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
For this issue we spent time with our cover star, award-winning potter Jennifer Lee in her studio in south London. With pots held in over 40 public collections worldwide, Lee’s work inspires a reverence rarely seen for a living maker. Learning about her time-consuming process was a fascinating insight into the demands on makers to create work they are proud of – and make a name for themselves at the same time.
Tony Laverick picks up on this theme, describing his life as a potter and the trials, tribulations and triumphs of making, exhibiting and selling your work in an ever-changing marketplace. Speaking of the market, we are lucky to have BBC Antiques Roadshow expert Will Farmer with us for our ‘Auction Eye’ feature, sharing his knowledge and experience as he discusses what’s hot and what’s not in the world of pots – a must-read for collectors.
We couldn’t let this year pass without celebrating the 60th anniversary of our parent organisation, the Craft Potters Association in the magazine. Set up as a non-profit provident society in 1958 by a group of potters wishing to create an environment where they could support one another, today it still stands by this collective spirit to champion the best of British studio ceramics. Here’s to the next 60 years!