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Letter from the Editor March 2013

Posted On February 14, 2013 0 Comments

We all wear many hats (or jackets, or aprons, as the case may be), and I think the primary concern for me is not so much the size of your pottery hat, but simply that you have one.

Ceramics Monthly March 2013

Posted On February 14, 2013 0 Comments

We all wear many hats (or jackets, or aprons, as the case may be), and I think the primary concern for me is not so much the size of your pottery hat, but simply that you have one.

—Sherman Hall, Editor

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Ceramics Monthly February 2013

Ceramics Monthly, February 2013

Posted On January 14, 2013 0 Comments

I think we may see as much development in studio ceramics in the next 10 years as we’ve seen in the last 60, and that is more exciting than it is daunting, more hopeful than it is ominous. And for us, at the end of the day, it’s really still just the basic material of mud in our hands that inspires us to create—which is why it’s worth exploring for another 60 years. —Sherman Hall, Editor

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From the Editor, February 2013

Posted On January 14, 2013 0 Comments
This is the second issue in our 60th volume year, and I’m a little embarrassed to say that I almost missed the fact that such an auspicious milestone was being passed all but unannounced. Now, to be honest, it’s wonderful for a magazine (particularly this magazine) to have been around that long, but there is… Read More »
Ceramics Monthly, January 2013

Ceramics Monthly, January 2013

Posted On January 1, 2013 0 Comments

So, as we move forward through the gauntlet of digital content delivery, print delivery, studio work, social-media planning, website building and maintenance, and all the other various and sundry “opportunities” out there, it’s nice to be able to kick back once in a while with a nice pot of tea and appreciate the real reason for all of our publishing celebrations, regardless of medium or form factor—objects made of clay that bring joy into our lives. —Sherman Hall, Editor

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Ceramic Arts 2013 Yearbook and Annual Buyers Guide

Ceramic Arts 2013 Yearbook and Annual Buyers Guide

Posted On December 31, 2012 0 Comments

Welcome to the Ceramic Arts 2013! This publication, supplied as a supplement to all Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated subscribers, looks back over the past year and highlights the clay events and people that have made news in the ceramic art field. Ceramic Arts 2013 also looks to future and includes information about must-see events and the latest color trends for next year.

We hope that Ceramic Arts 2013 serves as a resource you’ll want to read right away and also keep on hand both for its timeliness and its timelessness. Be sure to drop us a line and tell us what you think—we’d love to hear.

                   —Sherman Hall, Editor, Ceramics Monthly, and 
                      Bill Jones, Editor, 
Pottery Making Illustrated

From the Editor, January 2013

Posted On December 10, 2012 0 Comments
We received in our office the other day a teapot from Christa Assad. Because she likes us and decided to send us a gift? Well, no—I mean she likes us, I think, but mostly she sent it because we purchased it as part of the Ceramic Artist of the Year award. If you missed that… Read More »
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An Experienced Wood Firer Shares Kiln Plans for a Small Instructional Wood Kiln

Posted On November 19, 2012 1 Comment

In this post, experienced wood firing potter John Thies tells us about an instructional wood kiln he designed and shares his kiln plans. Plus, one of John’s students shares her experience using the kiln.

Ceramics Monthly, December 2012

Ceramics Monthly, December 2012

Posted On November 6, 2012 0 Comments

In this issue, we’ve asked several makers to describe not only their process for making one of their functional pieces, but the value they hope their work carries that is beyond its basic function—and we hope you value their efforts as much as we do.—Sherman Hall, Editor

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From the Editor, December 2012

Posted On November 6, 2012 0 Comments
I was watching The Antiques Road Show the other day, and I was rooting for a China-painted piece from the early 20th century to really wow me on price, and it came in at something like $1000–$1200. I thought out loud, “Oh, come on, ceramics. You can do better than that.” Now perhaps historical China-painted… Read More »