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.
Trio, white and brown, by Nicholas Vergette; stoneware garden lantern by F. Carlton Ball; and stoneware owl by Ruth Eversole.
Terra cotta sculpture, Indian Lion, is 8 inches high, shown by Margot Kempe at the recent annual exhibition, The Craftsman Previews the Sixties. See the feature article on page 15.
California potters Helen and David Morris are pictured working in their studio in Sausalito. Their experiments with crystalline stoneware glazes are the subject of the feature beginning on page 15.
Stoneware jar with lid, reduction glaze over iron, is one of the pots in the Arts of Southern California VI: Ceramics Exhibit at the Long Beach Museum of Arts. See the feature article on page 15.
Branch bottle, 25 inches high, by collaborators Denis Chasek and Jan Parshall of Akron; “Barn Owl” by Hugh Moore of Cleveland; “Trick Horse,” 18 inches high, by Roy N. Mills of Youngstown. See page 34 for more about this show.
Hal Fromhold’s Multiple Pots are inspired by beach scenes.