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.
In the spirit of our Christmas issue and the season of goodwill it seemed fitting to profile a potter who has given so much to the world of ceramics over the last 40-odd years. Lisa Hammond MBE, founder of both Adopt a Potter and Clay College, took in her first apprentice in 1998 and since then has championed the cause for ceramics education in the UK, helping to secure the success of the next generation of potters and also safeguard the tradition of the craft.
Also profiled this issue is our cover star Ostinelli&Priest who handbuild wonderful creatures inspired by the 18th-century painters Francisco Goya and George Stubbs; you will also find beautiful ceramic jewellery from our emerging maker Katie Timson; an insight into tableware created especially for the TV series MasterChef: The Professionals; a step-by-step Masterclass with ceramist Adrian Bates, plus all the latest news and events from the world of ceramics.