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Ceramics Monthly February 2014

Posted On January 13, 2014 0 Comments

In this issue, among our usual fare, we will talk about the approach to ceramic design some have taken, and look at the resulting work so you can make up your own mind. —Sherman Hall, Editor.

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Ceramics Monthly January 2014

Posted On December 9, 2013 0 Comments

The January issue, for me, is always exciting. It’s the beginning of a new volume year of the magazine, and while we adjust and make improvements throughout the year, this issue is the one where it makes the most sense to implement new ideas and shuffle things just a bit more than usual. —Sherman Hall, Editor.

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Ceramics Monthly December 2013

Posted On November 11, 2013 0 Comments

As one year draws to a close and another approaches, one thing I like to consider is—well—the coming year. I’ve mentioned here before the fact that “magazine time” runs at least three months in the future, and that we’re constantly looking ahead to what is coming next (or after next, more accurately). And when one does that, suddenly spring of 2014 does not seem that far away, which I think is a very nice thought, don’t you? So, in going through this exercise, we are reminded that there are several opportunities for readers and others to contribute their work and their events to Ceramics Monthly. —Sherman Hall, Editor.

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Ceramics Monthly November 2013

Posted On October 18, 2013 0 Comments

The best possible outcome in seeing these half-finished projects is that we rediscover something we could not understand at the time, but now have the necessary tools or insight to complete, and so a reinvigorating adventure begins. Of course, you or I may not have those insights or tools, but hopefully in these cases we’re wise enough to think hard before just disregarding something that was previously discounted or relegated to the status of one-time diversion.—Sherman Hall, editor.

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Ceramics Monthly October 2013

Posted On September 10, 2013 0 Comments

Now, I’m not trying to start a discussion on the relative merits and comparisons between wheel throwing and handbuilding, or recommend against using tools, or suggest that those of us who have more of our actual hands in the clay are better or more informed or more satisfied in some way than others, but I do think there is something nice about being reminded after several years in clay of the reason I first got into it—the amazement at the things one can do with just hands and clay.—Sherman Hall, Editor

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Ceramics Monthly September 2013

Posted On August 12, 2013 0 Comments

So this is our “back to work” issue. For many, it’s the “back to school” issue, and for that reason, we use it to showcase undergraduate work, as well as review the NCECA “National Student Juried Exhibition.” And in the spirit of traditional as well as nontraditional education, we posed a question to Mark Shapiro, one of our editorial advisory board members: “What is one of the things (advice, technique, philosophy) you’ve learned from a mentor or instructor that has been surprisingly invaluable?” You can check out his answer on the last page of this issue.—Sherman Hall, Editor

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Ceramics Monthly June/July/August 2013

Posted On May 10, 2013 0 Comments

Things have changed, as they always tend to do. Once upon a time, this would have been the issue in which I would be writing about all the upcoming fairs and festivals, where the bulk of most professional clay folks’ income was generated. While that still holds true for some, it’s a progressively smaller part of how makers make a living.

—Sherman Hall, Editor

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Ceramics Monthly May 2013

Posted On April 11, 2013 0 Comments

We are reminded that there is a lot of very good work being made by folks just coming into their own, and we always end up with a renewed sense of excitement and anticipation about what studio ceramics will have in store for us in the coming year. It’s not that we don’t pay attention to those who are “emerging” throughout the year, but it’s nice to see so many all at once.

—Sherman Hall, Editor

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Ceramics Monthly April 2013

Posted On March 12, 2013 0 Comments

What would I make? Exactly what I’m making. I’ve made my choices, and the work I make is the result of those choices. I think this is true for all of us, whether we’re in full-time production or making one-offs on a very part-time schedule.

—Sherman Hall, Editor

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Ceramics Monthly March 2013

Posted On February 14, 2013 0 Comments

We all wear many hats (or jackets, or aprons, as the case may be), and I think the primary concern for me is not so much the size of your pottery hat, but simply that you have one.

—Sherman Hall, Editor

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