Earthenware forms by folk potter Eleptharios Theodorachis of Thrapsanos, Crete. Working within traditions that date to 2000 B.C., producing massive forms on a series of hand-turned potter’s wheels.
Ceramist Bruce Howdle caulks the seams between sections of his clay “Cattle Mural,” for Iowa Beef Processors, Dakota City, Nebraska. The work was completed in one piece, then cut for drying and firing.
“Townhouse,” 8 inches in height, ceramic portrait of a residence on 93rd Street in Manhattan, by Michael Parkinson.
Sculptor Margie Hughto handbuilds a series of ceramic fans at her studio in Syracuse, New York.
The thrown stoneware vase, with cut facets, is 9 inches in height, wood/oil-fired high lime celadon glaze. Other works by this potter are presented beginning on page 46.
Glazed porcelain canister, thrown, with pulled handle and fluted wall is by Joe Zeller of Athens, Ohio. This potter was one of 132 craft artists accepted in the Marietta College Crafts National Exhibition. Other works from this show are presented beginning on page 52.
Porcelain pincushion is 4 inches in diameter, with copper glaze.
Three red earthenware goblets, approximately 5, 7 and 6 inches in height, tin glazed with on-glaze brushwork. The form on the right illustrates the reduction-fired copper and silver luster decoration for which Alan is most widely known. This ceramist is the subject of an article beginning on page 33.
Raku bowl, glazed stoneware, 4.5 inches in diameter, with wire-cut foot, by sculptor and ceramist Ralph Komives, currently on the faculty at Stevens College, Columbia, Missouri. Additional work by this artist appears on page 93.
White porcelain bottle with underglaze blue decoration, Yi dynasty (late 18th century A.D.), 14 inches in height. This form was among 345 objects presented in “5000 Years of Korean Art,” at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Organized by the National Museum of Korea, other works in the show are presented in an article beginning on page 91.