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Contents September/October 2019 8 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 Honest pottery Andy Christian visits Clive Bowen in his Devon studio to talk about his making process and the influences behind his traditional slipware pots 18–20 Gallery CR’s pick of the crop of current ceramics exhibitions

22–23 Preview Frances McDonald explores Beau–laid, an exhibition being held in central London that addresses concerns within contemporary art, craft and design

24-26 Potters on pots Egyptian potter Ibrahim Said discusses the meaning behind ancient Islamic jug filter carvings and how they have influenced his own work

28-33 A decade of creativity Artistic director Barney Hare Duke reflects on the British Ceramics Biennial ahead of its return to Stoke -on-Trent to celebrate its tenth anniversary year

35-38 Laguna Viva Colin Martin visits the encaustic tile installation at the V-A-C Foundation in Venice, to discover more about their background and manufacture

40-45 Functional harmony Dominique Corlett meets Derek Wilson to learn how he finds the balance between his elegant functional wares and abstract sculptures

47-49 Auction Eye Jason Wood of Adam Partridge Auctioneers and Valuers picks out the ceramic highlights and market trends of the past 18 months

50–54 Ceramic mentor CR’s editor, Karen Bray visits Preston Fitzgerald’s London home to learn about his love of collecting ceramics and his work with emerging makers



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56–61 Human concerns Katie Spragg has achieved a lot since graduating from the Royal College of Art. Eva Masterman meets the artist to find out more about her ‘dual practice’

63 The show must go on Ahead of the Oxford Ceramics Fair in October, the CPA’s Toby Brundin takes us through the challenges and opportunities of exhibiting at today’s ceramic shows

64–66 One to watch We talk to emerging maker Mitch Pilkington whose curvaceous vessels are inspired by organic forms found on the British and Caribbean coast

68–75 Masterclass Potter Stuart Carey takes us step-by-step through the processes he uses to throw a thin-walled bowl, which he spray-glazes once it is bisque-fired

77 Glaze recipe Mirka Golden-Hann shares a recipe for a bold green glaze 82 In the spotlight We focus on studio potter Dylan Bowen’s Monsters series


Katie Spragg, Golden November Turf, 2018


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