TAASA CERAMICS STUDY GROUP, NSW – TAASA Review December 2016

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This article was originally found in the December 2016 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 25, Issue 4, Page 28).

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Made for the Local Market 2 August 2016 Two groups of enthusiastic members fronted up on a chilly winter’s morning to visit the AGNSW’S storage facility at Lilyfield for a close examination of Khmer, Burmese and Lao ceramics from the collection.

Matt Cox, our AGNSW guide, began with some pieces from Kulen – a site in northeast Cambodia. 28 These date from pre-Angkorian times and had previously only been recorded in bas reliefs of temples.

Anthropomorphic shapes were popular with Khmer potters: one fine jar we examined was in the form of an owl, the most common zoomorphic shape...