Vol 54 No 1, April 2015
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).
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FOCUS: CERAMICS IS POLITICAL
THE ETHICS OF DIGGING UP CLAY
GLAZES FOR BEGINNERS
In this issue we look at ceramics from a political perspective: the provenance of materials, activism, and even the politics of Instagram. Madeleine Thornton-Smith examines notions of value and visual artists′ labour in Real Job. Yul Scarf looks at clay in early colonial Australia – its links to unceded settlement, industry and architected theft. Kate Jones does some deep looking, and grapples with the complexity of material provenance and connection to country, in a love letter. We also have Owen Rye going technical covering glazing for beginners, and Pattie Beerens talks to people from around the world about what it might mean to have a relationship with an inanimate natural material (clay).