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.
While compiling this issue we were reminded about the importance of encouraging the next generation of makers in order to ensure the future of studio pottery and ceramic art in this country. Aspiring artists need guidance and support from the ceramic community in order to achieve their full potential, whether that is through the more traditional route of formal education, via local open-access studios, established makers opening their studios to share their knowledge and experience, or organisations such as the Craft Potters Association that provide makers with a shared platform to advocate their cause. So to all of you who give your time and share your expertise, thank you, you are helping to secure the future of making ceramics for generations to come.
In this issue, don’t miss our review of this years British Ceramics Biennial, now in its tenth year; our throwing Masterclass with potter Stuart Carey; profiles of three experienced makers: Clive Bowen, Derek Wilson and Katie Spragg, plus all the latest news and reviews.