LA U N C H O F TAA S A S Y D N E Y C E RA M I C S S T U D Y G RO U P, 4 A P RIL 2 0 1 3 – TAASA Review June 2013
John Millbank The inaugural meeting of TAASA’s Sydney Ceramics Study Group took place at the Powerhouse Museum, with around 45 members braving the driving autumn rain to attend.
This first meeting was themed as a "show and tell", inviting attendees to bring their own pieces to be viewed and discussed.
Nearly half of the people who came took up this invitation, yielding an extensive and varied array of pieces and something of a challenge to the moderator for the evening, Dr John Yu, to ensure that everybody had a chance to contribute. Dr Yu opened the proceedings and led off with his own contribution, a varied group of five blue and white pieces: small Chinese dishes for the domestic and export markets, and two Vietnamese pieces, including an example of a prized bleu d’Hué piece from the 18th-19th century. The theme of export wares continued in other contributions...