Exhibition 2017

Online Entry Form

"In The Potters Garden"

The Schoolhouse Gallery, Rosny

Members of the Tasmanian Ceramics Association are invited to create work for our upcoming Annual Exhibition, “In the Potters Garden”.

Ceramics has an intimate connection to the garden and natural world. From the raw materials we use, dug from the earth, to the works we make specifically for the outdoors and the ceramic pieces that are inspired to bring the natural world inside.

We ask our members to let their imaginations run wild in creating works that bring nature to ceramics. We encourage all members of the Association, at all levels of experience and expertise, to enter work in this exhibition. It is an opportunity once a year when we can bring together the diversity of the Tasmanian Ceramics Association community to showcase the individual talents of our membership.

Opening Night

Sunday 3rd September 2pm



Tasmanian Ceramics Association Award for Excellence
$600 (cash prize)

Tasmanian Ceramics Association Highly Commended
$200 (cash prize)

Derwent Ceramics Supplies Award for Functional Work
$250 (credit for ceramic materials)

Derwent Ceramics Supplies Award for Sculptural
or Non-Functional Work
$250 (credit for ceramic materials)

Tasmanian Ceramics Association Highly Commended
$200 (cash prize)

Chandlers Award for Best Interpretation of Exhibition Theme
$40 gift voucher from Chandlers

Artery Award for Innovative Use of Materials or Technique - $50 (art materials credit)

This entry form and payment must be received by 5pm Tuesday 29th August

Bump In - 30th August 2017, 12-5 pm 

All work must be contained in a box, clearly labelled with your name and the title of the work.

Bump Out - 27th September 2017, 11-5 pm 


Payment Information

Entry fee includes only one pieces of work (one plinths worth). If you wish to exhibit more than one piece of work please pay the additional fee.

TCA Member one item: $20
three items: $50

Entry payment must be made by close of business Friday 25th of September 2017.

Payment Options

Electronic Transfer:
Name: Tasmanian Ceramics Association
BSB: 807 009 Account #: 51257814
Please note your surname + exhibit in the ref section for payment confirmation (e.g. “Jones Exhibit”)

Cheque or Money Order:
Payment to: Tasmanian Ceramics Association
Post to: PO Box 82, New Town, TAS 7008


Please see Terms and Conditions for further Exhibition information. The following information is required for the exhibition catalogue.

Dimensions (in centimeters):

By submitting this form I agree to comply with the conditions of entry.

Gary Thompson Day and Night New Ceramics Classes.. For the 10 weeks Term from October –December 2017

Gary Thompson Day and Night New Ceramics Classes.. For the 10 weeks Term from October –December 2017

These Classes are for people from ‘Beginners’ to ‘Experienced’, looking at creative outlets for themselves.  Gary T. is a long-term journeyman potter and teacher experienced in developing individual direction and challenges for students in Clay.  Using safe work practices, some of the areas we work in will be hand building techniques, wheelwork ,glazing and decorating.


DAY Class is the Saturday 9am-1pm class beginning on Saturday 14 October and on through the 10 weeks to Saturday 16 December.


NIGHT Class is the Wednesday 5-8pm class beginning Wednesday 18 October and on through the 10 weeks to Wednesday 20 December.


Fees are remaining at $250 for each Class payable at first Class.  Extra charges include those for Firings and purchases of Studio Recycled Clay.


As a participant you will be introduced and encouraged to make full use of our TCA Studio including equipment, storage of your works and facilities for Library Reference, kitchen, toilet and safe parking near the Studio.


For any other information or details you might need, feel easy about contacting Gary at gazcaztas@bigpond.com prior to enrolling.


Stickybeak tour: Lisa Britzman – Campo De Flori


There is nothing as interesting to a ceramist as seeing how other ceramists organise their studios and tackle the challenges and delights of being an artist!

The Tasmanian ceramics Association is delighted to announce an upcoming stickybeak tour to Lisa Britzman’s studio and shop. Lisa combines being a farmer with making ceramics and will share her studio organisation, talk about establishing a business (pitfalls, hints and tips) and may demonstrate some aspects of her work, depending on weather.

The addition of a woodfired pizza lunch adds to the enjoyment! Numbers are limited, so be quick to enrol.

  • When: Sunday 22nd October, 10:30 to end of lunch
  • Where: 184 Lanes Rd, Glen Huon (Easy to find following signs).
  • Cost: $40 which includes a woodfired pizza lunch. Lisa will provide the pizza bases, and participants bring along their own choice of toppings to create their own pizza.
  • Browse: in the Campo de Flori shop for home grown produce as well as Lisa’s range of ceramics.

To enrol: please contact Rachael Parry on r_m_parry@hotmail.com

Payments to be made to:

Account name: Tas Ceramics Association

BSB: 807-007

Acc. No.: 51257814

Please note your Surname and “Campo” as the reference.

Mark Knight Glaze workshop

In this half day workshop, Mark will demonstrate how best to glaze your pots.

He will revisit glaze recipes and how to mix a glaze to achieve consistent results.

Topics to be covered will include application techniques, glaze on glaze, wax resist and brush work.

Firing and record keeping will also be discussed.

Mark will also attempt to answer your questions. Feel free to bring examples of any problem glazes you have.


When: 17th September; 12:00 – 4:00ish

Where: Mark Knight’s studio, 13 Loatta Rd, Lindisfarne (unless numbers are over 10, in which case it may need to shift to the TCA studio)

Cost: $60:00 for members; $80 for non-members


• Lunch to share

• Any glaze problems or successes to share; any glaze questions that you have.


To enrol: please contact Rachael Parry on r_m_parry@hotmail.com

Payments to be made to:

Account name: Tas Ceramics Association

BSB: 807-007

Acc. No.: 51257814

Please note your Surname and “Glaze” as the reference.

China painting and on-glaze decoration for beginners

Run by Alice Hutchison.

This workshop will provide a hands on introduction to the use of china paints, lustres and other onglaze decorative techniques.

Dates: 24th of September and 1st of October.

Time: 10am till 3pm

Cost: $60

Materials needed:

Palette Knife

Paint Brushes (fine, synthetic)

Glazed Tile/glass panel (for pallet)

Fine pointed Calligraphy nib/pen (stainless steel and very hard)

3 Ceramic items to decorate- white preferable, store bought is fine.

Note- This class will be using gum turpentine, if you are allergic please contact  me prior to the date for alternative material.

To enrol please contact Alice Hutchison at aliceh5@utas.edu.au

Memberships Due

Renewed or new Memberships will cover July 31, 2017 to July 31, 2018.
Click on the above title of this post, or “Membership” on the black menu bar above, to fill out and submit the form online.

Please include the word studio after your name if you intend to become a studio member.

All studio members are required to undertake an induction session at an extra cost of $20 in order to be given access to the studio.

Desolata, An exhibition of Ceramics and Scanographs

Kim Foale and Philadelphia Hanson-Viney would like to invite you to the opening of Desolata at the Sidespace Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre,
Friday night 31st March at 6.30 pm.

The exhibition will be opened by Glen Dunn.

Children are very welcome.

Exhibition is open 7 days a week from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm.

“Textures in Clay” – a workshop with Candone Wharton

October 8 -9, TCA studio, Glenorchy H.S.

Candone Wharton

Candone Wharton is a very accomplished ceramic artist with particular expertise in raku firing, wheel-throwing and a unique basket-weave hand-building technique. She conducts workshops all over the U.S. as well as internationally and if you Google her name you’ll be able to see several sites which feature her beautiful work. Continue reading ““Textures in Clay” – a workshop with Candone Wharton”

Tasmanian Ceramics Association Annual General Meeting, Sept 13th, 6:00pm

TCA Studio, Block G, Cosgrove High School Glenorchy

The AGM will be followed by a very short Ordinary General Meeting.

(Please bring along a plate of finger food to share.)

Wanted: great people with good ideas and enthusiasm

we need youLove all things clay and want to be more involved? Always wanted to help in some way? Don’t know much about ceramics but want to learn more? Then join the committee – no previous experience necessary, and it’s a great way to meet other enthusiasts.

Continue reading “Tasmanian Ceramics Association Annual General Meeting, Sept 13th, 6:00pm”

Upcoming Classes

Saturday Adult Ceramics Class

Gary Thompson is back and holding Saturday Adults Ceramics Classes from 9am-1pm for the 10 weeks of School Term 3 2017, beginning on 22 July.  Participants choose their 3 hour session within this time frame.

Our Class will be held at the Tasmanian Ceramics Association Studio, G Block, Cosgrove High School, Main Road, Glenorchy.  There is ample parking near the Studio.  During the classes, you will have full use of all the Studio equipment and facilities.   Tea/coffee access in the kitchen is available for a small cost.

You will be encouraged to work on clay projects that suit and challenge your experience level with 1-1 tuition. Hand building and wheel work demonstrations are part of each session.  Decorating and glazing methods are also part of the safe handling of materials, the vital OH&S practice in Studio.

Recycled studio clay is available at $1 per kg.   For all other clays, tools, brushes etc, I recommend Derwent Ceramic Supplies at 16A Sunderland St, Moonah.

TCA firing costs are extra at $3 per kg for bisque, $3 per kg for earthenware, $3.50 per kg for mid-fire and $3.50 per kg for stoneware.  Gary will take care of firing, packing and unpacking your work from the kilns.

Class begins on Saturday 22 July for the 10 weeks through to Saturday 23 September. There is a Class limit of 10 people.  The class fee of $250 is payable at first lesson to Gary.

To register for this class and to receive enrolment details of your Saturday Adult Ceramics Class please contact Gary via email gazcaztas@bigpond.com