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.
As we continue to celebrate our 50th anniversary, in this issue we reflect on how the ceramic community has dealt with the coronavirus pandemic, looking at how makers, galleries and craft organisations have gone online to promote working with clay. Our cover star is Vicky Lindo and her partner Bill Brookes, who took the ceramic world by storm, winning the grand prize at the BCB last year; we also feature satirist, illustrator and ceramic artist Roger Law, who most people will recognise from his Spitting Image days; plus an insightful conversation with Japanese potter Shozo Michikawa on his background and unusual making process. You will find details of a recent bequest to The Hepworth Wakefield that includes 42 pieces by John Ward; we revisit two firing Masterclasses, featuring the step-by-step processes of pit-firing and raku, plus all the latest news and events from the world of ceramics.