We are getting closer to the opening of our ‘Clay Connections’ Exhibition – a partnership between the Parramatta Heritage Centre and Parraclay artists.
Over the past 12 months our members have explored the history of clay in and around the Parramatta region, searching for clues about where the first fleeters sourced their local clay.
Our partnership has enabled us to look at the ceramic archeological finds that have been carefully documented and preserved in the collections at the Heritage Centre. We have studied the clays and glazes from the collections and are in the process of testing local clay and applying a variety of glaze and firing techniques to determine if and where these pieces were sourced. All the research and tests will be documented in the exhibition. This is an ongoing process so stay tuned for updates on our tests and research efforts.