In putting our last issue together, focused on Masters in Clay, and receiving great feedback and suggestions from you about your influences and those who you feel deserve coverage of a similar type, I began reflecting more intentionally on what really influences me in the studio. What came from that was an understanding that it’s individuals as much as their work that provide inspiration, information, and understanding.

—Sherman Hall, Editor.


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cover: Joan Bruneau’s flower bricks, to 8.5 in. (22 cm) in diameter, wheel-thrown and assembled Lantz earthenware, slip, polychrome glazes, 2014.

In this issue:

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Exhibition Review: Ceramics

and Beyond: Isreal’s Seventh

Ceramic Biennale
reviewed by Lilianne Milgrom

Poetic Nature: The Work of

Jan McKeachie Johnston 
reviewed by Anthony Merino

Studio Visit: Diana Seidel, 

Austin, Texas

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Summer Workshops 2014


Tips and Tools: Triple-Stage

Clay Trap

by Raquel and Dan Sobel

Techno File: Pyrometric Cones
by Tina Gebhart
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Clay Culture: 

In Search of Aiyanar
by Ake and Eva Nobling


Joan Bruneau’s polychrome

low-fire glazes, and Val Cushing’s

cone 04,4, 6, and 8-10 glazes.


Spotlight: Mid-Career Switch
by Helena Starcevic
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Images from current and

upcoming exhibitions.

Idyllic Place: The Work of

Joan Bruneau 

by Andrea Marquis

Catherine Lee: Constellations

by Kathleen Whitney

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Val Cushing—Potter

by Ed Lebow

Clay Culture: Sedimentology

by Maria Nordgren





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