Home' The Journal of Australian Ceramics : The Journal of Australian Ceramics 513 Nov 2012 Contents Award has been postponed. Ceramics Victoria
has produced two short videos on how to use
decals with an information session planned for
interested entrants. Hopefully with the extra
time frame the award will attract more entries.
The new dates for the award, to be held at the
Whitehorse Art Space, are 27 June to
3 August 2013.
Sadly budget cuts by the Victorian State
Government have impacted many courses in
Victoria's TAFE Colleges. Visual Art, Design
and Ceramic courses are amongst those under
threat, despite healthy student numbers. Course
co-ordinators are looking at creative ways to
enable them to continue providing the quality of
art education accessed via TAFE institutions. We
must continue to positively support these courses
so the infrastructure is not lost and they can be
fully reinstated in the future.
The Pottery Expo @ Federation Square 2012 will
be held on Sunday December 2 from 10 am to
5.30 pm. Visit and meet the artists on
CAAWA Members Selective Exhibition was held
at ZigZag Gallery, Kalamunda, in July 2012, and
was judged by writer and curator Dr Ric Spencer.
Alison Brown's Tide Line Series won the Kusnik
Award and Mary Wallace's Lotus Tea Set, the
Judge's Award. Highly Commended accolades
went to John Blinco, Njalikwa Chongwe,
Stewart Scambler, Cher Shackleton and Danica
Hale Art Show invited several ceramicists to
participate -- the Scamblers, Amanda Shelsher,
Bev MacMahon, Philippa Gordon, the Zecks, Dee
Jaeger and me (Elaine Bradley).
Alana McVeigh was recently offered a place
at Medalta International Artists' Residency
in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada where she
presented a public lecture on her PhD research.
She spent April and May working with senior
artist-in-residence Les Manning, director Aaron
Nelson, and eleven international artists. Alana's
recent work, Hybrid Luminosity was exhibited
in October at Emerge Art Space, Northbridge.
Stewart Scambler's successful exhibition of
woodfired forms at Gallery East has just ended.
After twenty years, the gallery will soon close
its doors, but continue in a curating/consulting
My workshop on print-on-clay techniques at
The Potter's Market was a full house, as was
Mary Wallace's workshop on porcelain at Perth
Studio Potters. PSP are overjoyed with their kiln
shed, a consequence of four years fundraising, a
$10,000 bequest from former member Yvonne
Cuff, plus Lotteries Commission support.
Fremantle Arts Centre's new ceramics studio has
opened with improved space and equipment
allowing greater opportunities for students to
experiment and learn.
Cher Shackleton drove 700 km north-east to
Sandstone for a raku firing for the Margaret River
artists who travelled north on an adventure. Ian
Dowling attended as co-bus driver and gave a
Adil Writer, ceramicist (and more) from Bombay,
built a dome at the Beehive Montessori School.
Adil, Katrina Chaytor, Merran Esson, Stefan
Jakobs, Royce McGlashen and Fleur Schell
presented 4 Continents Ceramic Exhibition at
The Studio Gallery, Yallingup.
CAAWA's 3-day clayfest, POTober, was a
resounding success at Perth's Central Institute
of Technology. The stellar line up consisted of
Katrina Chaytor, Stefan Jakob, Royce McGlashen,
Malina Monks and Merran Esson, plus WA
talents Ian Dowling, Greg Crowe, Njalikwa
Chongwe, Robyn Lees, Bela Kotai, Cate Cosi,
and Andrea Vinkovic. More on this next issue.
Mary Wallace has recently returned from her
second visit as an invited International Artist at
the Gangjin Celadon Festival in South Korea
where invited artists were given workshops by
some of South Korea's leading professors and
Cultural Treasures. The group also visited the
studios of many of the best potters including a
rare opportunity to meet Shin Sang Ho, described
as South Korea's Picasso.
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