Seventeenth century Bellarmine jug (also known as a graybeard), anonymously produced salt-glazed stoneware with stamped decoration, Germany. Shown slightly larger than actual size, this is one of the forms on display in Höhr-Grenzhausen, the subject of this month’s cover story beginning on page 26. Bellarmine jugs originally caricatured Robert Cardinal Bellarmine (Bellarmino) a seventeenth century Italian prelate.
Thrown and faceted porcelain teapot, shown actual size, with celadon glaze and banding. This form by studio potter Tom Turner of Liberty, South Carolina, was among a variety of pots presented in the exhibition “Functional Ceramics 1978″—featured in an article beginning on page 23.
Stoneware vase with “pass-throughs” and incising, 34 inches in height, by Berkeley artist Peter Voulkos, 1977. The form was thrown in sections, assembled, and fired with cobalt oxide and glaze. Peter Voulkos is the subject of this month’s portfolio beginning on page 59.
A Colombian folk potter unloads large jars, still hot from firing, in a traditional kiln at La Chamba, in the state of Tolima. These potters and their anachronistic traditions are the subject of an article beginning on page 55.
Stoneware jar with unglazed foot and on-glaze brushwork, 15½ inches in height, produced anonymously at Huang-tao, south central China. This and other Tang dynasty )A.D. 618-906) works are currently on exhibit at the Newark Museum’s show, “2,000 Years of Chinese Ceramics.”
“The Signal,” cast and assembled sculptural form, whiteware with luster, stain, and glaze, 14 inches in height, by Lukman Glasgow. This ceramist is the subject of Elaine Levin’s profile article beginning on page 45.
“Vessel,” 19 inches in width, thrown and altered Cone 4 stoneware, fired to Cone 04 and salted in a reduction atmosphere, by David Crane, Bloomington, Illinois. This and other works were presented in the Marietta College Crafts national ’77, a multi-media exhibition featured on pages 32 through 39.
Majolica plate, produced at Deruta, Italy, circa 1530, and shown nearly actual size. This work was among those assembled at the Indiana University Art Museum in an exhibition titled “Italian Majolica From Midwestern Collections.” Some of the rare and unusual works in the show are presented beginning on page 55.
Handmade ceramic tile floor (detail) 10 x 12 feet, by Farley Tobin. This and other works were presented as part of the artist’s Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition, held at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Kogo (incense box), Kyoto, Japan, mid-nineteenth century, approximately one inch in height, two inches in diameter. This and other kogo were presented in an exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the subject of a feature article beginning on page 22.