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Practising the Positive
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What Do You Do With Your Seconds?

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The Potter’s Pledge


Published in The Journal for Australian Ceramics in July of 2021. The Pledge was written by the members of Clay Matters.   

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This article was published in Vol 60 No 2 of The Journal of Australian Ceramics, (July 2021).

Permission has been given to make it available on this website.
© The Australian Ceramics Association (2023)



An Open Letter of Support for the Indigenous Voice to Parliament






ARTICLE

Sink Sludge: What do you call it? And what the hell do you do with it?


Compiled by Jane Sawyer, Slow Clay Centre, on behalf of Clay Matters

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This article was published in Vol 60 No 3 of The Journal of Australian Ceramics, November 2021.
Permission has been given to make it available on this website.
© The Australian Ceramics Association (2023)

ARTICLE

Practising the Positive: Studio Surplus


Written by Cinda Manins, on behalf of Clay Matters

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This article was published in Vol 61 No 1 of The Journal of Australian Ceramics, April 2020.
Permission has been given to make it available on this website.
© The Australian Ceramics Association (2023)

ARTICLE

What Do You Do With Your Seconds?


Compiled by members of Clay Matters

It’s a big question as we all know ... we end up with work not good enough to sell, work which has broken or been chipped, or maybe left over after an exhibition.


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This article was published in Vol 61 No 2 of The Journal of Australian Ceramics, July 2022.
Permission has been given to make it available on this website.
© The Australian Ceramics Association (2023)


In December 2022, Clay Matters members came together for the first-time, post pandemic, to present Clay Matters 1, an exhibition of ceramic artwork, at Slow Clay Centre in Collingwood.

Opening speaker was Victorian Greens member, Gabrielle de Vietri.
10% of funds raised through the exhibition were donated to the Climate Council.

Clay Matters thanks the City of Yarra for their support through the Climate Action fund.

Clay Matters are grateful to the City of Yarra for their support through the Climate Action Fund, to Slow ClayCentre, and to Gabrielle de Vietri, our Opening speaker.

Thank You.






Clay Matters 1, an exhibition of ceramic works held at Slow Clay Centre, 13 Keele St, Collingwood from 16-24 December 2022. 
EVENT

Concerning Material Provenance & Sustainability



Moderator by Jane Sawyer was joined by ceramicists Kate Jones and Judith Roberts discuss issues concerning materials provenance and sustainability at the 2021 Pottery Expo Tent Talks hosted by Slow Clay Centre Feb 27 2021.

Tent Talks at The Pottery Expo 2021. Day 2, Talk 2: Greening Your Studio from Slow Clay Centre on Vimeo.

ONLINE CONVERSATIONS


Join us to discuss the environmental/sustainability concerns associated with holding a ceramics exhibition.

Links to these zoom sessions are posted in our Facebook Group, please join for updates. 




THINGS TO READ


ARTICLE

The Price of Cobalt


by Rory Young

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The Price of Cobalt by Rory Young







This article was published in Vol 59 No 3 of The Journal of Australian Ceramics, November 2020.
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© The Australian Ceramics Association (2023)


ARTICLE

Sustainability and Environmental Awareness in Ceramics: The Solar-Fired Electric Kiln with LP Gas Reduction



by Steven Harrison

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This article was published in Vol 59 No 1 of The Journal of Australian Ceramics, April 2020.
Permission has been given to make it available on this website.
© The Australian Ceramics Association (2023)

ARTICLE

Dissonance and Decarbonisation


by Mike Hall

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This article was published in Vol 59 No 1 of The Journal of Australian Ceramics, April 2020.
Permission has been given to make it available on this website.
© The Australian Ceramics Association (2023)

ARTICLE

Country: A Love Letter


by Kate Jones

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This article was published in Vol 60 No 1 of The Journal of Australian Ceramics, April 2021.
Permission has been given to make it available on this website.
© The Australian Ceramics Association (2023)


ARTICLE


Foreign Land


by Kate Jones

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This article was published in Vol 60 No 2 of The Journal of Australian Ceramics, July 2021.
Permission has been given to make it available on this website.
© The Australian Ceramics Association (2023)