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Ceramic Review is the magazine for contemporary and historical ceramics, ceramic art and pottery.


Ceramic Review Issue 296

March/April 2019

Ceramic Review Issue 288

November / December 2017

Contents...
Profile:
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

Profile:
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

Review:
Ceramics and the human condition
- Colin Martin

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

History:
Revisiting Wedgwood
- Colin Martin

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

People:
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

Collection:
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

Inspiration:
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?'

Project:
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

Profile:
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

Preview:
65 years of clay

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

Inspiration:
Potters on pots
- Doug Fitch

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

Collecting:
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

Masterclass:
Masterclass
- 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

Profile:
In the spotlight