Beads made from self-glazing clay are pictured drying on lengths of 14-gauge nichrome wire. This extra heavy wire is recommended because it also can be used as the firing rods, thus saving handling and loading time.
Painted Pottery Head from Mexico, made sometime between 200 and 900 A.D., was unearthed in the excavations at Remojadas, Veracruz. It is slightly over 7.5 inches high.
Wind Chimes by Juanita May were part of an exhibition of her work at the Art Institute of Chicago during the summer.
This month’s cover pictures one of the most famous living potters, Maria Martinez, an Indian Potter of San Ildefonso.
This month’s cover photograph shows a view from above of a vase with relief decoration by French potter Francine Del Pierre. This internationally known ceramic artist works entirely by the coil method in producing the simple, elegant shapes for which she is famous.
This month’s cover photograph shows a section of a mosaic wall made by students at the DePauw University Art Center.
This month’s cover photograph shows potter Charles Brown at work on a sculptural form in his studio at Mandarin, FL. Mr. Brown’s handbuilt bottles and planters have captured much attention and won numerous awards in regional, national and international exhibitions.
The front cover photograph shows a ceramic Bottle by Jefferson Borden, Providence, RI, that was included in the Craftsmen of the Northeastern States exhibition at the Worcester Art Museum. Mr. Borden’s piece was thrown in two parts and attached in the middle with a vertical pinch, and with a spike clay treatment added. The glaze is a barium red-orange matt with a greenish tinge where there is a saturation of copper. The piece was fired in a natural reduction fire.
This month’s cover photograph shows a view of the glazing room at the Bernard Leach Pottery in St. Ives, England. Our feature story presents a fascinating description of this famous potter and his equally-famous workshop.
This month’s cover pictures a detail from one of a set of illustrations commissioned by the Emperor Ch’ien Lung to depict pottery-making in the Chinese town of Ching-te Chen. Fourteen of these fascinating illustrations are reproduced in a special Ceramics Monthly Portfolio.