A discussion of the cultural and historical forces surrounding the production of Pennsylvania salt-glazed ware, why and how it ceased, and what it means to the potters of today.
with The Wind in the Jug
Focus: The Culture of Clay
What happens in ceramics when fundamental shifts take place in our cultures? We have a wonderful tool for answering this question: our own history.
Looking for and recognizing the qualities in pots that make them timeless, instructive and perhaps even priceless.
A potter’s perspective on being “the hunter and the hunted” in the collecting world, and what it really means to collect pots.
Focus: Gallery Guide
CM’s comprehensive listing of where to go, what to see and where to
show, including galleries that show ceramics on a regular basis and
museums with significant ceramics collections on view.
The annual exhibition, which takes place at the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference, occupied three gallery rooms at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts this year. The jurors share their thoughts on the work and their reflections on ceramic education.
Focus: College Clay
Our annual Undergraduate Showcase kicks off this issue, followed by the Regional Student Juried Exhibition (RSJE) from the National Council on Education for the Ceramics Arts conference. The RSJE is always one of the highlights of the conference; the work is impressive in scope and accomplishment.
Choosing Solitude Jeff Oestreich, Taylors Falls, Minnesota; Deeply Invested Silvie Granatelli, Floyd, Virginia; Small Rewards, But Who’s Counting?, Blair Meerfeld, Saguache, Colorado; Hard Work, Soft Clay, Mark Shapiro, Worthington, Massachusetts; Foundation Stones John Glick, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Pots in the Real World Ayumi Horie, Cottekill, New York