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.
The versatility of clay is surely one of it's attractions – all you have to do is look at the ceramists we feature to see the numerous ways it enables people to express themselves. A number of our featured artists this issue, including Sam Bakewell, Tessa Eastman and our cover star Ian Godfrey, all look towards the escapist nature of ceramics as a key influence in their practice, creating innovative work that reflects their personal connection with the material. We hope you enjoy reading about their influences and inspiration.
Don’t miss our feature on the history and future of wood firing; Jenny Southam discussing the influence of 18th-century Staffordshire wares on her work; our preview of Common Cause, a celebration of John Ruskin’s impact on craft traditions, plus all the usual news and reviews.