Sensei Pots

Star 4.9 (22 Google reviews)

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Sensei Pots

Monday - Wednesday: Closed
Thursday - Sunday: 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM
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Master potter Ian Beniston is known for his lustrous copper red glazes, use of bold colour, texture and clean lines to create timeless works of art and sophisticated tableware.
Working from his Sensei Pots Studio Gallery near Yallingup, Ian has worked as a professional potter and ceramic artist for over 40 years and is highly regarded for the exceptional quality of his craftsmanship. All pieces are wheel-thrown by hand and glazes meticulously developed by Ian in his studio.  

Sensei Pots is a quaint gallery set on four acres in the scenic hinterland between Dunsborough and Yallingup. A diverse range of Ian’s work is showcased in the gallery, from large ornamental pieces that serve as captivating focal points, to functional items such as bowls, plates, teapots, serving dishes, vases and more. Ian has created tableware for the critically acclaimed Vasse Felix restaurant since 2014 and local favourite Yarri Restaurant + Bar since 2018.

The gallery looks into Ian’s studio, offering a unique and immersive experience, providing visitors with a glimpse into Ian’s process and the space where each piece is created. At times, visitors may have the opportunity to watch Ian at work on the wheel.

In 2000 Ian was honoured to become a Queen’s Exhibitor upon an invitation to present several of his large forms to Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh during their visit to Western Australia. One piece was chosen to become a permanent addition to the Royal collection.



Sensei Pots

17 Huntington Ct, Quedjinup WA 6281, Australia


Star 4.9 (22 Google reviews)
Samantha Menezes 31 March 2024

What an amazing place. Such great people and craftsmanship. We will definitely be coming back.

Mel Cribb 26 October 2023

Ian and his wife have a wealth of knowledge and expertise in pottery techniques and materials. We were very impressed and will certainly purchase in future.

Ruben F 08 April 2023

I recently had the pleasure of visiting and purchasing from Sensei Pottery and I must say I was thoroughly impressed. The self taught artist's unique style and attention to detail truly made his pieces stand out. From delicate teapots to intricate vases, every item showcased in the gallery was a work of art in its own right. Overall, I would highly recommend visiting . You will be amazed by the artist's skill and creativity.

Natalija O’Connell 03 July 2022

Amazing pots, love the functionality of the pieces. Both the artist and his wife were so welcoming and down to earth. I wish I needed more pieces to be able to buy from this great place!

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