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


Ceramic Review Issue 305

September/October 2020

Ceramic Review Issue 305

September/October 2020

Contents...
Profile :
Sinuous ceramics
- Jane Audas

Tina Vlassopulos has been working with clay for more than 40 years. Jane Audas discovers the influences behind the artist’s unique conceptual sculptures

Gallery:
In the spotlight

CR’s pick of the crop of current ceramics exhibitions

Profile:
An 18th-century take on a 20th-century collection
- Colin Martin

Colin Martin finds out more about the unique curation of an exhibition of over 130 Meissen pieces at The Frick Collection in New York bequeathed by a private collector

Inspiration:
Potters on pots
- Tarragon Smith

Tarragon Smith discusses how canopic jars, used by the Ancient Egyptians during the mummification process, have influenced his own ceramic practice

Opinion :
Clay – big questions and hope
- Bisila Noha

Combining clay from her father’s village in Africa with white stoneware and porcelain, Bisila Noha explains how her latest project reflects recent global topics

Heritage:
Lustre legacy
- Frances McDonald

Mark Campden inherited his love of clay from his father Edgar, who worked with Alan Caiger-Smith, famous for his lustreware. Frances McDonald finds out more

Collection :
Ceramics Engagement
- Eva Masterman

Closed due to the coronavirus crisis, Eva Masterman looks at the impact on the Shipley Art Gallery and its plans to promote and access its ceramic collections

Profile:
Practical Potter
- Alex McErlain

William Plumptre has been making pots in the Anglo-Oriental style for over three decades. Alex McErlain catches up with him to uncover more about his practice

Emerging Maker :
One to Watch
- Aleisha Ellis

Based in Georgia, USA, emerging maker Aleisha Ellis tells us about the peaceful and purposeful functional pottery behind her ceramics line Utility Objects

Inspiration :
Curator's Choice
- Dr Caroline McCaffrey-Howarth

V&A curator Dr Caroline McCaffrey-Howarth has chosen a piece from the collection that is still relevant today