My aim for the future is to continue to act as a catalyst for others’ creativity. On a personal/professional artistic level I aim to explore other media so as to be able to competently integrate them (metal, glass, painting, fibre) into my ceramic work.

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