“Vessel,” 19 inches in width, thrown and altered Cone 4 stoneware, fired to Cone 04 and salted in a reduction atmosphere, by David Crane, Bloomington, Illinois. This and other works were presented in the Marietta College Crafts national ’77, a multi-media exhibition featured on pages 32 through 39.
Majolica plate, produced at Deruta, Italy, circa 1530, and shown nearly actual size. This work was among those assembled at the Indiana University Art Museum in an exhibition titled “Italian Majolica From Midwestern Collections.” Some of the rare and unusual works in the show are presented beginning on page 55.
Handmade ceramic tile floor (detail) 10 x 12 feet, by Farley Tobin. This and other works were presented as part of the artist’s Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition, held at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Kogo (incense box), Kyoto, Japan, mid-nineteenth century, approximately one inch in height, two inches in diameter. This and other kogo were presented in an exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the subject of a feature article beginning on page 22.
Fluted stoneware vase with temmoku glaze, 14½ inches in height, by Bernard Leach. Produced in 1959, this thrown form was exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, as part of an extensive retrospective of the potter’s work, which is featured beginning on page 47.
“Ceramic Sculpture 2,” glazed low-fire clay, 3½ inches in height, by Roy Lichtenstein. The object is one of a group of the artist’s ceramic works which were presented in an exhibition at the Art Galleries of California University, Long Beach. More of Lichtenstein’s work is featured in an article beginning on page 40.
Salt-glazed stoneware spice grinder (matcahete) with cobalt blue decoration, and pestle, circa 1887, by Ernst Richter, Bexar County, Texas. This pressed form is one of a number of unusual historic and modern American works shown in “Texas Pottery, Caddo Indian to Contemporary,” at the Star of the Republic Museum, Washington, Texas. Additional objects from the exhibition are featured beginning on page 28.
Stoneware vase with incised decoration, 14 inches in height, by Marguerite Wildenhain. Photographed in the corner of the artist’s barn studio at Pond Farm, the work reflects its environment in a style reminiscent of this master potter’s Bauhaus training. A profile of Marguerite Wildenhain begins on page 21.