Blogs & Articles

Ceramic Arts Queensland publishes many articles on the ceramic arts in its Quarterly Bulleting and fortnightly Flash news-letters.

Here is a selection of those articles along with reports from our Toolkit Workshops and other articles of interest to those interested in the ceramic arts.

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Published: May 31, 2019
I was fortunate enough to be able to be present at the opening on 11 May of artist, Dan Elbourne’s exhibition, Deathgate.…
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Published: May 31, 2019
How did the people of Hobart respond to the event? The Triennale was well-supported by local galleries, TMAG, UTAS and those further…
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Published: May 31, 2019
We were very fortunate to have Mollie Bosworth talk about her stunning decorative techniques, for while she has been using and experimenting…
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Published: May 31, 2019
At the closing session of the recent Australian Ceramics Triennale in Hobart, 1-4 May 2019, the 700 strong audience was invited to…
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Published: May 31, 2019
I’d like to start with a caveat as such - I don’t profess to being a professional photographer, but like all potters,…
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Published: May 31, 2019
Every pottery picture tells a story. An essential part of that storytelling is the composition or relationship between the elements within a…
Published: May 31, 2019
Somewhere down the track, you may need to make something to a particular size. And knowing that clay shrinks quite a bit,…
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Published: February 28, 2019
Planning a ceramics studio conversion needs some careful thought. A two-car garage under a suburban home has to be converted into a…
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Published: February 28, 2019
Here’s the good news. You have finally gotten most of your pots through all the stages of firing, and there they are,…
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Published: February 28, 2019
It’s important to remember that in the internet age, your ceramic artworks have two existences. The first is the actual object: it…
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Published: February 28, 2019
Recent glaze research work in the US by both Matt Katz and Sue McLeod looks at the use of Boron as a…
Published: February 28, 2019
How to save money and give your ceramic art that unique touch. When a wide range of commercial glazes are available for…
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Published: February 28, 2019
The Triennale is Australia’s landmark national ceramics conference, bringing artists, educators, theorists and collectors from around the country, and the world, together…
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Published: February 28, 2019
In Instagram, images that “pop-out” is the term for photographs that reach out and grab the attention of users for that 100…
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Published: February 28, 2019
Pricing your pottery is always a vexed issue, that never seems to get more comfortable. Markets and tastes are ever-changing, so is…
Published: November 30, 2018
On Thursday the 25 October 2018, Visual Art students at Aspley State High School participated in a Raku Firing workshop with the…
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Published: November 30, 2018
Capitalism treats every place and its inhabitants as a generic resource. As a result, the sleek shiny plastic baubles that are instantly…
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Published: November 30, 2018
Monte Lupo Arts is a ceramics based art studio established in 1991, inspired by the small pottery village in Tuscany. The studio…
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Published: November 30, 2018
This article looks at the intersecting concepts of function, form and fine-art in ceramics as a way of understanding the way makers…
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Published: November 30, 2018
To gain any insight in contemporary Ceramic practice in our society as it stands at present, it is first necessary to look…
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Published: November 30, 2018
Painting with coloured clay water: Terra sigillata or ‘Terra Sig’ if you are a cool dude or can’t spell, is not that…
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Published: August 31, 2018
While the individual accomplishment of the pottery is considerably varied the number of potters identified demonstrates, unequivocally, how thoroughly Harvey School ceramics…
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Published: August 31, 2018
Raku is a method of firing pottery that is quick, inexpensive and spectacular! Originating in 16th Century Japan and now practised all…
Published: August 31, 2018
The presenters of the 2018 Ceramic Arts Queensland Ian Currie Memorial Lecture knew Ian Currie well. Both Paul Davis and Jacqueline Clayton…
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Published: August 31, 2018
As a business person, I often look at potters with a mixture of profound respect and utter bemusement. How can anyone spend…
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Published: June 06, 2018
Mother daughter team Charlie and Mieke Proost - De Deyne developed a successful pottery business that sells pottery, coffee and pottery classes.…
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Published: June 05, 2018
Ceramic Arts Queensland members have been following the progress of Su Brown and Wallace Rockhole Pottery for a number of years now.…
Published: June 05, 2018
Basic kiln technology has been relatively slow to change. The fundamental things a kiln has to do - applying heat-work to clay…
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Published: June 05, 2018
According to the comprehensice Artist In Residence (AIR) database in Japan AIR_j.info, there are several AIR business models dedicated to ceramic arts.…
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Published: June 04, 2018
Emere Can uses the 3D printed ceramic as base form and then adds to it by hand to “transform the artificial forms…
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Published: June 04, 2018
For many artists, the process for producing their work is often as important as the final outcome. At the other extreme there…
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Published: June 04, 2018
The industrial machine is a black box between designers and users. It is an imaginary border dividing craft and design. The works…
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Published: March 08, 2018
Mostly self taught, Mollie Bosworth completed a Diploma of Art (ceramics) at the Australian National University in 2003. She has won several…
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Published: September 10, 2017
The judge for the 2017 Siliceous Competition, Greg Daly, praised the high standard of entries this year. With over 30 entries in…
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Published: September 10, 2017
The 2017 Siliceous Entries were judged by Greg Daly in August.  Here is the winner, the highly commended entries and the two…
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Published: September 10, 2017
Stunning, high-quality entries for 2017 Member's Exhibition This year's Member's Exhibition produced some remarkable work from the members of Ceramic Arts Queensland. …
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Published: August 13, 2017
The 2017 Siliceous competition featured a very high standard of entries. Competition judge Greg Daly said that choosing the winner was particularly difficult…
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Published: July 20, 2017
Chester Nealie introduced three potters from Kyoto Japan - Aki Katayama, Kasumi Ueba and American Derek Larsen. Pottery made in Kyoto is…
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Published: July 10, 2017
One of the first International Artist to arrive at Cooroy for the Smoke on the Water Woodfirers Conference was Shirobey Kobayashi. Shirobey…
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Published: June 22, 2017
Influential Queensland Woodfirers: a tribute exhibition The spark that ignited an explosion in the studio potters’ movement of the early 60s has…
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Published: June 09, 2017
We have recently added the Glazy online ceramic glaze database to our new website.  Glazy has been developed by an American "geek-potter"…
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Published: May 31, 2017
My style is elegant simplicity focusing on materials and shapes and highlighting their beauty, providing a canvas for chefs and home cooks…
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Published: May 01, 2017
TOOLKIT #1 Anna-Marie Wallace, Made OF Australia RUNNING A SUCCESSFUL CERAMIC MANUFACTURING BUSINESS Sunday 19 February 2017 Anna-Marie Wallace began her workshop by thanking the…
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Published: February 05, 2017
With hard work and crowd-funding finance, Su Brown made a difference to the lives of an indigenous community in Wallace Rockhole. The…
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Published: February 05, 2017
Following my article “Gas Kiln Regulations and Compliance” in the August issue of the CAQ Bulletin, I followed it up with meetings…
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Published: February 05, 2017
Bill Powell spent a month in the French pottery town of Vallauris, an extraordinary place where ceramics have been made since ancient…
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Published: February 05, 2017
It’s Brisbane on Sunday at 9 am on a warm spring morning. Opening the door to the Royal Queensland Art Society (RQAS)…
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Published: February 05, 2017
A self-employed creative. A respected poet with a penchant for deep simplicity. A lauded ceramicist with a distinctive range of commercial, exhibition…
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At the Morningside School of Arts on Sunday 30 April, Ceramic Arts Qld volunteers demonstrated how it’s done to an inquisitive crowd of…
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Published: November 30, -0001
On a warm Brisbane morning more than twenty five potters gathered in the courtyard of the Brisbane Institute of Art. They came…
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Published: November 30, -0001
Somchai Charoen is a Thai born ceramic artist based in Sydney who has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Trained in industrial ceramic…