Focus: College Clay

Our annual Undergraduate Showcase kicks off this issue, followed by the Regional Student Juried Exhibition (RSJE) from the National Council on Education for the Ceramics Arts conference. The RSJE is always one of the highlights of the conference; the work is impressive in scope and accomplishment.


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In this issue:

2008 Undergraduate Showcase

In what we are planning as an annual feature, the inaugural competition for undergraduate ceramic students pretty much blew us away with the quality and variety of work being made by those just starting out in the field. Have a look, and start getting ready for next year!


Regional Student Juried Exhibition

The annual exhibition, which takes place at the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference, occupied three gallery rooms at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts this year. The jurors share their thoughts on the work and their reflections on ceramic education.


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The MFA Factor: Arizona State University

Each fall, we profile several graduate ceramics programs around the United States. This kick-off installment is the first of four; one in each issue through December.


Ralph Bacerra, 1938-2008
by Garth Clark

A tribute to an artist, teacher and inspiration to many.


Enjoying the Still Life
by Leigh Taylor Mickelson

The colorful conglomerations of Anat Shiftan encourage us to slow down and contemplate the small things.


Natural Resources: Elaine Parks’ Balancing Act
by Kris Vagner

An artist in a town of just thirteen people explores the blurry boundaries between nature and culture-between
landscape and the decay of human structures.

monthly methods Perfect Perforation by Elaine Parks

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