Ian Currie Memorial Lecture with Dr Steve Harrison

Ceramic Arts Queensland is delighted to announce Dr Steve Harrison as this year’s speaker for our annual Ian Currie Memorial Lecture. The lecture will be held in Ipswich to coincide with our Siliceous Award for Ceramic Excellence exhibition. Join us for an inspiring afternoon of ceramics!

Dr Harrison will be discussing ceramic work made using local materials; the history and development of single-stone sericite porcelain; travel and research of ancient sites where sericite porcelain was discovered; and his personal experience with bush fires and the recovery.

Event Details

Saturday, 21 October, 2023, 2-4pm, Dandiiri Room, 1 Nicholas Street, Ipswich. For location and parking info click HERE

Tickets are $50 for members and $95 for non-members. Members – please log in and use the discount code ‘memberfee’ at checkout to access the discounted member rate.

About Dr Steve Harrison

Steve Harrison holds several academic qualifications in the field of ceramics, including a PhD from the University of Western Sydney. He has taught, published, and exhibited extensively over several decades. Harrison’s ceramic works are held in prominent gallery collections in both Australia and Korea.

He currently lives in Gundungurra/Dharawal country as a self-described potter, retired kiln surgeon, clay doctor, wood butcher and post-modern peasant. Read more at Dr Harrison’s website.

About Ian Currie

Best known as the author of Stoneware Glazes – A Systematic Approach, Ian Currie was a passional potter and glaze researcher. He studied and worked with clay and glazes for over 30 years in south-east Queensland. His “systematic approach” was the basis of his first course, offered to the Queensland Potters Association (now CAQ) in 1979.  The course of 3 hours per week over 30 weeks was well attended, and some of the attendees are still members of CAQ.  In this book Ian says, “I learned as much as any of my students …. I would like to express my gratitude to my many friends in QPA who contributed so much to the development of the course”.

CAQ’s annual Ian Currie Memorial Lecture honours the important and influential work of Ian and celebrates the continued work in this field by other leading ceramic artists. Previous presenters include: Dennis Forshaw, Paul Davis and Jacqueline Clayton, and Renton Bishopric.

CAQ would like to thank the Currie family for their support in maintaining ongoing access to Ian’s glaze calculator and his related glaze information online.

Further information about Ian’s work and his publications are available HERE.


A Selection of Dr Harrison’s Ceramics


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