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Reader's letters

Your views, news, pictures and comments

Our round-up of current ceramic stories

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On screen:
Ceramics on show
- Kate Malone, Keith Brymer Jones

KM and KBJ, both judges on the forthcoming BBC's 'Great British Pottery Throw Down', have a message for makers

CoCA opening:

News from York Art Gallery, home of the new Centre of Ceramic Art

All eyes on Ai Weiwei
- Adrian Locke

Activist, critic, curator and more, the artist Ai Weiwei also works in a challenging way with ceramics…


CR's selection of ceramic-led shows to see in the next two months

A celebration of clay
- Sue Herdman

Our overview of the ceramic events and displays to expect at this year's British Ceramics Biennial; and news on the CR writing prize

Let them have plates
- Sue Herdman

Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge is a champion of handmade ceramics for his tables. We meet him and three of the makers he has commissioned

Auction eye
- Robin Stewart

Sotheby's expert Robin Stewart is preparing for the next 'Made in Britain' sale, which is to include a collection of Lucie Rie pieces

Within the home of the queen of crime
- Jason Wood

When the National Trust took on Agatha Christie's summer home, they discovered it came with a signal collection of studio pottery

The potter's blog

Meet potter Julia Macleod, whose studio is in Deeside

A role in recovery

We learn about 'Typecast', a two-year Manchester-based project that uses ceramics to help those recovering from addiction

- Andrew Renton

Andrew Renton, the curator of Fragile? - the first ceramics show of its size ever to be seen in Wales - reveals the thinking behind the displays

Tower of clay
- Andy Christian

The mercurial artist Barnaby Barford - known for his sculptures that explore contemporary society - and his installation, made for the V&A

Sea and soda-fired porcelain
- Sarah Frangleton

Jack Doherty has a new exhibition this September in Cornwall, his pieces created with a focus on the costal lives of sea fishermen


This issue sees Jo Davies in her studio, taking us through the processes she uses to create one of her porcelain pitchers


Our choice of four ceramic-led publications

Young makers:
Making a splash

Metin Erturk, a student from Eskisehir in Turkey, describes how he discovered the obvara firing technique on Facebook

CPA News:
- Kathy Niblett - CPA

The cut-out newsletter for Craft Potters Association members

From our archive

We look at a 1980s photo shoot with Katherine Pleydell-Bouverie, recently rediscovered in our CR files