June 2008

from Julie Bartholomew

Are you a socially, politically or culturally concerned ceramics practitioner? Here is your chance to be part of an exhibition titled “White Heat”, which will showcase work that focuses on “clay with issues”. A “Call for Proposals” will be published in Issue 47/2 (17 July 08) of The Journal of Australian Ceramics. TACA Manly Art Gallery and Museum biennial exhibition will occur concurrently with the Australian Ceramics Triennale 09 during July 2009. Steve Harrison, also known as ‘eco-warrior’, will present an exhibition at the Manly Art Gallery and Museum along side “White Heat”.


Sturt Woodfire 2008 in Mittagong was well attended with excellent presentations, from local and overseas delegates, exploring vital issues central to the woodfire ceramics genre. Workshops, ogama, noborigama and anagama kilns firing, exhibitions representing established and emerging ceramics practitioners, a tea ceremony and the car-boot sale contributed towards a unique experience. Thanks to Megan Patey and her team for creating a historic event.


The conference trail continues with the greatly anticipated Australian Ceramics Triennale 09 in Sydney, 17 – 20 July 2009. Facing the Future will be held at the National Art School in Darlinghurst and will focus on the relationship between contemporary ceramic practice and the emergence of diverse social, cultural and technological forces. Facing Asia, Future Practice, Activate/Cultivate and Regional Reach define four major areas of concern.

Visit the splash page and the soon-to-be-launched website for further information: www.australianceramicstriennale.com


We welcome these new members:

Kathy Gould, Simone Braund, Michelle Golding, Suzanne Dollmann, Phil Elson, CJ and JR de Veth, Kerry Docker,
Sarah Lindner, Doris J. Rainsford, Margaret Gock, Paul Davis, Patricia Dwyer, John Ullinger, Camille Grey,
Barbara Greentree, Elise Bishop, Lyn Hart, Susan Acheson, Margaret Turton, Margaret Boyle, Barbara Williams

Author: Australian Ceramics

In 1956, The Potters Society of Australia was formed to encourage and foster the development, appreciation and recognition of potters and pottery. It was the first ceramics organisation in Australia. In 2006, our name was changed to The Australian Ceramics Association to more fully reflect the scope of practice of the members. We are a national, not-for-profit organisation representing the interests of practising potters and ceramicists, students of ceramics and all those interested in Australian ceramics. We actively support and promote quality, specialist ceramics education nationally. T: 1300 720 124

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