Two Japanese potters at work on their wheels are part of the scene vividly described by Tom Marsh in his feature article.
Features from this month’s special “Back-to-Work” issue are depicted on the cover. The Knight on the left is part of a wheel-thrown sculpture by Elizabeth Heil; center is a detail from a Stoneware Bottle by Charles Lakofsky; and the panel on the right are students from a ceramic class at the Montclair Museum Art School.
Detail from a glass wall hanging by Dorothy Larson, Washington, NJ. The 12 by 18 inch panel is composed of blue and green glass hexagons bonded to plate glass.
Raul Coronel’s 24-inch stoneware “Sun Pot” is one of 62 pieces from the arts of Southern California-XI: Designer Crafts survey exhibition.
Rut Bryk’s ceramic tile is a design of barbaric splendor combined with childhood fantasy.
David W. Laughlin’s wheel-thrown Owls are among the creatures described in his feature article. The owls, which are from 8 to 12 inches high, are made from a clay composed of earthenware and fireclay and fired to about cone 5.
Angelo C. Garzio’s Stoneware Teapot has a pulled clay overhead handle. The teapot has a wax-resist decoration and was reduction fired to cone 7.
Bud Vase by Edward Cromey was made by combining slab and thrown parts; the decorative scale effect was achieved by the applique method. The unusual “orange peel” texture results from the use of the salt glaze technique.
The Virgin Mary and Christ Child, from the workshop of Andrea della Robbia (1480-90), is presented as our Holiday Greeting to potters everywhere. This superb example of Italian ceramic work is 40 inches in diameter. The heads, bodies and wings in the central panel are unglazed, revealing the terra cotta color of the clay; the background is the traditional della Robbia blue glaze and the halos are white. The cherub border is blue and white, and the fruit border is green, raisin, lavender, mustard and green.
World-famous potter Angelo C. Garzio is pictured scoring a wheel-thrown pitcher preparatory to attaching the handle. Mr. Garzio’s feature article in this issue gives his views on making and placing of the handle, and the accompanying illustrations record each decisive step in the process.