The Journal of Australian Ceramics

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Archived since Vol 54 No 1, April 2015

19 issues

The Journal of Australian Ceramics (JAC) is Australia’s most widely read tri-annual contemporary ceramics magazine. Formerly known as Pottery in Australia (PIA), the magazine was first published in May 1962 (Vol 1, No 1).

The JAC is a 128–160 page, full colour, contemporary ceramics journal. It is a valuable resource for professional and amateur ceramicists, teachers and students at all levels, galleries, arts administrators, curators, buyers and collectors. It 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.

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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).

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  • First Issue: Vol 54 No 1, April 2015
  • Latest Issue: Vol 60 No 1, April 2021
  • Issue Count: 19
  • Page Count: 2,828
  • Published: Tri-annually

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