June 2010

by Julie Bartholomew

TACA members’ exhibition, titled 340 grams, was a great success at Clay Energy in Gulgong during April. The breakfast opening attracted early risers and those who may have wandered from the pub after a night of festivities while catching up with old friends and colleagues. Apart from many excellent talks and demonstrations, particularly from Ken Yonetani, Louise Boscacci and Torbjørn Kvasbø, Janet’s Gulgong event was a fantastic opportunity to reconnect with ceramic practitioners and enthusiasts. Janet Mansfield always states that this is the last event but I am sure everyone hopes they will continue for many years to come.

Ilona Romule from Riga, Latvia is giving a workshop on Sunday 9 June. Ilona works in fine porcelain and is a brilliant onglaze enamel painter. The workshop takes place at the Newington Armory, Olympic Park. Caterina Pacialeo is also offering two more Art of Photography workshops in September.


After our last General Meeting on Wednesday 19 May, Allan Baptist talked about his new self-published book on Ivan Englund. Allan’s stories about Ivan’s life were spell binding. Ivan was certainly a unique character and a potter with an extraordinary knowledge of clay, glazes, building kilns and firing. His contribution to Australian ceramics is significant and warmly acknowledged through Allan Baptist’s research and publication.

Many thanks to our fearless editor Vicki and the wonderful Ashley for organising the TACA members’ 340 grams exhibition and for representing the Journal and Association for five days during the Gulgong event.

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday 21 July at the Powerhouse where I will talk about my Asialink Residency in Taiwan.

Announcing 2 new TACA workshops:

The Art of Photographing Ceramics 1 + 2: Two one-day workshops with Caterina Pacialeo. Attend one or both!

Sat 4 Sept: The Art of Photographing Ceramics 1 – The Basics; Sun 5 Sept: The Art of Photographing Ceramics 2 – The Detail; 10am – 5pm; $170 per person per day (members of TACA $150 p.p.p.d.); Morning and afternoon tea provided. Participants are required to bring their own cameras, and 2 – 3 pieces of work. For more information and bookings: The Australian Ceramics Association, T: 1300 720 124; F: 02 9369 3742; E: mail@australianceramics.com

TACA goes to market:

The Australian Ceramics Association (TACA) has booked 10 stalls at Eveleigh Artisans Market (EAM) for 7 November 2010. The team at EAM is giving the November market a ceramics focus at our request. Participation is open to members of TACA who hold Public and Product Liability Insurance. For details on what is required for an EXPRESSION OF INTEREST, please go to http://www.australianceramics.com, and click on TACA GOES TO MARKET!!!, or call 1300 720 124 and we will email or post you the details. EOI is required by Friday 30 July, 2010. To find out more about EAM go to www.eveleighmarket.com.au


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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