Clay Matters is a group of Australian ceramicists concerned about the environmental impact of our activities.
We came together during a hard Covid lockdown in August 2020 via a Zoom session hosted by The Australian Ceramics Association. We now meet by Zoom to share thoughts, educate ourselves and discuss how we can create positive change.
We acknowledge and pay our respects to the country on which we create and to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who have never ceded ownership. We acknowledge that sustainability is not a new concept for First Nations people and that areas of thinking sustainably are built on indigenous thinking and practice.
The Potter’s Pledge was our first project. We are also working on green energy deals for potters. We acknowledge our limitations and are open to positive discussion and change.
Current Members of the Clay Matters group – Pattie Beerens, Amelia Black , Amanda Bromfield, Katrina Carling, Claire Ellis, Vicki Grima, Lene Kuhl Jakobsen, Cinda Manins, Elnaz Nourizadeh, Jane Sawyer, and Madeleine Thornton-Smith.
Former members – Pie Bolton, Kate Jones, Holly Macdonald, Montessa Maack, Sophie Morris, Judith Roberts, and Ri Van Veen.