Opportunity for a Ceramicist to be part of the Off Centre Collective

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AN OPPORTUNITY:

A share is available for  a ceramicist in Off Centre Inc. in Salamanca Arts Centre.

In one of the best positions in the Salamanca Art Centre, Off Centre (established in 2000) is a collective of 10 partners who share the rent and running of the business.

Information about this share can be obtained by emailing gallery@offcentre.net.au Information is also available in Off Centre, on the ground floor of the Salamanca Arts Centre. It is open every day from 10-5.

Interested ceramicists need to send information about their ceramics experience or leave an expression of interest at the desk.

Annual Exhibiton

Asylum

Asylum

ANNUAL EXHIBITION NOVEMBER 4 – 15 2015

Official Opening 6pm Friday the 6th of November

‘Asylum’ is the theme of the 43rd annual exhibition of ceramic art staged by the TCA since its inception in 1972.

DROP OFF WORK to the Sidespace on Tuesday the 3rd of November from
10 am to 1 pm. (unless prior arrangements have been made)

ALL WORK TO BE COLLECTED from the Sidespace –
Monday 16th Nov 9 am to 12 pm

Asylum;

1. An institution for the care of people, especially those with physical or mental impairments, who require organized supervision or assistance.
2. A place offering protection and safety; a shelter.
3. A place, such as a church, formerly constituting an inviolable refuge for criminals or debtors.
4. The protection afforded by a sanctuary.
5. Protection and immunity from extradition granted by a government to a political refugee from another country.

The TCA will invite members to exhibit to the theme of ‘Asylum’. Artists are requested to respond to the theme and may make a number of approaches dependant on their relationship and connection with the theme.
The overall premise of the exhibit is for the ceramic artist to communicate emotions or ideas around ‘asylum’.
Artists works will be accompanied by an Artist’s Statement, which will present the fundamental underpinning of the piece and its significance and/or representation.
The exhibition will be displayed on plinths, the floor and walls of the gallery.

 Note*  The committee asks that exhibitors please not share any images of their exhibition works on  any social media platforms (facebook instagram, tumblr, twitter etc) or personal websites prior to judging

Entry Form is Available to download HERE

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and can be emailed to enquiries@tasmanianceramics.com

Glaze Workshop with Mark Knight

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There are a number of new members using our studio, who are ready to step up to the next level with their ceramics, and a proper appreciation and knowledge of glaze theory is critical for your future development.

Mark Knight an experienced studio potter has formulated a hands on glaze workshop that is ideal for beginners. This three part workshop, conducted over 3 days, will introduce you to all the skills needed to go forth and create fabulous glazes of your own.

Over the first 2 days you will learn:

•    How to weigh, mix and sieve glaze

•    How to apply glaze to a test tile you make yourself in the first workshop and to achieve         the most results from the one test

•    An easy line blending technique to show how one glaze may have many variations

You will need:

•    Your own stoneware clay

•    Small lidded bucked/ice cream container

•    Dust mask

•    Underglaze pencil (optional) or fine paintbrush

On a third afternoon there will be a short discussion about the fired results.

All recipes will be shared to provide a folio of glazes and each participant will have a complete set of test tiles.

Dates: 10th and 31st of October  with a 9 am start, with the third day to be decided by participants

Cost: $40 for members $75 for non Members

We need 10 participants for this course to go ahead, otherwise we will reschedule to early next year.

please register your interest by emailing Kim Foale at @enquiries@tasmanianceramics.com

Annual Exhibition. Asylum

Asylum

ANNUAL EXHIBITION NOVEMBER 3 – 16 2015

Official Opening 6pm Friday the 6th of November

‘Asylum’ is the theme of the 43rd annual exhibition of ceramic art staged by the TCA since its inception in 1972.

Asylum;

1. An institution for the care of people, especially those with physical or mental impairments, who require organized supervision or assistance.
2. A place offering protection and safety; a shelter.
3. A place, such as a church, formerly constituting an inviolable refuge for criminals or debtors.
4. The protection afforded by a sanctuary.
5. Protection and immunity from extradition granted by a government to a political refugee from another country.

The TCA will invite members to exhibit to the theme of ‘Asylum’. Artists are requested to respond to the theme and may make a number of approaches dependant on their relationship and connection with the theme.
The overall premise of the exhibit is for the ceramic artist to communicate emotions or ideas around ‘asylum’.
Artists works will be accompanied by an Artist’s Statement, which will present the fundamental underpinning of the piece and its significance and/or representation.
The exhibition will be displayed on plinths, the floor and walls of the gallery.

 Note*  The committee asks that exhibitors please not share any images of their exhibition works on  any social media platforms (facebook instagram, tumblr, twitter etc) or personal websites prior to judging

Entry Form is Available to download HERE  => Asylum Entry Form

Robert Sanderson Throwing Demonstration Sunday 13th September

Hello everyone we are very pleased to be able to offer an unexpected and delightful add on to our workshop on Sunday the 13th of September.

Robert Sanderson will be giving a brief talk about himself and his work and then he shall give us a throwing demonstration – throwing off the hump. Robert will also be altering thrown forms by impressing – as described and illustrated on pages 57-59 of Coll’s Impressed and Incised book.

If there is time and people are interested Robert will also give a talk on contemporary international wood-fired ceramics.

For those of you who have already signed up to Coll Minogue’s two day workshop this is included in your fee.

For the throwers out there who would like to come along to this demonstration there is a small charge of $25 per head and numbers will be limited because of space constraints in the studio so I suggest that you book in quickly via return email.

Please arrive at the studio at 12.45 pm on Sunday the 13th of September for a 1 pm start.

Warm Regards
Kim Foale

Studio News

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TCA STUDIO OPEN EVERY THURSDAY

As Alby is away in sunny Queensland, the studio will be this week opened by TCA President Kim Foale until 6pm.

Next week the Thursday Open Studio will be back to normal hours as Alby takes over.

FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH OPEN STUDIO

The First Friday of the Month Open Studio will NOT be happening this month because I will be opening up the studio on Thursday instead, so if you want to pop into the studio on Thursday Afternoon for some clay company, that would be nice. Next month the First Friday Open Studio will be held as normal from 10 -1 pm on the 2nd of October

WELCOME DINNER ON THE 11th

The Welcome Dinner with the Irish Potters is scheduled for Friday night the 11th of September, somewhere in North Hobart, if you would like to come along to dinner with us can you please let me know by this Friday the 4th of September so that I can book a table somewhere. You can email me at enquiries@tasmanianceramics.com

Warm Regards
Kim Foale

 

Two Day Weekend Workshop in September. 12th and 13th

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Impressed and Incised.

Irish Potters Coll Minogue and Robert Sanderson are the editors of the Log Book, the international wood firing magazine. These two experienced potters are in Australia to do a number of workshops, as well as having attended the recent Australian Ceramics Triennale,”Stepping Up” in Canberra.

This workshop will be held at the TCA studio in Glenorchy from 10 am – 3 pm on Saturday the 12th of September and Sunday the 13th of September.

Please bring a plate of lunch to share on both days.

DAY 1
A short introduction by Coll – including PowerPoint images (15 minutes)

A  PowerPoint Presentation on historical and contemporary Impressed and Incised Ceramics based on Coll’s book Impressed and Incised Ceramics  (the hyperlink goes to Amazon books)

Discussion of project and brief introduction of participants (30 minutes)

First Hands On session – Exploring surface using found natural and manmade objects to impress / incise on experimental slabs, leading to the creation of a set of four small dishes suitable for use as starter/ entrée / appetiser dishes, by each participant (2 hours approx.).

DAY 2
Second Hands On session – The creation of an individual piece by each participant inspired by historical or contemporary work as seen in the earlier presentation, or by an impressing or incising technique as developed in the first hands on session. The work produced can be either a vessel or sculptural form. Depending on the size – a series of pieces could be created.

Cost:

Members $150 for the full two day workshop or $100 for a single day.
Non Members $200  for the two day workshop or $150 for a single day.

Preference will be given to participants that can attend both days. Numbers are limited, with preference been given to members.

Materials:

Please bring your own clay and tools along with any suitable objects for mark making. eg: bits of rope, shells, stamps, sticks, lace, doilies, etc.

To book, please contact Kim Foale at enquiries@tasmanianceramics.com

 

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Open Studio. Thursday and Friday this week.

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TCA STUDIO OPEN EVERY THURSDAY 3 – 8pm

Are you looking for some studio time to work on a project of your own? Want to share skills and knowledge with other potters of all levels in a relaxed and friendly space?

The TCA studio is now open on Thursday evenings as a collaborative co-working space. Come along, have a cuppa and share your experiences, experiments, failures and successes with other potters while working on your own projects. Drop in for half an hour or the whole five hours, after work, before dinner, whatever suits you. No RSVP necessary!

Cost: Free (TCA members), $10 (non-members)

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This Friday is the first friday of the month and our President Kim Foale will again be opening up the TCA studio from 10 am – 1pm.

Come along and see the studio, enquire about memberships or just browse our library.

Bring along some clay and make a pot or three.

There *might* also be some cake.

 

 

Annual General Meeting 2015

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Members are invited to attend the Tasmanian Ceramics Association’s AGM which will be held at the TCA studio in G Block at Cosgrove High School Glenorchy on the 11th of August at 6 pm.

The order of business will include the election of new office bearers and the induction of a new Life Member.

If you have a couple of hours a month to spare please consider joining the TCA committee either as an office bearer or as an ordinary committee member. As the TCA, in partnership with The Tasmanian College of the Arts is hosting the Australian Ceramics Triennale in Hobart in 2018, it is a very exciting time to be involved with ceramics in Tasmania.

The AGM will be followed by a very (VERY) short ordinary general meeting.

Please bring along a plate of finger food to share.

I look forward to seeing you on the 11th

Kim Foale

President.
Tasmanian Ceramics Association

*Ray Rogers Raku Pot from the TCA collection. Image by Robin Roberts.