Richard Peeler’s method of making flattened pots from a hump mold offers many interesting variations on a basic shape.
Pottery by Kato, from the “Japan: Design Today” exhibit, is reproduced over the familiar features of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.
Irene Kettner’s wheel-thrown animal sculpture is the subject of this month’s feature article.
Marjorie Evans Goslee’s Eskimo sculpture, “Ootah,” is a 15-inch-high figure made from dark brown stoneware with incised design and areas of black and white underglaze.
Slab-built sets of related pots by Richard Miller are the subject of this month’s feature article. Mr. Miller introduces his own unusual method of constructing these pots as a unit and then slicing them apart.
African Madonna, by Trina Paulus, was shown in the National Religious Art Exhibition in Birmingham, Michigan. This ceramic sculpture is approximately 18 inches high and is colored dark and light brown with sgraffito in white. Other works exhibited in this show are pictured in this month’s Show Time feature.
The tall vase was made by Robert C. Burkhart of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. A feature article by Mr. Burkhart, “Learn to Throw Tall Pots,” appears on page 22 of this issue.
Rita Yokoi is the co-winner, with Fred Roth, of the 1960 Elisabeth Moses memorial award given annually by the Association of San Francisco Potters as special recognition to promising young ceramists. Mrs. Yokoi will graduate from the California School of Fine Arts this year, and then plans to share a ceramic studio with her husband.
The potters on this month’s cover typify our September theme, “Back-to-Work.” Like ceramists all over the country, they are getting started on another busy season as they scrape, decorate and glaze their over-size pieces of pottery.