on cover: Ben Krupka’s jar, 9 in. (23 cm) in height, porcelain, slips, glazes, fired to cone 6 in an electric kiln, 2014.


In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. —Robert Frost


The time has come for a transition here at Pottery Making Illustrated as I’ve decided to retire, hang up my editor’s hat, and get back into the studio. I’ve had a chance to look back and reflect on the first 95 issues of the magazine, and am amazed at what’s been covered in the world of pottery techniques. From the simple to the complex and the traditional to the experimental, artists from around the world have generously shared their information with enthusiastic readers such as you, and their techniques have been preserved for years to come.—Bill Jones, Editor.

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In this issue

Ranlett_MJ14 Hopper_MJ14

Deanna Ranlett

Purple Glazes

Robin Hopper

Fluting Neriage Bowls

Baugh_MJ14 Salaff_MJ14

J. Steven Baugh
Personal Water Pots

Shana Angela Salaff

Relating Pattern to Form 
Pattern can function in many different and surprising ways, particularly when influenced by form.

Lantin_MJ14 Long_MJ14

Martina Lantin
The Print Duality
Using monoprinting and toner-resist transfer to create surface decoration offers many layers of possibilities.

Courtney Long

The Spouted Batter Bowl
Make a batter bowl inspired by nature to boost creativity in the studio and brighten up your kitchen.


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Ben Krupka
The Oribe-Inspired Decorated Jar

Reinvent a historical style to create surfaces that inspire you and creatively engage your forms. 

Naomi Tsukamoto
Thrown and Handbuilt All at Once


Woods_MJ14 SVDassow_MJ14

Glenn Woods
Turn it Upside Down

Sumi von Dassow’s In the Kitchen 

Olive Trays


Pottery Illustrated by Robin Ouellette 

Ceramic Musical Forms

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