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)

TCA Raku Day June 2015 images by Desma McLeod (1)

 

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.

Raku Workshop in Pictures

Yesterday The TCA hosted a raku kiln building and firing workshop at our studio in Glenorchy. John Watson had built a steel mesh and fibre raku kiln at his home, documented the process and shared the information with attendees.

We then got to see the kiln in action and spent a full on day raku firing all the pots.

The following images were taken Desma McLeod.

TCA Raku Day June 2015 images by Desma McLeod (13)

 

 

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Raku Firing and Raku Kiln Construction Workshop “Take Two”

Raku Firing

Sunday 28th June, 10am – 3pm

T.C.A. Studio, Cosgrove High School

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Ever consider setting up your own raku kiln in your own backyard? John Watson will show you how you can construct a raku kiln for home use, what materials to use and what costs are involved. Then we’ll spend the rest of the day glazing and firing the work you produced at our previous workshop. There will be some spare pieces available for those who do not have any work to raku.

Bring a paint brush for glazing, wear old clothes and bring something to share for lunch.

Cost: $30 members, $45 non members

Bookings:

enquiries@tasmanianceramics.com

Kim Foale on 0424 201 949

Foul weather

Please include a phone number when booking in case of inclement weather (pouring rain, strong wind). We will contact you by 8.30am if the weather is too bad to fire outdoors and we need to postpone the event.

*please note that we will no longer be using the felicity lane access gate to the school. Please use the middle gate access via the main road, instead.

First Friday of the Month Open Studio

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This Friday the 5th of June

There will be cake.

We will also be attaching the Cerameco “Food for Thought” business cards to our GLORIOUS SPOONS.

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Please come along and attach a card or two, eat some cake, chat about clay things, make a pot or two, swap a glaze recipe or three or just sit and browse the many magazines and journals we have in our library.

I hope to see you there.

Kim

Raku Day POSTPONED

Hi , I am sorry but because of the forecast wet and windy weather tomorrow (Sunday the 31st) the raku day has been postponed.

We will do another one SOON.

Yours in disappointment,

Kim Foale

President

Tasmanian Ceramics Association

Clay for Nepal

THE WORLD’S LEADING CERAMICISTS RALLY FOR NEPAL

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This week more than 80 artworks donated by acclaimed ceramic artists and potters
around the world will go under the virtual hammer in ‘Clay For Nepal’, an online
project initiated by celebrated Melbourne artist Vipoo Srivilasa, to raise funds for
devastated earthquake victims.

According to Srivilasa the response from the world’s ceramics community has been
overwhelming with pieces donated by more than 30 highly collectable artists including
Australia’s Pippin Drysdale and Belgium’s Ann Van Hoey.
‘After seeing the terrible footage, I felt that I had to do something.’
‘I realised that together with my colleagues we could auction our work to make a
substantial contribution to the relief effort,’ he said.

Srivilasa is renowned for bringing communities together through ceramics and in 2011
raised over $20,000 in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Yasi for the Queensland Flood
Appeal.

The rising death toll since the April 25 earthquake has now reached more than 7,500
and foreign aid will play a critical role in providing emergency shelter, medical
supplies, sanitation, safe drinking water and rebuilding the districts hardest hit.

‘Clay for Nepal’ artworks will go to auction from 6am AEST Friday 15 May to 9pm
AEST Sunday 17 May with more affordable pieces available from the project’s online
store. All proceeds from art sales will go to OXFAM Australia: Nepal Earthquake Relief
Appeal.

Go to www.clayfornepal.com and follow #clayfornepal15 on Facebook and Instagram for latest updates and details.

Raku Firing and Raku Kiln Construction Workshop

Raku Firing

Sunday 31st May, 10am – 3pm

T.C.A. Studio, Cosgrove High School

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Ever consider setting up your own raku kiln in your own backyard? John Watson will show you how you can construct a raku kiln for home use, what materials to use and what costs are involved. Then we’ll spend the rest of the day glazing and firing the work you produced at our previous workshop. There will be some spare pieces available for those who do not have any work to raku.

Bring a paint brush for glazing, wear old clothes and bring something to share for lunch.

Cost: $30 members, $45 non members

Bookings:

enquiries@tasmanianceramics.com

Kim Foale on 0424 201 949

Foul weather

Please include a phone number when booking in case of inclement weather (pouring rain, strong wind). We will contact you by 8.30am if the weather is too bad to fire outdoors and we need to postpone the event.

*please note that we will no longer be using the felicity lane access gate to the school. Please use the middle gate access via the main road, instead.