September / October 2012
The international magazine of contemporary and historical ceramic art, Ceramic Review, was launched in 1970 by the Craft Potters Association. Since then it has explored and reported on the heritage and changes in trends of ceramics both in the UK and abroad.
Published bi-monthly, the magazine was relaunched two years ago with a crisp new feel to reflect the growing interest in the ceramics world. Combining authoritative features with lavishly illustrated top-quality photography, CR regularly includes in-depth profiles of the most exciting names at work today; features interviews with new names who are making their mark in the field of ceramics; hosts a practical how-to Masterclass series with top ceramists, both in print and online; includes insights from leading auction houses on the latest trends emerging in the world of collecting, alongside the latest news, reviews, exhibitions and events.
An invaluable resource for potters, ceramists, ceramic artists, collectors, enthusiasts and students, Ceramic Review has been inspiring the UK and international ceramics communities for almost 50 years.
For this issue we spent time with our cover star, award-winning potter Jennifer Lee in her studio in south London. With pots held in over 40 public collections worldwide, Lee’s work inspires a reverence rarely seen for a living maker. Learning about her time-consuming process was a fascinating insight into the demands on makers to create work they are proud of – and make a name for themselves at the same time.
Tony Laverick picks up on this theme, describing his life as a potter and the trials, tribulations and triumphs of making, exhibiting and selling your work in an ever-changing marketplace. Speaking of the market, we are lucky to have BBC Antiques Roadshow expert Will Farmer with us for our ‘Auction Eye’ feature, sharing his knowledge and experience as he discusses what’s hot and what’s not in the world of pots – a must-read for collectors.
We couldn’t let this year pass without celebrating the 60th anniversary of our parent organisation, the Craft Potters Association in the magazine. Set up as a non-profit provident society in 1958 by a group of potters wishing to create an environment where they could support one another, today it still stands by this collective spirit to champion the best of British studio ceramics. Here’s to the next 60 years!