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Ceramic Review Issue 298


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Colourful restraint
- Nicholas Rena

Ahead of his new solo show at Oxford Ceramics Gallery, ceramic artist Nicholas Rena met with Imogen Greenhalgh to discuss his latest work

In the spotlight

CR’s pick of the crop of current ceramics exhibitions

In full bloom
- Isabella Smith

Isabella Smith visits Charleston in East Sussex to learn more about a long-lost set of 50 painted plates by the Bloomsbury artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant

Ghost Whisperer
- Inga Walton

Inga Walton discovers Honor Freeman’s porcelain sculptures, which replicate everyday objects as a poignant reference to the metaphors of life and death

Auction Eye
- Philip Smith

Lyon & Turnbull’s associate director Philip Smith takes us through the sale highlights and top results from the recent Modern Made auction

Auction know-how
- Karen Bray

Marijke Varrall-Jones, director of Maak Contemporary Ceramics, discusses her career and the ups and downs of the ceramic auction market with CR’s Karen Bray

Music for the eyes
- Colin Martin

Colin Martin visits Venice to review Edmund de Waal’s poignant new ceramic installations in the Jewish Ghetto and Campo San Fantin

Thinking big
- Anna Varakas

Finnish artist Kristina Riska aims to find the balance between detail, monumental scale and organic form in her ceramic sculptures. Anna Varakas finds out more

Glastonbury for ceramics
- Ellen Bell

The International Ceramics Festival at Aberystywth is referred to as the ‘Glastonbury for ceramics’. Ellen Bell previews the highlights at this year’s festival

The terracotta horses of Tamil Nadu
- Simon Broughton

Simon Broughton visits the Ayyanar shrines in Southern India to find out more about the terracotta horses that stand guard as an offering to the gods

Emerging Maker:
One to watch
- Alice Walton

We talk to emerging ceramic artist Alice Walton, who draws inspiration from commonplace items to create abstract forms with unusual colours and textures

Technical :
Glaze recipe
- James Faulkner

Potter James Faulkner shares his eroded slip technique

In the spotlight

We focus on Delfina Emmanuel’s decorative pieces