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.
If you are astounded by the diverse range of items that can be made from clay, then surely one of the most astonishing results is when people make something on a monumental scale. In this issue, our cover star Nicholas Rena shares elements of his making process, including the fact that his large-scale pieces take two to three months of drying time before they even enter the kiln. We also profile the work of Finnish artist Kristina Riska, whose ceramic sculptures are massive in size, yet delicate in form and detail; Honor Freeman’s porcelain installations, one of which consists of 656 components; and Marijke Varrall-Jones from Maak Contemporary Ceramics talking about the increasing size of the ceramic auction market.
Don’t miss our review of Edmund de Waal’s installations in Venice; Australian ceramic artist Stephen Bowers sharing his fascination with blue and white shards of china; our Masterclass with Angela Mellor taking us step-by-step through her process for making bone china paperclay vessels, plus all the latest news and reviews.