Focus: Working Potters

Eight full-time working potters share their insights on making it in the pottery world, in the studio and in life.


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In this issue:

Work and Play: The Potter’s Life

Naomi Cleary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Paul Eshelman, Elizabeth, Illinois

Jennifer Allen, Morgantown, West Virginia

Simon Levin, Gresham, Wisconsin

Kathryn Finnerty, Pleasant Hill, Oregon

Maren Kloppmann, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mark Hewitt, Pittsboro, North Carolina

Diana Fayt, San Francisco, California

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Nan Smith: Evoking Nostalgia
by Glen R. Brown

An artists goes beyond simple sentimentality and charges works with more complex issues of memory, family, cultural customs and sociological commentary, resulting in a balanced combination of the personal and the universal.


Kari Radasch and the Sweetness of Discovery
by Katey Schultz

a popular body of work that hasn’t “run dry” in the marketplace might
sound like a bad idea, but making work that doesn’t resonate with you
as a maker is worse.
recipes Redware, slip and glaze for cone 03
monthly methods Appliqué, Fondant and Stickers-Oh, My! by Kari Radasch

Check out Kari’s methods and recipes in A Piece of Cake: Clay Applique Decoration on Functional Pottery


Susan Peterson, 1925-2009
by Margaret Carney

A respected instructor, author and ceramics luminary passes.


Ron Rivera, 1948-2008
by Peter Chartrand

Remembering a potter and social activist who has made immeasurable contributions to potters and populations around the world.

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