On the cover, Arnold Zimmerman’s studio. This Brooklyn ceramist builds forms from thick coils, then deeply carves and shapes them.
Thrown and assembled columns, the tallest 93 inches in height, with extruded additions, embedded glass shards, stains and glazes, by Jamie Walker.
Wheel-thrown covered jar, 14 inches in height, porcelain, with hand-formed and extruded additions, glazed, sandblasted, by Don Pilcher.
Porcelain covered jar, 30 inches in height, wheel thrown, altered, incised through thick porcelain slip, soda vapor glazed, by Chris Staley.
Dessert/luncheon set, serving platter (detail) 13 inches in diameter, wheel-thrown and slab-built porcelain, by Michael Lambert.
Japanese-born ceramist Jun Kaneko amid his 7-ton sculptures in a kiln at the Omaha Brick Works, Nebraska. Jun rented the old beehive kiln to build and fire eight monumental works, a project that lasted nine months.
“Fire Totem”, cast and handbuilt clay with low-fire glazes, lusters, acrylic paint, rayon flocking, metal flake glitter, by Toby Buonagurio.
Thrown stoneware vase, 11 inches in height, Bristol-type glaze over Albany slip, by Maija Grotell.
“Soup in Sandwich,” 19 inches in height, entirely constructed of white earthenware, with low-fire commercial glazes, by David Gilhooly. A completely functional tureen, the top slice of “bread” may be lifted to reveal a smoothly glazed interior, while the protruding “stalk of celery” is the handle for a metal ladle.