The Journal of Australian Ceramics (JAC) is Australia’s most widely read tri-annual contemporary ceramics magazine. Formerly known as Pottery in Australia (PIA), the magazine was first published in May 1962 (Vol 1, No 1).
The JAC is a 128–160 page, full colour, contemporary ceramics journal. It is a valuable resource for professional and amateur ceramicists, teachers and students at all levels, galleries, arts administrators, curators, buyers and collectors. It contains artist profiles, commentary and critical essays, exhibition and book reviews, information on tertiary ceramic education, workshop reports, technical advice, suppliers, new products, exhibition and gallery listings.
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FOCUS: REMEDY & REPAIR
The resonance of the theme REMEDY & REPAIR with the times we are living in feels both urgent and complex. In clay there is immense strength and inherent fragility, and our creative histories, making traditions, and futures seem very much to call for remedy and repair. In this issue Lauren Kalman’s body of research leaves us both cradled and bruised, while Madeleine K. Snow dives into Kara Wood’s practice, which keeps the importance of protest front of mind. We see provenance examined through acute questions on collecting practices; community and culture combined in clay with Grace Dlabik; and satisfying technical articles on marbled pottery from Beste Ogan, and kiln construction from Suvira McDonald.