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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 294

November / December 2018

Contents...
Profile:
Clay as canvas
- Sue Herdman

Hilary Mayo's painterly vessels are an abstract response to her observations of the urban and rural during time spent in Africa and Iceland

Preview:
Ceramics – a lifelong vocation
- Vin Ray

Formerly a ceramics student at Bristol Poly, Vin Ray previews Bristol in Brixton – 40 Years On: a showcase of work by former students and their tutors

Profile:
Sculptural theatre
- Imogen Greenhalgh

Imogen Greenhalgh catches up with ceramic artist Claire Partington before her most ambitious work to date, Taking Tea, is shipped to Seattle Art Museum

Education:
Moulding the next generation
- Julia Rowntree and Duncan Hooson

Clayground Collective discuss the importance of working with clay and the development of hand Clayground Collective discuss the importance of working with clay and the development of hand skills for young people today

Collecting:
Auction eye
- Mark Oliver

Mark Oliver from Bonhams auction house in London discusses the results of its recent ceramics sales and considers the future of the market

Profile:
Quiet mastery
- Isabella Smith

Nancy Fuller's pots are made from raw clays and wood-fired in a croft in rural Scotland. Isabella Smith met the the potter to find out more about her processes and creative journey

History:
Refiring the kilns
- Claire Jackson

Once a thriving ceramics centre, Farnham Pottery was saved from redevelopment by a group of volunteers. Claire Jackson reports

Inspiration:
Wild clays and glazes
- Linda Bloomfield

Potter and glaze specialist Linda Bloomfield profiles three recent graduates working with locally found clays, rocks and plant ashes

Emerging maker:
One to watch
- Lena Peters

We discover Lena Peters, whose interest in myths is the inspiration behind her sculptures, which are like artefacts of a forgotten past

Advice:
Ask the experts
- Stephen Murfitt

Stephen Murfitt, potter and author of The Glaze Book, helps two readers with questions on glaze technique and usage

Clays and glazes:
Glaze recipe
- Matt Horne

Potter Matt Horne shares the base crystalline glaze he has been using on his distinctive ceramics over the last eight years

History:
CPA 60th celebration

As part of the Craft Potters Association's anniversary year, we put Irish potter Jack Doherty in the spotlight