FC_CA14Welcome to the Ceramic Arts 2014! 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 2014 also looks to future and includes information about must-see events and the latest color trends for next year.


We hope that Ceramic Arts 2014 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: Forrest Lesch-Middelton’s Fragmented, from his Origins Tile line represented by Clé Tile of Sausalito, California.

Inside the yearbook and buyers 

Ceramic Artist of the Year: Forrest Lesch-Middleton


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


Ceramic Art London

7th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale

Clay Push Gulgong

SOFA Chicago

International Ceramics Festival

2013 Iowa Clay Conference

28th Annual Atlanta Clay Conference

North Carolina Potters Conference

MAD Museum

NCECA 2013

British Ceramics Biennial

The Third Southeast Asian Ceramic 



Caption: Arjen Noordeman’s Xylophone Bangles, porcelain, 2001. Photo: Louise te Poele.


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 




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


Caption: Greg Payce, recipient of the Canada Council for the Arts Governor General’s Award. Photo: Martin Lipman.


Resident Artists


A lot of great ceramic work is made by resident artists. Check out who they are and where they’re at.




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 2014


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


Color Trends 2014


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 2014 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 2014 Company Listings


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


To purchase the Ceramic Arts 2014 Yearbook and Annual Buyers Guide please call 1-800-342-3594.