ABOUT TACA

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
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Published Pottery in Australia Issue No. 1
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Members in the growing TACA community!
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Renamed The Australian Ceramics Association
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Launched australianceramicscommunity.com
Manly Art Gallery & Museum : MAG&M

Partnered with Manly Art Gallery & Museum for TACA's biennial exhibition

WHY JOIN?

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 >>>

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.

BE PART OF THE TACA COMMUNITY

  • JOIN the peak organisation representing Australian Ceramics via our online shop or APPLY ONLINE HERE. For more information please call us on 1300 720 124, or email mail@australianceramics.com

    LOOKING FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU!

TACA BOARD 2016/2017

Meetings

The Australian Ceramics Association is managed by a voluntary board elected by the members at the AGM held in September.

All members are encouraged to contribute to the planning and realising of Association events.

TACA members can express an interest to the Board in joining a sub-committee (exhibition, events, workshops, education).

TACA board meetings are held at regular intervals throughout the year. If you would like to attend, please contact the board by email mail@australianceramics.com

A special welcome is extended to country, interstate or international visitors, in Sydney, who would like to attend.

The Australian Ceramics Association 2016/2017 Board

Shannon Garson (President): shannongarson72 [at] gmail.com
Lou McCallum: lou_mccallum [at] yahoo.com.au
Sharyn Brown: colouredclay [at] yahoo.com.au
Holly Macdonald: holly.jrmacdonald [at] gmail.com
Greg Crowe: gjcrowe [at] hotmail.com

Secretary: Vicki Grima, mail@australianceramics.com

Editor/E.O. : Vicki Grima, mail@australianceramics.com

Auditor: Dennis Woollam; dennis.woollam [at] gmail.com

COMMITTEE NEWS & AGM UPDATES

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