TAASA CERAMICS STUDY GROUP, NSW – TAASA Review June 2017
Shades of iron: A study of the blackware ceramic tradition 2 February 2017 At our inaugural meeting for the year, an enthusiastic group of 22 members gathered to listen to our speakers, Melanie Eastburn, Senior Curator of Asian Art AGNSW and John Freeland, ceramic expert, share their knowledge and passion on the subject. been much speculation on such wares and a lot more research is being done as kiln sites are unearthed.
Typically, these ceramics have a lower firing temperature than those from China and Japan with thick glazes not always covering the entire body of light grey clay.
Most were for everyday use including storage jars for fermenting fish sauce, lime containers and `baluster’ style vases...