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Vol 44 no 1, February 2022
Henning Rathjen: Victorian art potter 1948–1968
By Anne Johnson & Anthony Armstrong   |   February 2022   |   Vol 44 no 1

In the aftermath of World War II, many commercial potteries were established in Australia to satisfy the market disrupted by hostilities, particularly for Japanese and European imports. While some of these new commercial potteries were established by immigrants from war-ravaged Europe, Henning Alfred Rathjen (1...

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Vol 43 no 4, November 2021
Queensland 1859 Secession’ pottery medals
By Geoff Ford   |   November 2021   |   Vol 43 no 4

Glen went on to tell us, in a joking manner, that he had made these fake 1859 Secession Medals in 1977 for fun in the hope of making some money while he was a student working in the Visual Arts department at the Darling Downs Institute of Advanced Education in
Toowoomba (now the University of Southern Queensla...

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Vol 43 no 3, August 2021
Victoria’s earliest potteries
By Gregory Hill   |   August 2021   |   Vol 43 no 3

Greg Hill’s new research, using contemporary newspapers and other resources now easily available on Trove, has found a raft of previously unknown potteries operating in Victoria in the 19th century. These push back the dates of Victorian pottery manufacture into the 1840s. Many examples of these wares however...

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Vol 43 no 2, May 2021
Mauchline Ware and Melbourne
By Nicola Kissane   |   May 2021   |   Vol 43 no 2

Melbourne’s International Exhibition of 1880 was a huge event in its day, allowing Victoria to parade the colony’s achievements to the world. The magnificent building designed by Joseph Reed has hosted many important events for Victoria and Australia. Today, with the gardens, it is UNESCO listed as one of t...

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Vol 42 no 3, August 2020
A Cook discovery
By Trevor Hancock   |   August 2020   |   Vol 42 no 3

Exactly 250 years ago, HMB Endeavour commanded by Lt James Cook was the first British ship to sight the east coast of Australia, then known as the Great South Land or Terra Australis Incognita. As one of the most important exploration milestones in Australia’s history, it now seems to be passing largely unnot...

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Vol 42 no 3, August 2020
Una Deerbon 1882–1972, Australian potter
By Relton & Peter Leaver   |   August 2020   |   Vol 42 no 3

Una Deerbon was a well-known maker of hand-built pottery, often with applied moulded decoration. When in her late 40s, she began making pottery in 1930. Just three years later she held three solo commercial exhibitions in Sydney and Melbourne, launching her on a successful career as a potter which lasted until ...

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Vol 42 no 1, Feb 2020
The founding years of Harvey School pottery 1916-1922: completing the story
By Glenn R. Cooke   |   February 2020   |   Vol 42 no 1

Australiana is often defined by the combination of local materials, local motifs and local skills to create art that is distinctively and recognisably Australian. The Harvey School of pottery making, which flourished at the Central Technical College in Brisbane from 1916 for more than thirty years is one of the...

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Vol 41 no 4, Nov 2019
Australia's first art potters
By Gregory Hill   |   November 2019   |   Vol 41 no 4

Brothers Graham and William Ferry both trained as potters in Yorkshire, emigrated to Victoria and set up their own potteries in Melbourne’s Brunswick in the last two decades of the 19th century. Noted for their sculptural domestic wares and colourful majolica wares, here Greg Hill makes the case for recognisi...

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Vol 40 no 4, Nov 2018
Book Review: With Heart & Hand. Art Pottery in Queensland 1900-1950
By Dr Grace Cochrane   |   November 2018   |   Vol 40 no 4

With Heart & Hand: art pottery in Queensland 1900–1950. Griffith University Art Museum, Brisbane, 2018. Standard edition $125, limited edition (with designer print)

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Vol 40 no 3, Aug 2018
Madame Bourdic's little plate
By Margaret Carlisle   |   August 2018   |   Vol 40 no 3

In the 19th century, many artists trained in Europe came to Australia, where the strange new land often impacted on how they saw the world and what they depicted. French china painter Madame Bourdic did not succumb to the Australian environment. She continued to paint china in the academic tradition she had lea...

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Vol 40 no 2, May 2018
Australiana Society gift to Sydney Jewish Museum
By Alan Landis   |   May 2018   |   Vol 40 no 2

The Australiana Society committee recently voted to make financial grants of up to $5,000 to museums to acquire Australian-related material that they could not otherwise obtain. The Sydney Jewish Museum situated in Darlinghurst, Sydney and celebrating its 25th year in 2018, was the successful applicant for the ...

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Vol 40 no 2, May 2018
Book review: Glenda King, ‘Maude Poynter: painter and potter’
By Glenn R Cooke   |   May 2018   |   Vol 40 no 2

Glenda King, Maude Poynter: painter and potter. Tasmanian Chapter of the Australiana Society Inc., Hobart, 2018. Soft cover, 108 pages, plentiful colour and black and white illustrations. ISBN 978-0-646-98281- 6,

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Vol 39 no 3, Aug 2017
The Beleura collection of Klytie Pate pottery
By Catherine Moffatt   |   August 2017   |   Vol 39 no 3

Beleura, the house and garden on the Mornington Peninsula on the southern shore of Port Phillip Bay, is an estate left to the people of Victoria by John ‘Jack’ Morton Tallis (1911–1996), the youngest son of Sir George Tallis of J C Williamson theatres fame... Here was a mystery: how did John Tallis know K...

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Vol 39 no 1, Feb 2017
Going Back to (Harvey) School
By Glenn R Cooke   |   February 2017   |   Vol 39 no 1

I started at the Queensland Art Gallery as the first Curator of Decorative Arts in 1981 ‘wet behind my (curatorial) ears’. The first project I initiated, LJ Harvey & his School, opened in September 1983, following the relocation of the Gallery’s collection to its new building on the south bank of the Bris...

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Vol 37 no 2, May 2015
A chance beginning: the Lyons collection of decorative art
By John Wade   |   May 2015   |   Vol 37 no 2

The Art Gallery of South Australia is showcasing for the first time over 50 examples of Australian decorative arts given to the Gallery by Adelaide psychiatrist Dr Robert Lyons, who had assembled one of the finest private collections of South Australian decorative arts.

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Vol 37 no 2, May 2015
A rare Feint format: "Shells" designed and painted 1947 for "Jo" Fakhry
By Megan Martin   |   May 2015   |   Vol 37 no 2

This soft-paste porcelain mug, 8.7 cm high and 9 cm diameter, is painted in overglaze enamels on a Wedgwood “Barlaston” blank dated 1947. Feint’s choice of this Wedgwood form, together with the incorporation of the date 1947 and the letters J F as key elements in the design, suggests an awareness of the n...

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Vol 37 no 1, February 2015
The Fereday service
By Susan Knop and Michel Reymond   |   February 2015   |   Vol 37 no 1

The Fereday service is a rare example of armorial porcelain tableware relating to colonial Australia, bearing the name, position and crest of the owner Dudley Fereday, first Sheriff of Van Diemen’s Land (1823–33) (plate 1). Although none of the surviving pieces bears a mark identifying the manufacturer, the...

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Vol 36 no 3, August 2014
Book review: Kevin Power, 'John Campbell Pottery'
By Tim Cha   |   August 2014   |   Vol 36 no 3

Produced from its premises in Launceston, Tasmania, Campbell’s pottery products were shipped to shops and agents in Tasmania, mainland Australia, New Zealand and as far as India and the USA. Examples can be found regularly at antique shops and auction rooms throughout Australia. The vast majority of pieces av...

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Vol 36 no 1, February 2014
Book review: Elizabeth Ellis, 'The Sydney Punchbowl'
By John Wade   |   February 2014   |   Vol 36 no 1

Hordern House commissioned Elizabeth Ellis OAM, the Emeritus Mitchell Librarian, to research the background to the Chinese export porcelain punchbowl in the Mitchell Library showing scenes of the colony about 1814.

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Vol 28 No 4, November 2006
Tasmania's Huon Pottery
By Geoff & Kerrie Ford   |   November 2006   |   Vol 28 No 4

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Vol 27 No 1, February 2005
Darbyshire pottery
By Melissa Harpley   |   February 2005   |   Vol 27 No 1

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Vol 9 no 4, Nov 1987
The Caarnarvon Ceramic College
By Glenn R Cooke   |   November 1987   |   Vol 9 no 4

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