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Contents July/August 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 Colourful restraint Ahead of his new solo show at Oxford Ceramics Gallery, ceramic artist Nicholas Rena met with Imogen Greenhalgh to discuss his latest work 18–20 Gallery CR’s pick of the crop of current ceramics exhibitions

23–26 Preview Isabella Smith visits Charleston in East Sussex to learn more about a long-lost set of 50 painted plates by the Bloomsbury artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant

28–33 Ghost whisperer Inga Walton discovers Honor Freeman’s porcelain sculptures, which replicate everyday objects as a poignant reference to the metaphors of life and death

35–37 Auction Eye Lyon & Turnbull’s associate director Philip Smith takes us through the sale highlights and top results from the recent Modern Made auction

38-41 Auction know-how Marijke Varrall-Jones, director of Maak Contemporary Ceramics, discusses her career and the ups and downs of the ceramic auction market with CR’s Karen Bray

43–45 Potters on pots Australian ceramic artist Stephen Bowers shares how finding shards of blue and white china as a child led him on a technical and symbolic journey of discovery

46–49 Review Colin Martin visits Venice to review Edmund de Waal’s poignant new ceramic installations in the Jewish Ghetto and Campo San Fantin


Honor Freeman’s Wash, dry, fold, stack, repeat, 2018

50–55 Thinking big Finnish artist Kristina Riska aims to find the balance between detail, monumental scale and organic form in her ceramic sculptures. Anna Varakas finds out more

56–57 Preview Th e International Ceramics Festival at Aberystywth is referred to as the ‘Glastonbury for ceramics’. Ellen Bell previews the highlights at this year’s festival

59–62 The terracotta horses of Tamil Nadu Simon Broughton visits the Ayyanar shrines in Southern India to find out more about the terracotta horses that stand guard as an offering to the gods

64–66 One to watch We talk to emerging ceramic artist Alice Walton, who draws inspiration from commonplace items to create abstract forms with unusual colours and textures

68–75 Masterclass Ceramist Angela Mellor takes us step-by-step through the processes and techniques she uses to create her handbuilt bone china paperclay vessels

77 Glaze recipe Potter James Faulkner shares his eroded slip technique l d r n o

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82 In the spotlight We focus on Delfina Emmanuel’s decorative pieces Image

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