Welcome to the Ceramic Arts 2013! This publication, supplied as a supplement to all Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated subscribers, looks back over the past year and highlights the clay events and people that have made news in the ceramic art field. Ceramic Arts 2013 also looks to future and includes information about must-see events and the latest color trends for next year.

We hope that Ceramic Arts 2013 serves as a resource you’ll want to read right away and also keep on hand both for its timeliness and its timelessness. Be sure to drop us a line and tell us what you think—we’d love to hear.

                   —Sherman Hall, Editor, Ceramics Monthly, and 
                      Bill Jones, Editor, 
Pottery Making Illustrated 


cover: Emmanuel Cooper’s teabowls, 4 in. (10 cm) in height, porcelain. Photo Courtesy of Ceramic Review.

Inside the yearbook and buyers guide:

Ceramic Artist of the Year: Christa Assad


Chosen by the editorial staff of Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated, the Ceramic Artist of the Year receives a $1000 cash award and a $500 purchase award, and is chosen for work that reflects current aesthetics, and for setting an example for ceramic artists by embracing current trends, technology, studio, or marketing practices.



New Products


Every year, new products, improvements on existing products, and updated technology provide the clay world with new things to try and new ways of making our lives easier.



Year in Review


Utilitarian Clay VI: Celebrate the Object

Watershed’s 25th Anniversary

SOFA Chicago

Australian Ceramics Triennale

North Carolina Clay Conference

Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A., 1945–1980

Clark/Del Vecchio Collection

The Indivisible Mug

Harrow School Legacy

AMOCA’s New Digs

Alabama Clay Conference

High-tech, Low-tech



Auctions and Sales


Ai Weiwei’s Sunflower Seeds disperse into lots for sale, Ken Price’s Geometric Cup sells for US$114,562.50, and a Song dynasty brush-washing bowl sells for US$26.7 million.




Transitions: Who Went Where


Everyone wants to move up in their career, and ceramics is no different. Keep track of staff changes at ceramics institutions, colleges, universities, and museums with this annual update.






There are so many well-deserving artists in the field of ceramics. Here is a rundown of several who received recognition this year.



Icons Remembered


Each year, the clay community loses people who have had a great impact on the lives and professions of many. 






Recent Books


Need a good read that will motivate you in the studio?



To Do in 2013


Start filling your calendar now with events you won’t want to miss.


Color Trends 2013


For those who pay attention to trends in color for wholesale orders—or just to keep up on what buyers are looking at—we translate one of the most respected sources for such things into glaze combinations.


Ceramic Arts 2013 Geographic Locator


No matter what you’re looking to purchase for the studio, this handy guide will tell you who sells what, and where they are.



Ceramic Arts 2013 Company Listings


Full contact information and descriptions of the manufacturers and suppliers serving ceramic studios.


To purchase the Ceramic Arts 2013 Yearbook and Annual Buyers Guide please call 1-800-342-3594.