The Journal of Australian Ceramics – Volume 60, Number 1, April 2021. 128 pages, full colour.
CERAMICS IS POLITICAL
THE ETHICS OF DIGGING UP CLAY
GLAZES FOR BEGINNERS
Editor Vicki Grima says: “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). This bumper 160-page issue is full to the brim! As always, we squeeze in as much as we can with fascinating articles from every corner of the country”.
The Journal of Australian Ceramics | Australia’s most widely read tri-annual contemporary ceramics magazine, JAC is a valuable resource for professional and amateur ceramicists, students, galleries, arts administrators, curators, buyers and passionate collectors. Formerly known as Pottery in Australia (PIA), the magazine was first published in May 1962 (Vol 1, No 1). In 2012 JAC celebrated its 50th Anniversary.
Published three times per year in both digital and print formats, JAC 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.