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Ceramic Review Issue 297

May/June 2019

Ceramic Review Issue 275

September / October 2015

Contents...
Mailbox:
Reader's letters

Your views, news, pictures and comments

News:
Our round-up of current ceramic stories

Do you have some news? Let us know at editorial@ceramicreview.com

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:
Preview

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

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…

Shows:
Gallery

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

Biennial:
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

Tableware:
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

Collecting:
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

Collection:
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

Online:
The potter's blog

Meet potter Julia Macleod, whose studio is in Deeside

Practice:
A role in recovery

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

Exhibition:
Review
- 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

Profile:
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

Location:
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

Step-by-step:
Masterclass

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

Reviews:
Books

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

1970-2015:
From our archive

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