We need passionate newbies; we do, in fact, want them to be fired up about clay. But once they are interested, and we have them in our clutches, and they have learned a subtle thing or two about the wonders of clay, then I think it is reasonable to expect that their vocabulary and manner of dialog reflect their level of knowledge—which is to say that they move from being fired up to becoming stoked, or centered (well, maybe not centered—that takes quite a while). —Sherman Hall, Editor

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cover: Kate Maury’s Grotto (For Marie), collaboration with David Swenson, 24 in. (61 cm) in height, handbuilt porcelain, fired to cone 6 in oxidation. Photo: Brad Daniels (http://braddaniels.com).


In this issue:

Sources and Influences: Mentors and Students
by Kathleen Kneafsey
Mr. Bailey’s Museum
of Wonders

by Garth Johnson
Summer Workshops 2012
Studio Visit: Backa Carin Ivarsdotter
Stockholm/Valskog, Sweden
Techno File: Plaster (Gypsum)
by Guy Michael Davis
Clay Culture: Pacific Standard Time
by Kathleen Whitney

Clay Culture:
Trading Experiences
by Justin Rothshank

Clay Culture:
Khan Academy

by Jessica Knapp
Exhibition Review: Dark Childhood: “Push Play: The 2012 NCECA Invitational”
by Matthew Kangas
Exhibition Review:
Taken into Context

by Keith J. Williams
Clay Is Back at Otis

by Margaret Reeve

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