February 2010

by Vicki Grima (Executive Officer, TACA)

The focus for Issue 49/1 is on wood-firing and lustre and, with Rowley Drysdale as guest editor, it is shaping up to be a terrific issue. Copy deadline is 8 February. _Over the last year, the average time spent by visitors to our website, http://www.australianceramics.com, is around 4.25 minutes, with 30,475 visits (up from 24,000 visits in 2008). Unique visitors 20,258; 130 countries/ territories made up those visits – Australia, USA, UK, Canada and China were the top five (22,218 from Australia). The ACD is most popular after the home page, then JAC page, then the online shop. TACA membership numbers as at 1 December 2009 were 566 (up 118 in last 12 months): 375 with insurance, 185 without insurance and 6 life members. 67% take insurance.

At Clay Energy 28 April – 2 May 2010, TACA is hiring the Masonic Hall for the 340 grams exhibition and to also promote membership, subscriptions and back issues etc. We have received over 50 EOI forms for 340 grams exhibition, so that’s shaping up well. Closing date for EOI is 15 February, so entry forms will go out to all those members who have sent their EOI in early March.

New Members:

We welcome these new members:_Mirtha Salas-Astorga, Claudia Citton, Kerry Strauss, Jann Kesby, Elizabeth Blackmore, Walter Auer, Ilona Topolcsanyi, Colin Hopkins, Lone White, Wendy Britton, Anne Braithwaite, Ray Stevenson, Linden Braye, Amanda Ruck, Deborah Burdett, Graeme Ryder, Pattie Murray, Tina Davidson, Sarit Cohen, Lyn McGlade, Judy Walker, Shigeo Shiga, Kerry Davids, Myrna Goodwin, Petra Beckermann and Aedan Harris

Next meeting:

Wed 17 March, 2010, 6.30pm, Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo, Sydney
All members are welcome. Free parking
Dates for 2010: 19 May, 21 July, 15 September (AGM) and 17 November

The Australian Ceramics Association Members’ Exhibition:

340 grams
Opening Friday 30 April, 7.30 – 8.30 am, BBQ breakfast.
Exhibition hours: Thu 29 April: 9am – 4pm, Fri 30 April: 9am – 4pm, Sat 1 May: 9am – 2pm. Sat 1 May: 9am – 2pm.

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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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