60-year archive

60-year archive

by Vicki Grima
Events and Exhibitions News


The Australian Ceramics Association is delighted to announce that the digital archive of The Journal of Australian Ceramics has now been completed in collaboration with publishing services provider Exact Editions, dating back to 1962. Individuals and institutions can subscribe for unlimited and fully-searchable access to over 170 back issues and counting, with new issues published three times a year.

Previously known as Pottery in Australia (PIA) the title has had the privilege of Australia’s leading ceramicists gracing the covers and pages over six decades. Each issue features artist profiles, critical essays, exhibition and books reviews, workshop reports, technical advice, suppliers, new products, exhibition and gallery listings. The publication is celebrating 60 years of continuous print publication in 2022.

The intuitive Exact Editions interface includes access on web, iOS and Android platforms, allowing readers to easily navigate issues that are neatly organised in stacks by decade and year. The platform also boasts an advanced search function that facilitates complex searches for artists, topics or key words at the touch of a button. 

The complete archive of The Journal of Australian Ceramics/Pottery in Australia is available in the Exact Editions shops here:

Individuals: shop.exacteditions.com/the-journal-of-australian-ceramics 

Institutions: institutions.exacteditions.com/the-journal-of-australian-ceramics 

Editor, Vicki Grima, commented: Pottery in Australia was originally brought into existence because of a thirst for sharing experiences and knowledge, and potters seeking connection with others who shared their love of clay and the ceramic process. It is remarkable to see every single issue as a fully-searchable resource - the archive will be an invaluable resource for both professional and amateur ceramicists. 

Managing Director of Exact Editions, Daryl Rayner, remarked: It’s fascinating to see how The Journal of Australian Ceramics has evolved over the past six decades, and for the old back issues to be brought back to life in a new, sleek digital format.

The Australian Ceramics Association Board hopes you enjoy this wonderful, fully-searchable archive of Pottery in Australia and The Journal of Australian Ceramics.

Please see below a selection of FREE online articles which are now available for the month of May. Enjoy!

Bernard Leach's Film Evening, PIA, Vol 1 No 1, May 1962; pages 8-13    

Paul Soldner, PIA, Vol 11 No 1, Autumn 1972; pages 19-25    

The Vessel Triumphant, PIA, Vol 27 No 2, May 1988; pages 18-23    

From The Earth, JAC, Vol 48 No 1, 2009; pages 10-15    

The Whole Man, JAC, Vol 51 No 1, April 2012; pages 32-41    

Tableware Bowled Over By Demand, JAC, Vol 56 No 3, Nov 2017; pages 16-23  

Contact for further information, please contact Editor, Vicki Grima, via [email protected].

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