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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

In the spotlight

CR’s pick of the crop of current ceramics exhibitions

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

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

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

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