September / October 2012
An invaluable resource for potters, ceramists, ceramic artists, collectors, enthusiasts and students, Ceramic Review has been inspiring ceramics communities since 1970.
Combining authoritative writing with top-quality photography, the bi-monthly magazine includes:
· In-depth profiles of the most exciting names at work today
· A practical how-to masterclass series with top ceramists
· Interviews with emerging makers currently gaining recognition
· Articles exploring current trends – from the popularity of tableware in high-end restaurants, to new directions in ceramics education
· Step-by-step recipes for clays and glazes
· Insights from leading auction houses on collecting ceramics
· Historical features uncovering the rich heritage of the medium
· The latest news, reviews, exhibitions and events from the world of ceramics, ceramic art and pottery
Our cover star this issue Malene Hartmann Rasmussen was raised in a rural part of Denmark and grew up with characters from Danish folklore including trolls who steal babies, and a lake-dwelling creature that sings people to their doom! No wonder she creates her own enchanted worlds out of clay, such as My Inner Beasts – which many of you may remember from last year’s British Ceramics Biennial – and her installation In the Dead of Night from 2015’s Jerwood Makers Open. An apprentice to Dutch artist Carolein Smit (who’s solo show at the V&A we also review this issue), they both have a fascination with the darker side of life that is evident in their work.
If you’ve always wanted to express yourself through clay or wish to develop further as a maker, take a look at our ceramics education article. Featuring diplomas from City Lit and Clay College Stoke, BA courses at Central Saint Martins and Cardiff Metropolitan University, and a Ceramic Skills & Design Course in Ireland, we hear first-hand from students who have attended each institution in order to build their futures as successful ceramists.
However you express yourself, we hope you find inspiration in this issue.