• FOCUS: EXPLORING SURFACE This issue includes a luscious range of articles about volcanic glazes, inlay, glaze chemistry and naked raku. We cover two stunning exhibitions in Western Australia, along with an amazing 10-page look at nerikomi with Anne Mossman, rounded off with reports from every corner of Australia. 573 artists: Avi Amesbury, Nanna Bayer, Nerida Bell, Sandra Black, Kevin Boyd, Carmelo Capone, Geoff Crispin, Janet DeBoos, Johanna DeMaine, Nikki Dowdell, Pippin Drysdale, Dorothy Feibleman, Izette Felthun, Simone Fraser, Tom Freeman, Helen Fuller, Marian Giles, Phil Greed, Stephanie Hammill, Su Hanna, Thomas Hoadley, Barry Jackson, Bronwyn Kemp, Bernard Kerr, Narumi li, Jackie Masters, Anne Mossman, Annemieke Mulders, Chester Nealie, Luke O’Connor, Warrick Palmateer, Eloise Rankin, Owen Rye, Yhonnie Scarce, Fleur Schell, Vipoo Srivilasa, Cathe Stack, Sandra Taylor, Geoff Thomas, Wendy Thurgate, Sarah Tracton, Jo Victoria, Larissa Warren and Naoko Yehenara. As always, we will squeeze in as much as we can about Australian ceramics ... the people who use clay, their work and commentary about it. Bursting with inspiring stories, stunning imagery and technical information, the November JAC has your summer reading sorted! Journal cover image: Simone FraserFont Series II, dry glaze, midfired, h.51cm, w.22cm; photo: Greg Piper Published 20 November 2018 Editor: Vicki Grima Editorial Assistant: Bridie Moran Graphic Design: Astrid Wehling