And a second Fundraiser for Australian Artists who have lost everything in the fires

Help rebuild a pottery workshop, studio and home

Please help Steve Harrison and Janine King, our two friends and teachers, to rebuild their pottery workshop. After working tirelessly these last weeks to protect their beloved property, they have unfortunately lost both their pottery workshop and studio to the bush fires that have ravaged the village of Balmoral. Luckily, they managed to save the house, but any donation you make will help them rebuild the space they use for their livelihood and where we have spent so many special times creating and sharing with them.

Support the fundraiser HERE.

upcoming symposium: Made in Australia

Come and celebrate the Society’s 40th Anniversary at our three days Australiana symposium, “Made in Australia”. We have a fantastic line up of speakers including Stephen Bowers (contemporary Australian ceramic artist), John Hawkins (QLD opals in Australian jewellery) and Julian Bickersteth (conservation of Australian furniture). Richard Neville, Mitchell Librarian and Director of Education & Scholarship from the State Library of NSW will be talking about the library’s collection and showcasing its treasures. There will also be presentations from curators and our members.

Come and hear about contemporary ceramics, colonial and mid-century modern Australian furniture, convict artists, goldfields jewellery, female woodcarvers, china painting and pottery, quilts, conservation of important furniture, ceremonial maces, Queensland opals in jewellery and much more!

Full details and registration HERE.

Australian Ceramics Open Studios 2019

Sat 17 & Sun 18 August 2019, 10am – 4pm
Unearth your local potter here!

Australian Ceramics Open Studios (ACOS) is an annual nationwide weekend held event that celebrates clay, community and creativity. Hosted by The Australian Ceramics Association, 170 ceramics studios – including many in and around Australia’s capital cities and regional centres – open their doors to offer insight, practical demonstrations and the chance to take home a handmade piece.