September / October 2012
The international magazine of contemporary and historical ceramic art, Ceramic Review, was launched in 1970 by the Craft Potters Association. Since then it has explored and reported on the heritage and changes in trends of ceramics both in the UK and abroad.
Published bi-monthly, the magazine was relaunched two years ago with a crisp new feel to reflect the growing interest in the ceramics world. Combining authoritative features with lavishly illustrated top-quality photography, CR regularly includes in-depth profiles of the most exciting names at work today; features interviews with new names who are making their mark in the field of ceramics; hosts a practical how-to Masterclass series with top ceramists, both in print and online; includes insights from leading auction houses on the latest trends emerging in the world of collecting, alongside the latest news, reviews, exhibitions and events.
An invaluable resource for potters, ceramists, ceramic artists, collectors, enthusiasts and students, Ceramic Review has been inspiring the UK and international ceramics communities for almost 50 years.
In this issue of Ceramic Review we profile a diverse range of ceramists, from the vessels of our cover star Kyra Cane, which feature the bold marks inspired by her interest in drawing and the landscape, and the more abstract assemblages created by Claire Curneen that contain references to her Catholic upbringing and interest in classical art, to the ambiguous forms of Anne Gibbs whose colourful creations occupy an indefinable space between landscape, body and object.
We also introduce two new series this issue, the first of which features clay and glaze recipes, starting off with Walter Keeler who shares the recipes behind his salt-glaze pots. Our second is ‘Potters on pots’, in which we invite makers to discuss a single piece important to their work. The series begins with Kate Malone, who has chosen to spotlight a vase by Axel Salto.
Don’t miss our feature on the wonderful collection of Picasso ceramics, once owned by Lord and Lady Attenborough, that goes on display at the Centre of Ceramic Art in York from 28 July or our celebration of the 30th anniversary of the International Ceramics Festival in Aberystwyth, which takes place this summer. To find out more, including all the latest news, reviews and a step-by-step Masterclass, take a look inside.