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Psychedelic ceramics
- Isabella Smith

Ceramic artist Takuro Kuwata tells CR about his mission to update Japan's pottery traditions by combining historic skills with a contemporary aesthetic

A sense of soul
- Sue Herdman

South African potter Clementina van der Walt discusses her story as a maker, and shares her approach to creating tableware, wall pieces and sculpture

Ceramics and the human condition
- Colin Martin

Colin Martin visits two exhibitions of ceramic art in London by artists Rachel Kneebone and Emma Hart

Revisiting Wedgwood
- Colin Martin

We discover the traditional craftsmanship and skills behind British designer Lee Broom's interpretations of historic Wedgwood pottery

A life enhanced by craft
- Karen Bray

Gallerist, art dealer, curator and former potter Joanna Bird discusses a lifetime's dedication to ceramics and the decorative arts with CR's editor

The ceramic surprise in Swindon
- Michael Yates

Uncovering the story behind the unexpectedly rich collection of studio ceramics at Swindon Museum, which ranges from Bernard Leach to Grayson Perry

Teabowls: East to West
- Bonnie Kemske

Bonnie Kemske reflects on the social, personal and political role of the contemporary teabowl, and asks ‘If a teabowl isn't used for tea, is it still a teabowl?'

Pots with a story to tell
- Claudia Clare

Artist Claudia Clare discusses her series of large-scale painted pots, which she has created to document one man's journey as a Kurdish refugee in Britain

Blurring boundaries
- Frances McDonald

We explore Mike Byrne's path between ceramics and printmaking and discovers his distinctive jugs, which combine both functionality and art

65 years of clay

Celebrating 65 years of making ahead of Robin Welch's solo show at the Contemporary Ceramics Centre, London

Potters on pots
- Doug Fitch

Slipware potter Doug Fitch explains the longstanding influence of English medieval pottery on his own work

Auction eye
- Robin Cawdron-Stewart

Sotheby's Robin Cawdron-Stewart discusses recent auction highlights and the growing interest in British ceramics

Emerging maker:
Emerging maker
- Adam Ross

We discover ceramist Adam Ross' playfully anthropomorphic take on tableware and sculpture

- Daphne Carnegy

Tin-glazed earthenware expert Daphne Carnegy explains the step-by-step processes behind her functional wares

Clays and glazes:
Glaze recipe
- John Ward

Potter John Ward shares his grey-green underglaze and white glaze recipes

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