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Contents May/June 2019





8 Readers’ letters Your latest news, views and comments

10–11 News Our round-up of key stories from the world of ceramics, ceramic art and pottery

12–17 An enchanted vision Ahead of a retrospective at Oxford Ceramics Gallery, David Whiting considers the fantastical sculptures of the late artist Ian Godfrey 18–20 Gallery CR’s pick of the crop of current ceramics exhibitions

23–26 Preview Linda Bloomfield previews a celebration of Victorian artist-critic John Ruskin’s impact on cra traditions: Common Cause at Brantwood in the Lake District

28–30 Potters on pots Artist Jenny Southam discusses folk art pew group sculptures made in 18th-century Staffordshire, and considers their influence on her own making

32–37 Fruits of his labour Potter Adam Frew talks to Dominique Corlett about his work, techniques and steps to success – including crowdsourcing funding for a new studio

39 Preview Ahead of Takeshi Yasuda’s solo show at Goldmark Gallery in Uppingham, Isabella Smith spoke to the potter to discuss his preoccupation with porcelain

40–43 The heritage of Hornsea Ceramic artist Adele Howitt on the history of Hornsea Pottery, the value of its wares today, and celebratory public art installations in East Yorkshire

45–49 Pushing ceramics boundaries To commemorate 10 years of the ceramics residency programme at London’s V&A, Imogen Greenhalgh looks back at the artists who have taken part so far

Sam Bakewell’s Dust, XII (Time for Waste), 2018, parian 50

Sam Bakewell’s Dust, XII (Time for Waste), 50



50–55 Imaginations at work Imogen Greenhalgh meets Sam Bakewell, the latest artist to take part in the V&A’s ceramics residency, and hears about the objects influencing his work

58–62 Smoke & fire Potter, academic and longtime champion of wood firing Sebastian Blackie considers the history of the technique in the UK and its possible futures

64–65 Emerging maker We learn more about Tara Squibb, an emerging artist from Wales who developed a love of ceramics a er a disability forced her into early retirement

66–67 Ask the experts Linda Bloomfield troubleshoots glazing black clays

68–75 Masterclass Ceramic artist Tessa Eastman takes us step-by-step through making her sculptures, which combine slab-building, press-moulding and coiling

76–77 Glaze recipe Potter Kevin Boyd shares the recipe and firing process behind his decoratively crazed naked raku

82 In the spotlight We focus on Georgie Gardiner’s paper resist pots l e u i n D e l v a

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