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Black Friday
After making pots for twenty years and teaching college ceramics for ten years, at some point I decided a change was needed. Maybe it was the three hour faculty committee meetings after teaching all day. Or my colleagues at lunch asking me “Why I wan
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Vale Robin Welch: Potter, Painter, Printmaker 23/7/1936–5/12/2019 An Australian Connection
Robin Welch died recently aged 83. He was an innovative artist who used ceramics, painting and printmaking as his chosen media within which he integrated themes. He developed new forms and techniques, often combining different methods of construction
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Redefining The Allegory, Playfulness And Aura Of Ceramic Art In The Era Of 3D Printing
William Morris said “true happiness in modern society is only possible if you are an artist or a thief.” Minor and repetitive work, or the kind of work that requires years of training and experience never fails to lack the element of enjoyment. An ex
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Ceramics: Art & Perception
Editor Bernadette Mansfield Directors Bernadette Mansfield Neil Mansfield Assistant Editor Luke Davies Editorial Adviser Josh Mansfield Layout Designer Luke Davies Office Manager Jennifer Ireland Administration Assistants Charlie Mansfield Max Mansfi
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Spontaneous Response: The Innovative Ceramics of Don Reitz Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art Westmont College, Santa Barbara, USA Aug 29 – Nov 9 2019
For three months during the fall of 2019, nearly 80 ceramic objects by the artist Don Reitz (1929–2014) were on view at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art on the campus of Westmont College, located in the hills east of Santa Barbara in Southern C
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A Note From The Editor
Times have rarely been as fractious and precarious as now. If you’re not currently in lockdown (for the first or second time), then you might easily be by the time this issue reaches its way to your studio, library or home. When will we return to nor
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Merran Esson: A Life of Collecting
I love collecting, I love it when I see something I want, I do a little negotiation with my brain and my bank balance. Do I really want it? Do I really need this piece in my collection? Ultimately my brain normally wins and I end up with them on my s
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The Storyteller: The Woven Narratives of Natalia Dias
A story is one of the most powerful shaping forces in human life. We create stories to forge connections between how we live, think, feel and in turn these stories shape us, becoming woven into our memories. We have an inherent need to create stories
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Hector Mavridis: Seeking the Elemental
Bent over the wheel, Hector Mavridis demonstrates to his workshop students how to throw wide terra cotta pots. Next, he guides each student in throwing large pots, pushing them beyond their comfort level. Then come the tall, narrow bottle forms, the
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Ryoji Koie
It was with great sadness that I learnt of the recent death of Ryoji Koie, one of Japan’s most innovative and internationally famous post-war artists. I feel deeply privileged to have known him and am a better person and potter as a result. I met Koi
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Rachel Wood: Sentient Sturt Gallery Mittagong, Sept – Nov 2019
Sentient was UK-based ceramic artist Rachel Wood’s first major exhibition in Australia following her residency at the Sturt Craft Centre in 2019. Wood’s ceramics delight in a vision of the natural world, told through experiences of bushwalking and ex
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Owen Rye: A Daedal Gallimaufry
Owen Rye’s autumn exhibition, A Daedal Gallimaufry, curated by Skepsi’s Anna Maas, was a tour de force in many ways, not least in its fortuitous timing. The bushfires were doused, finally, and the virus a low whisper (in Australia) at the time of the
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Wrinkles Tell the Story: The Patchwork Quilt of Life
Sindhi artisans have a long history and their diverse ceramic and textile handicrafts are known all over the world and their rich traditional handicraft heritage has developed over centuries. Sindhi art has been inspired by their wide-ranging culture
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Clay Today: A Group with a Vision
The ‘Clay Today’ group was a dynamo and catalyst for a number of central events and activities that pushed and changed the Danish ceramic world during the early 1990s. ‘Clay Today’ came into existence out of a need for a platform to exchange of knowl
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The Appropriation of Tradition in Contemporary Korean Ceramics
Representations informed by appropriations of motifs from traditional media such, as folk painting and traditional ceramics, are often adopted in contemporary Korean ceramics. This tendency demonstrates the artists’ desire for a more modern contextua
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CLAY Talk 16 Nov, 2019
It is wonderful as always to return to Denmark and I am greatly honored to be asked to address you on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of this museum. I have to tell you that I cried a little when I received this invitation. Thank you. I would li
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The Fashionable Figures of 1916–1928 Chinese Porcelain
Chinese ceramic art changed abruptly at the end of the Qing Dynasty, even though the development of ceramics as an art continued through to the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). In recent years there has been an increasing focus on th
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Mary Law: Forthright
Mary Law is an urban potter who has long lived in a mixed residential-commercial neighborhood in Berkeley, California that includes a number of other ceramists. She was shaped by a workshop with Karen Karnes and an apprenticeship with production pott
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Industrial One of 3.0: Machine's Hand-made
Craft and design have a lot of meeting points, including that the field of design may be considered a natural continuation of craft as a result of the Industrial Revolution. Designers and crafts people are developing new identities because their fiel
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Drifting Dangerously
Today the experience of waste and pollution is entirely natural. Wherever we happen to be, our adored archipelagos of locality are permeated by a profusion of contaminations that bathe the entire planet. In the world’s burgeoning metropolises − which
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The Flavor of Fire: An Approach to Flashing in Wood-Fired Kilns
Over twelve years ago I quit my university teaching job, gave away all my possessions, and relocated to Japan. With no personal connections, no language skills, and very limited resources, I set out determined to change my life, and become a potter i
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Svend Bayer: Last Pot Standing
As I walk with my dog by the waters edge it seems that nature is more loud than usual. On the far bank a discord of raucous geese are feeding on the young shoots of an autumn sown crop, a moorhen crocks as it searches in vain for a nesting site among
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Q&A Crystal Growth in the Same Glaze Upon Cooling
The problem can occur either in the glaze formula or the kiln cooling cycle or both. The process you are observing is devitrification when crystals form in a glaze during the first 200oC upon cooling. Longer times in this temperature range can cause
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Fathers and Sons: The Art of Filial Piety
Navigating the sea of filial relationship is not easy for the son of an artist, especially in a society like Japan where filial piety has been a dominant ethos. How in the shadow of the father’s fame can the son achieve artistic independence without
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Developing A Ceramic Base Engobe From Locally Available Raw Materials In Nigeria
When the fired colour of the ceramic body is dark and the colour of the glaze is light, or where it is necessary to equalize differences in stress between body and glaze, then an engobe is required as a compensating layer. Engobe is a specially compo
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Take It Out Of The Garden
Red, ruddy, rubicund, rosy, the earth at its most vivified, vital and vibrant: the ubiquitous and heartening ‘baked earth’ that is terracotta appears in all spheres of daily experience. It is a material of diverse character. Terracotta is everywhere.
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A New Breath of Life for the Traditional Pottery of Avanos: Candle Stove – Iglo
One of the most significant centers of continuous traditional ceramic production from the past to the present-day is Avanos. Historically, pot production was common in the entire Hittite world; an industry that spread to many regions that have disapp
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Firing the Phalluses: Rites of Passage in May Okafor’s Royal Gorgeousness
May Okafor is a contemporary Nigerian ceramist whose works proclaim, and rightly so, the centeredness of clay as a filtering medium in the deconstruction/reconstruction of life experiences. She is a member of faculty in the Department of Fine and App
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The Twelve Immortals of Flowers in Chinese Ceramics
Produced from the Royal Kilns, a series of ceramic cups glaze-painted with the Immortals of Flowers (Figure 1) has gained in popularity since the early Qing Dynasty (1612-1912) partly due to the renewed interest in the Imperial period. During the era
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Q & A: Glaze Pinholes
Q: On my last firing the glaze had a number of pinholes. What causes this and how can I prevent this happening? There are many factors which can cause this common defect, often the most difficult part of the investigation is discovering which one res
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