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Ceramics Monthly




Letter from the Editor November 2014

Posted On October 13, 2014 0 Comments
Regeneration The busy fall publication schedule that includes the Ceramic Arts Yearbook (which subscribers will receive along with this issue) means that we have four press deadlines that fall within the same 30-day time frame. Of course there is a lot of prep work that goes in before that time, but the focused attention on… Read More »

Crimson Laurel Gallery

Posted On September 30, 2014 0 Comments

Bakersville, North Carolina

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Blue Spiral 1

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Asheville, North Carolina

www.bluespiral1.com

Letter from the Editor October 2014

Posted On September 9, 2014 0 Comments

I think that for most ceramic artists, some of this collected work reminds us of the maker, who is also a friend, mentor, or someone we’re inspired by (a.k.a. a ceramic crush). Some pieces are great for dinner parties, while others are our daily companions. As makers, I think we are so lucky to have this cross-over experience, of both understanding how something is created, and understanding the important role that handmade objects play. They make experiences and our environment special, they connect us to others, make us think, and inspire us in the studio.

–Jessica Knapp, editor.

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Ceramics Monthly October 2014

Posted On September 9, 2014 0 Comments

I think that for most ceramic artists, some of this collected work reminds us of the maker, who is also a friend, mentor, or someone we’re inspired by (a.k.a. a ceramic crush). Some pieces are great for dinner parties, while others are our daily companions. As makers, I think we are so lucky to have this cross-over experience, of both understanding how something is created, and understanding the important role that handmade objects play. They make experiences and our environment special, they connect us to others, make us think, and inspire us in the studio.–Jessica Knapp, editor.

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Ceramics Monthly September 2014

Posted On August 12, 2014 0 Comments

The September issue always feels a little bit like the first day of a new school year for me as we get back into the rhythm of the monthly magazine schedule. This year I feel that way even more so, as I step into my new role as editor.

—Jessica Knapp, Editor.

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Letter from the Editor September 2014

Posted On August 12, 2014 0 Comments

The September issue always feels a little bit like the first day of a new school year for me as we get back into the rhythm of the monthly magazine schedule. This year I feel that way even more so, as I step into my new role as editor. Like Sherman, my experience in our field is as both a maker as well as an editor. It’s a privilege to come to work and research different artists, exhibitions, events, and technical topics in my chosen field. It’s also a great environment because I work with an editorial and production team made up of people who also have backgrounds in ceramics. –Jessica Knapp, editor.

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Letter from the Editor June/July/August 2014

Posted On May 12, 2014 0 Comments

Being the editor of Ceramics Monthly has become a significant part of my personal identity, and stepping away from that will introduce a bit of uncertainty into my life. Luckily, I’m not actually leaving the building, and I’ll get to continue to work with all of the same incredible people who make this magazine (and everything else we do here) happen on a daily basis. I have no doubt the magazine will be in good hands, because one of those people is Jessica Knapp, and she will now bring her expertise and knowledge to these pages in her own way, and that is exciting.
—Sherman Hall, Editor.

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Ceramics Monthly June/July/August 2014

Posted On May 12, 2014 0 Comments

In this issue, we cover the careers of several working potters who have either transitioned into life as a working artist from another career or from school, apprenticeships, and internships within the last 10 years or so. Their paths are varied and provide insight into both the satisfaction and stress of making a living in clay. —Sherman Hall, Editor.

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Ceramics Monthly May 2014

Posted On April 15, 2014 0 Comments

But there is, at the end of the day, a larger issue that we all have in common—like the weather—that influences how we approach ceramics, and that is how to find a way to ignore all of these details and just focus on our clay work and produce work that we are proud of and that represents us in the world—which, after all, is the start and end of all of this. We have this question in common, but the solutions are as different as each of us. One of the most encouraging signs I see that indicates people are able to address this concern is that we continue to see talented, dedicated people entering the field and making work that is personal, refined, and honest. Take a look through this year’s Emerging Artists (starting on page 45) and I think you’ll agree. For some of them, the answer is finding residencies that will allow them time and space to focus on their work, for some it’s making the most of whatever bits of time and space they can carve out at home. Regardless of the specifics, it’s clear that each of them has made a conscious choice to make clay a priority in their lives. —Sherman Hall, Editor.

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