Connecticut artist Elizabeth MacDonald; for the past ten years, much of her time has been spent on handmade tile murals.
Florida artist Christine Federighi uses two electric kilns stacked one on top of the other to low fire columnar sculpture infused with personal figure and house symbols.
Tatsuzo Shimaoka at the firemouth of a four-chambered climbing kiln at his studio in Mashiko. One of Japan’s most successful potters, Shimaoka talks about his life and work in the revealing autobiography beginning on page 45.
Texas potter Harding Black outside his San Antonio studio, circa 1963. Recognized as “a master of glazes” (he ran 10,000 tests in one 15-year period), Black talks freely about his 60-year ceramics career.
Rather than lifting fragile raku ware from the kiln for postfiring reduction, Brazilian potter Sara Carone simply removes the kiln’s fiber lid, throws in dry sawdust and lowers a steel-drum reduction chamber.
Firing “Gasp,” a site sculpture addressing humanity’s fragile relationship with the earth, by Joseph Mannino, Pittsburgh.
Los Angeles artist David Roesler uses inlaid slip to produce intricate patterns on his slab-built earthenware boxes.
Oregon potter Cheryl Williams with an array of her “Explorations in Gold”; her article explains how to apply gold leaf.
Canadian ceramist Bruce Taylor in his Halifax, Nova Scotia, studio; this artist’s sculpture draws from varied sources, from pottery and architecture to engineering design.