Pilliga Pottery: Australia's finest Earthenware Potters

Pilliga Pottery is located in the beautiful Pilliga forests just North of Coonabarabran on the Western Slopes of Central New South Wales - Australia.
Within easy driving distance from Sydney it is a great place to visit and stock up on the most beautiful Earthenware Australian made pottery available. Situated on the 8000 acre farm 'Barkala' you are welcomed to stay in the unique Holiday accommodation and relax in an inspiring and peaceful environment.

Pilliga Pottery entrance

A visit to Coonabarabran, NSW is not complete without a trip to our extensive ceramics workshop and gallery. The beauty of the Pilliga woodlands provides the inspiration for our Australian made pottery that ranges from large garden planters, kitchen ware, terracotta earthenware and collector art pieces. Each piece is created to the highest quality and is handmade from clays gathered from the Pilliga region.

The friendly Rickert family and staff will welcome you in old fashioned European Style hospitality with a fabulous meal , pizza, cappuccino or devonshire tea in their lovely "Blue Wren Cafe".

You can spend the night in one of the most inspiring cottages you've ever seen , go for an endless early morning walk and share a hands down workshop in the Pottery. A down to Earth experience you'll never forget.

The pottery is not just a place where pots are made, Pilliga Pottery is a place where people meet to enjoy themselves and their environment.

Come and visit Pilliga Pottery - FREE admission !

Come and visit us

Since 1985 we not only make the finest Australian Pottery, we also cater for you in our cafe and farm stay accommodation , surrounded by the great Australian bush of the Pilliga.
Just 20 KM North of Coonabarabran which is about 200 km North of Dubbo in central NSW.

Johannes Rickert the Master Potter at work in the Pottery

You can watch the potters at work seven days a week and children are welcome to get some hands on experience with the clay. After you can enjoy the Blue Wren Cafe where we offer espresso coffee, scones and lunches made with produce from our homegrown organic kitchen garden.

The bush experience does not stop at the workshop. Pilliga Pottery is part of Barkala Farm, an 8000 acre family run farm that is bordered by the Pilliga National Forest and lies close to Warrumbungle National Park. The Rickert family started the pottery here in 1985 and are happy to share more of their lifestyle with you during your visit.

Walk the bush trails, go horse riding, pet the farm animals or just enjoy the birds, emus, wallabies and kangaroos that roam the farm.

See Ya !!

Visit our online Pottery shop

Pilliga Pottery has a great online shop.

Pilliga Pottery Shop

No matter if you live as far away as Abba River or Zuytdorp in Western Australia, or as closeby as Coonabarabran or Narrabri in NSW, we'll make sure you get our hand made pottery delivered at your doorstep.

Since mid May 2011 we have our great collection of unique Australia "bush-pottery" available in our online pottery shop !

Browse , select by and pay using our secure payment system provided by PayPal. Using your Credit Card , bank deposit or cheque.

Our shop is now open for You !

Stay with us in our unique Farm-Stay B&B

Eco friendly construction and using alternative energy was also the inspiration for the unique buildings on theOne of the Accommodations on Barkala Farm : Interior of The Old Schoolhouse farm. Hand built from straw bales, mud brick and local timbers, these homes provide unique holiday getaway accommodations for guests wishing to experience in comfort the adventure of life in the Australian bush.

The beautiful woodlands of the Pilliga surrounding us inspire our work, which ranges from garden pottery to beautifully designed kitchenware and decorative pottery of every shape and size. Using a local resources, we make our own cream colored and traditional terracotta clays, which we form into lovely shapes on the potter's wheel and then decorate using our own unique and distinctive methods. Every item in our shop is handmade on site.

We invite you to share this unique environment with us , be it for one Night when passing by 'en-route' , or a relaxing weekend or a complete family holiday. We can cater for you and ensure will refresh body and soul.

Learn more about our Farm Stay Accommodation at our other web site: www.barkalafarm.com.au

More to do at Barkala Farm - the Home of Pilliga Pottery:

Pilliga Pottery is not only a 'Bush' Pottery unique in Australia
and one of the highest quality potteries in the Country.

On our 8000 Acre farm we offer so much more:

Farm Stay B&B Accomodation 

The Old Schoolhouse at Barkala Farm , now a B&B

Barkala Farm Stay holiday accommodation is more as just being on a farm. When you stay in one of our unique Guesthouses we can offer you the best of many worlds: Share our working Farm. Join a Horse Riding Trail Adventure over our 8000 acres property. Be part of our famous Pilliga Pottery. Enjoy a Bird watching tour. Relax in your cozy retreat and refresh in our unique bush ’Blue Wren Cafe & Kitchen’.

Stay in the Barkala Farm Stay Holiday Accommodation > >



Bird Watching tours

Blue Wrens at Barkala , the leading theme in our Pottery

Barkala Farm and the adjoining Nature Reserve are home to over 120 bird species, many of which can be heard (and seen) early in the morning or as the sun cools. In mild weather, the birds will be active all day. Morning walkers will generally be accompanied by a mixture of common and more unusual species.

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