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.
Our cover star this issue Malene Hartmann Rasmussen was raised in a rural part of Denmark and grew up with characters from Danish folklore including trolls who steal babies, and a lake-dwelling creature that sings people to their doom! No wonder she creates her own enchanted worlds out of clay, such as My Inner Beasts – which many of you may remember from last year’s British Ceramics Biennial – and her installation In the Dead of Night from 2015’s Jerwood Makers Open. An apprentice to Dutch artist Carolein Smit (who’s solo show at the V&A we also review this issue), they both have a fascination with the darker side of life that is evident in their work.
If you’ve always wanted to express yourself through clay or wish to develop further as a maker, take a look at our ceramics education article. Featuring diplomas from City Lit and Clay College Stoke, BA courses at Central Saint Martins and Cardiff Metropolitan University, and a Ceramic Skills & Design Course in Ireland, we hear first-hand from students who have attended each institution in order to build their futures as successful ceramists.
However you express yourself, we hope you find inspiration in this issue.