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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 293

September / October 2018

Contents...
Profile:
Balance and poise
- Isabella Smith

We visit the south London studio of Scottish potter Jennifer Lee – our cover star for this issue – to learn more about her techniques, approach and creative journey

Review:
Marrying art and maths
- Colin Martin

Colin Martin discusses a William De Morgan show at the Guildhall Art Gallery in London that explores the mathematical awareness behind his geometric pottery

Profile:
A potter's life…
- Tony Laverick

Veteran maker Tony Laverick discusses his experiences across the ceramics industry and considers how to build a career selling the work you love

Collecting:
Auction eye
- Will Farmer

BBC Antiques Roadshow expert and director of Fieldings Auctioneers, Will Farmer discusses what's in and what's out in the changeable world of collecting pottery

Review:
Objects of containment
- Frances McDonald

Frances McDonald visits Contained | Contenu at the Musée Ariana, Switzerland: an exhibition exploring ideas of interior space through work in ceramic and glass

CPA:
CPA 60th anniversary

We look back at the Craft Potters Association's history and achievements – from fairs, ‘Potters Camps' and founding CR, to major exhibitions and grants for makers

Profile:
Clay ménagerie
- André Hess

French artist Sophie Favre's sculptures of animals have an uncanny human quality; André Hess discovers the ideas behind the work and learns about her making process

Inspiration:
Potters on pots
- Agalis Manessi

Agalis Manessi explains how her tin-glazed earthenware portrait plates developed after discovering colourful Renaissance maiolica dishes in the V&A's collection

Education:
From West to East
- Florian Gadsby

Potter and Instagram star Florian Gadsby discusses two apprenticeships – one in England and one in Japan – to consider the merits of different approaches to learning

Advice:
Ask the experts
- Claire Dixon

How do you pack your pottery easily, safely and economically? The Contemporary Ceramics Centre's Claire Dixon answers a question from a reader

Clays and glazes:
Glaze recipe
- James and Tilla Waters

Potters James and Tilla Waters share how they make an unusual lilac glaze using a rare earth oxide, which they developed for their porcelain and stoneware tableware

History:
CPA 60th celebration

As part of the Craft Potters Association's anniversary year, we put potter Eileen Lewenstein in the spotlight