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
This issue we take our inspiration from the range of ceramic courses on offer in the UK, France and Italy over the summer. Whether you’re a beginner, want to develop your skills, or simply learn something new, we feature a course to suit everyone. The warmer weather and changing light of spring lifts everyone’s spirits; our cover star Justine Allison channels the light to great effect in her paper-thin porcelain vessels. Inspired by urban architecture and the way sunlight bounces between tall buildings, you can find out more about how her delicate pieces create a fascinating interplay of light and shade. The shifting light also has an influence on Stephen Parry’s work, whose location in Norfolk is clearly seen in his pots. As André Hess explains, Stephen’s work has an ‘expansive, East Anglian, big-sky quality’ to it that, he says, is ‘discernible nowhere else in British studio pottery.’ If the spring weather doesn’t inspire you, the newly reopened Kettle’s Yard will. It comprises the collection of Jim and Helen Ede who amassed a remarkable array of art, ceramics and found items in their home, which they opened to the public. An £11m restoration has reconfigured and extended the gallery to ensure that we can all enjoy the lasting legacy of the Ede collection.