Award Winners – 47th Annual Members’ Exhibition 2019 – Diversity

The 47th Annual Members’ Exhibition Diversity opened on Sunday and will run until 19 May.  Thank you to Ben Richardson from Ridgeline Pottery and Pat Cleveland who was a leading light at Handmark Gallery for taking the time to come and be the Judges for this year’s exhibition.  Diversity was an apt theme as our membership covers a wide range of ceramic practitioners.  Thank you to Carolyn Canty for opening this exhibition and all of our members who contributed the diverse range of ceramic works.  Each year the exhibition would not be possible without the Association’s Committee, especially Robin Roberts who is our Workshop Co-Ordinator.  Thank you for your efforts Robin.
We are delighted to officially announce the winners in each of the categories.
Congratulations to the Award Winners and to all our members who contributed their work to Diversity.
Robin Roberts

Award for Excellence

Robin Roberts for The Long and the Short of it

$600 cash prize sponsored by the Tasmanian Ceramics Association



Lisa Wise

Award for Sculptural or Non-Functional Work

Lisa Wise for Genesis

$250 Ceramic Supplies credit sponsored by Derwent Ceramic Supplies



Isaac Patmore

Award for Functional Work

Isaac Patmore for Flight Recorder

$250 Ceramic Supplies credit sponsored by Derwent Ceramic Supplies



Anna Williams

Highly Commended for Non-Functional Work

Anna Williams for Rolling

$200 cash prize sponsored by the Tasmanian Ceramics Association



Bronwyn Clarke

Highly Commended Functional Work

Bronwyn Clarke for Tea for 2, 4 or 6

$200 cash prize sponsored by the Tasmanian Ceramics Association


Tobi Pedersen

Award for Innovative use of Materials or Technique

Tobi Pedersen for The Heart of the Matter

$50 voucher for art materials sponsored by Artery


Sarina Dutton

John Watson Award for Humour in Clay

Sarina Dutton for Undocumented Species

$200 cash prize sponsored by the Tasmanian Ceramics Association

Diversity – The 47th Annual Members’ Exhibition

The Mayor of Clarence Ald Doug Chipman invites you to the opening of
Diversity: Tasmanian Ceramics Association

Continuing a dynamic tradition started in 1972 the Tasmanian Potters Society, now the Tasmanian Ceramics Association (TCA), has mounted vibrant successful annual exhibitions of ceramic art, without fail, every year for 45 years. The highlight of the year for the TCA is the annual members’ exhibition where an outstanding display of Tasmanian clay innovation, resourcefulness and creativity is brought together in one place to delight the viewer and inspire creativity within the arts community. It aims to raise the profile of clay as a means of creative expression. It encourages, supports, grows membership and fosters participation by members to exhibit commendable examples of their current work.

Part of the exhibition program of

To be opened at 2.00pm Sunday 28th April 2019
with guest speaker Carolyn Canty

Schoolhouse Gallery at Rosny Farm Arts Centre
Rosny Hill Rd
Rosny Park
03 6217 9607

Exhibition continues until 19th May
Gallery Hours 11am – 5pm Wed to Sun

Image: Anna Williams

Beneath the Surface

Off Centre’s Microgallery, Salamanca Place, Hobart

27 April – 9th May

Slipcast and pinched porcelain are the work of Kim Foale and Jude Maisch, members of Off Centre collective.

Jude Maisch

Maisch’s work depicts her fascination with what lies beneath the surface of the ocean. Her love of the decorative surface of seashells is evident with the intricate decoration and hand pinched forms. It is the knowledge that coral bleaching and ocean acidification are leading to mass extinctions that is her primary concern. In appreciating what we have, but may stand to lose completely, we may be motivated to act to attempt to halt the effects of climate change further.

Kim Foale

Foale has long been fascinated by all that lies beneath the surface, both socially and environmentally.  Autistic children, female children especially, learn to mask from an early age, to pretend to be Allistic in order to pass in a society built by and for Allistic Neurotypicals. Symbols are a recurring theme in Foale’s work and the use of the cross, references an authoritarian Catholic education in the seventies, a nod to Neil Gaiman’s delightfully creepy story Coraline, and a stark personal reminder that one disabled person is killed in Australia by a carer or family member every three months.

My Place: Different Space – Bronwyn Clarke

Bronwyn Clarke’s exhibition, My Place: Different Space, is now on at Artefacts Gallery, Salamanca Place in Hobart in conjunction with the Australian Ceramics Triennale.

“Glazing always presents a challenge for me whether I am choosing it for my functional ware or making choices for special effects on my signature pieces. My wheel thrown tall forms are mostly made from wild-clay dug from the surrounds of my studio at Deep Bay, in the Huon Valley, Tasmania. I have approached these elongated forms as a painter would a blank canvas.  I apply my layered glazes to create imaginative vistas.  My palette is a search to replicate the colours of the local landscape and capture the magic of the Deep Bay sunsets. Imagine you are walking through a forest with layered cloudscapes above and you will understand the inspiration for these works.”

Open Studio – Potters Croft

Potters Croft Open Studio Day

Sunday 5 May from 10am to 4pm

There is an upcoming open day at Potters Croft to view and purchase pots made by Tim and Tammy Holmes.  The gallery, studio and kiln will be open for inspection. Pots from the first 3 firings in the new kiln will be on display.

Potters Croft is the home of potters Tim & Tammy Holmes.  In recent times they have re-established the wood burning kiln and are making pots again.  It has been a long break since they last made pots but the passion has not diminished.

Potters Croft
1 Arthur Highway, Dunalley, Tasmania


A exhibition of contemporary Tasmanian ceramics showcasing the dynamic practices of four diverse ceramicists who work collectively at the Tasmanian Ceramics Association Studio in Glenorchy.
Moonah Arts Centre 

Friday 12 Apr – Saturday 4 May 2019

Margot Butler
Margot Butler, Alice Hutchison, Anthea Rogerson and Lisa Wise represent inter-generational perspectives in the contemporary art-craft culture of Tasmania.  Each artist’s practice is deeply rooted in handmade sculptural and functional ceramics. Their work navigates personal narratives of the natural landscape, current sociological questions and intimate spaces. Evident in all their work is a shared passion for their studio – the site of their creative making process.


Anthea Rogerson


The exhibition Making is displayed in conjunction with the Australian Ceramics Triennale Holding Space Making Place, taking place in Hobart 1 – 4 May 2019.


Alice Hutchison



Saturday 27 April @ 1pm

Lisa Wise


Join the exhibiting artists for Conversations.   This is a free, casual event where you can meet artists currently exhibiting at MAC and hear more about the stories behind their work.  Lisa Wise will be giving a demonstration in the basic principles of slip-casting and Alice Hutchison will be giving a demonstration of throwing on the potters wheel.  Both of these techniques were used to make their ceramic pieces for this exhibition.


Featured Image: Lisa Wise, Barren, 2018, Porcelain. Photo: Lisa Wise




An exhibition featuring the ceramics of :-

Bernadine Alting, Nick Bryce, Carol Buissink, Robin-Mary Calvert, Heather Creet, Christine Crisp, Lynn Hasenkam, Eve Howard, Robert Ikin, Mark Knight, Kate Larby, Melissa McCrum, Dawn Oakford, Julie Perry, Robin Roberts, Rynne Tanton, Richard Whitaker and Anna Williams.

Saturday 4th May 2019 at 6.30pm

Lady Franklin Gallery, Lenah Valley

The exhibition continues until 26th May 2019

Open weekends 11.00am – 4.00pm (week days by appointment – 0421 082 568)

FIRE TALES – curated by Dawn Oakford – brings together 18 ceramic artists from around Tasmania to share the stories inherent in the ceramic sculptures and/or vessels that they make. The narrative of certain works may lie in how the piece has been made and the particular materials used. Other works may be more expressive in that they convey a specific story of particular interest to the maker.

This evocative exhibition presents ceramic processes such as wheel throwing, hand-building, slip-casting, & a variety of decorating and glazing styles that have been imaginatively and skilfully used in the telling of each artist’s personal “fire tale”.

 FIRE TALES is part of the Australian Ceramics Triennale exhibition programme and will be open to visitors and delegates on May 1st – 4th from 11am to 4pm. More information about the Australian Ceramics Triennale is available at

2019 TCA Workshops

2019 promises to be an exciting year for ceramics in Tasmania, and alongside the events happening for the Australian Ceramics Triennale, we are working hard at TCA to deliver an interesting and diverse program of workshops and studio visits.

Our aim is to get out and about as much as possible, exploring the creative places that ceramicists work, checking out some unique collections, increasing knowledge and skills by investigating interesting techniques and facilitating discussion on professional development topics.

Please refer to the TCA website for details of workshops as they are added during the year. We are also happy to promote workshops that TCA members are running. Please contact us with the details if you’d like to be included on our website.

Please refer to the Workshops tab for details of this year’s workshop program

We hope that you’ll find something of interest in the program, which will continue to evolve over the year. We are also happy to take suggestions for topics if there is something you’ve always wanted to learn about, somewhere you’d love to visit or would like to offer to facilitate a workshop.

We’d love to know more about what our members are interested in gaining from the workshop program, so would very much appreciate if you are able to fill in our very short survey (5 minutes we promise!) by 31 March 2019. Otherwise you can email us any time at

You can link to the short survey here:

We hope to see you at some of our events this year.


Sophie and Tobi

TCA Workshop Coordinators




2019 Annual Members’ Exhibition

27th April to 13th May

Exhibition Theme: Diversity
Exhibition Venue:  Schoolhouse Gallery, Rosny Farm
Drop off date for your entries at the gallery:  Wednesday/Thursday 17/18 April
Exhibition Opening and Presentation of Awards: Sunday 28 April 2pm


Conditions of entry

  • You must be a financial member of the Tasmanian Ceramics Association
  • Members (new/lapsed) who join now will have a special extension until 30 June 2020 for the annual membership fee of $50
  • Members can enter up to 3 works or sets of work

The fee for entries will be

  • $20 for one entry
  • $40 for 2 entries
  • $50 for 3 entries


This year the 47th Annual Members’ Exhibition is earlier than usual to coincide
with the Australian Ceramics Triennale which will be held in Hobart 1 – 4 May 2019.
During this time Hobart will be host to larger than usual numbers of international, national and local clay enthusiasts. This is a wonderful opportunity for our members to show the world what we can do in Tasmania!

TCA members are invited to make a special effort to submit works for this exhibition.

Robin Roberts
Exhibition Coordinator