Now in its 60th year, Ceramics Monthly focuses on clay from the maker’s perspective. With material based firmly in tradition, with thought and practice always reaching toward the future, Ceramics Monthly brings the intersection of clay and contemporary culture right to your studio.


World-class potters and artists share their advice and techniques. What’s the next breakthrough in your art? From studio processes to aesthetic content, from glaze recipes to the science behind them, you’ll find all of it in each issue of CM.


As the world’s largest ceramics magazine, Ceramics Monthly serves a wide variety of readers, including professionals artists, educators, students and enthusiasts. Our readers are directly involved in making handmade functional pottery, sculpture and tile, and many are avid collectors of the same. We address technical issues, but also go further to discuss cultural, social and aesthetic issues directly related to studio ceramics. Our broad coverage includes practical technical information, inspirational artist profiles with full-color images of artist’s works, timely exhibition reviews, and the only comprehensive listings of calls for entry in the ceramic-art world.


Our audience is passionate about clay as a medium for creative exploration, and we support them in print by providing a forum for discussion, a venue for sharing successes and discoveries, and a place to see the best of what’s happening in the vibrant, active field of studio ceramics. Join us!



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Our staff

Editor: Jessica Knapp
Associate Editor: Holly Goring

Production Associate: Erin Pfeifer
Tablet Designer: Melissa Bury
Online Editor: Jennifer Poellot Harnetty

Technical Editor: Dave Finkelnburg
Advertising Manager: Mona Thiel
Advertising Services: Marianna Bracht
Marketing Manager: Steve Hecker
Design: Paula John/ Boismer John Design

Managing Director, Ceramic
Publications Company:
 Sherman Hall

Publisher: Charles Spahr


Editorial Advisory Board

Linda Arbuckle; Professor, Ceramics, Univ. of Florida
Scott Bennett; Sculptor, Birmingham, Alabama
Dick Lehman; Studio Potter, Indiana

Simon Levin; potter, Gresham, Wisconsin
Meira Mathison; Director, Metchosin Art School, Canada
Bernard Pucker; Director, Pucker Gallery, Boston
Phil Rogers; Potter and Author, Wales
Jan Schachter; Potter, California
Mark Shapiro; Worthington, Massachusetts
Jack Troy; Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
Susan York; Santa Fe, New Mexico