The Australian Ceramics Association fosters a lively, engaged ceramics community throughout Australia.
We publish The Journal of Australian Ceramics, organise nationwide open studio events, support ceramic artists in their studio practice and advocate for excellence in ceramics education and training. We work to spread the excitement and passion of ceramics throughout Australia so that everyone has the opportunity to recognise, experience and value ceramics in their daily lives.
In 1956, The Potters Society of Australia was formed to encourage and foster the development, appreciation and recognition of potters and pottery. It was the first ceramics organisation in Australia. In 2006, our name was changed to The Australian Ceramics Association (TACA) to more fully reflect the scope of practice of the members. We are a national, not-for-profit organisation.
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Established the Potters’ Society of Australia
Published Pottery in Australia Issue No. 1
Members in the growing TACA community!
Renamed The Australian Ceramics Association
Partnered with Manly Art Gallery & Museum for TACA's biennial exhibition
Membership is OPEN TO EVERYONE interested in Australian ceramics – practising professionals, teachers, students, curators, writers and all enthusiasts and supporters of Australian Ceramics. Membership is annual from your date of joining and you can quickly start enjoying our many available MEMBER BENEFITS INSTANTLY >>>
Connect with the Australian ceramics community via our Journal, the Australian Ceramics Directory and Touch Clay Weekly enews.
Join our annual Australian Ceramics Open Studios – open your studio or visit others in the wider Australian ceramics community.
All members receive a subscription to The Journal of Australian Ceramics, published 3 times per year – 1 April, 17 July & 20 November
Enjoy substantial benefits and remember our annual membership fee is tax deductible for teachers and practising professionals.
Supporting the Australian ceramic arts
Learn from other talented ceramicists
Connect via our social media channels
Events & Workshops
Receive exclusive member discounts!
THE JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIAN CERAMICS
3 ISSUES (1-year subscription) of our premium publication – JAC – the essential art and library resource featuring the most up-to-date: – sculptural, functional and conceptual works – clay bodies, treatments, glazes and firing – established and emerging ceramicist profiles – articles, reviews, critiques and analysis – information on college and university courses – upcoming local and interstate events – dedicated exhibition and gallery listings
TOUCH CLAY WEEKLY ENEWS
TACA’s enewsletter, TOUCH CLAY WEEKLY, provides the latest information about events, exhibitions, workshops, grants, national and international opportunities.
AUSTRALIAN CERAMICS OPEN STUDIOS
An annual event held in August at which members around Australia open their studios to the public. Whether you have a well-known or newly established studio, if you are an inner city group, a regional potter or in the suburbs, everyone is welcome to apply.
TACA MEMBERS EXHIBITION
Members are eligible to apply to the biennial exhibition held at Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Sydney; other opportunities include open studios, exhibitions and promotion at national ceramic events.
AUSTRALIAN CERAMICS DIRECTORY
FREE LISTING in the Ceramic Artists Directory, an important national reference for artists, organisations and galleries who specialise in the ceramics market.
TACA MEMBER INSURANCE OPTIONS
SECURE COVER. Group liability policy for potters, ceramic artists or any makers who use clay. The policy has been created for those who sell at markets or through galleries, demonstrate their craft to others, teach groups of up to 20, have studio sales, and/or rent a studio space. Read our INFORMATION HANDOUT or the full LIABILITY INSURANCE POLICY details issued by QBE.