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, our cover star this issue also reflects a milestone in ceramic history: the centenary of the Leach Pottery in St Ives. Established by Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada, the pottery has stood the test of time and continues to make a lasting impact on the industry today.
Profiled in this issue is James Tower, who was ahead of his time in his approach to form, decoration and natural expression; plus Australian 'Living Treasure' Pippin Drysdale, whose colourful works are influenced by the landscapes of her home. You will also find the results of the latest sale of Picasso ceramics at Sotheby's; the story behind the collection of John and Joan Shipley, who surrounded themselves with ceramics for over 40 years; a step-by-step Masterclass with Barbara Gittings who shares her process of the ancient Chinese art of Nerikomi, plus all the latest news and events from the world of ceramics.