TACA Board met on Friday 5 June 2020 on the Zoom platform.

Thank you to everyone who gave us feedback through the TACA Members’ Survey. More than half of our membership responded. This will help us review and plan the services we offer, our communications with you, and what you would like us to do.

We wish to acknowledge the wonderful service given by Dennis Woollam, TACA’s accountant, who is leaving after 36 years with the organisation. He has generously given his time and expertise as the organisation has changed and evolved from the Potters Society of Australia to The Australian Ceramics Association. In particular he guided  TACA through the formation of the Australian Ceramics Triennale Ltd. We thank Dennis for his dedicated contribution.

The office has been as busy as ever despite Covid-19, with two staff working remotely. Some restructuring of staff tasks will occur as we move to outsource our bookkeeping administration.

It is very exciting that the Australian Design Centre was successful in receiving funding for The Journal of Australian Ceramics 60th-year touring exhibition project. We will begin discussions and planning soon on activities associated with the exhibition.

It was decided to postpone the Australian Ceramics Open Studios 2020 to 21 and 22 November due to the slow response and the uncertainty of Covid-19 restrictions if it were to go ahead in August. This creates an opportunity to trial the event later in the year closer to Christmas and, for those in the south, during warmer weather!