The Journal of Australian Ceramics

Archived since Vol 1 No 1, May 1962 Complete Archive Three times a year
184 issues
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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The materials that we work with hold a huge amount of meaning, but they also ask many questions. Our theme for this issue of The Journal of Australian Ceramics is MATERIAL EDUCATION, and our contributors have contemplated earnestness and value, materials, people, communication, and much more. We dive into education through embodiment, place, and technique, consider legacy and responsibility, trace our materials back in time and location, and look into algorithm changes. This issue also includes our national education survey. The question of who has access to ceramic education, where, and how, lingers. Accessibility and what we want for the future are important questions of our time. 

Featured in JAC 632: Tyza Hart, Sturt, Woodfiring Education, The Torch, Ceramic Practice Online, Sarah Christie, Coomaditchie, TABLED exhibition review, Sue Peachey, Steph Wallace, The Material Provenance Project, Bismuth, David Walker interviewed, Yuro Cuchor, Nathan Nhan, Clay Gulgong, NATSIAA, Tracy McDowall, Bruce Nuske, Mish Meijers, Juyeon Kim, Juliet Tang, and tributes to Barry Singleton and Jane Burns AM.

Subjects: Applied Art, Art, Ceramics, Culture

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  • First Issue: Vol 1 No 1, May 1962
  • Latest Issue: Vol 63 No 2, July 2024
  • Issue Count: 184
  • Published: Three times a year