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Contents September/October 2021

9–10 News Our round-up of key stories from the world of ceramics

12–18 Urban remix Rory Roberston catches up with Roberto Lugo to find out why he has became known as the ‘Ghetto Potter’ 21–22 Gallery CR’s pick of the crop of current ceramic exhibitions

25–28 Review A new display of Martin Smith’s work, recognised as one of the most innovative ceramicists of his generation, is introduced by Natalie Baersalem le Gros

30–32 Potters on pots Jill Fanshawe Kato shares the inf luences both a Picasso Owl and Japanese potter Ryoji Koie have had on her work

34–39 Questions in clay Walter Ostrom has spent his career pushing the boundaries of ceramic art. Naomi Clement tells us more

40–44 Cultivating creativity The British Ceramics Biennial is back with a new Artistic Director and a diverse programme of projects and events

47–48 Potter’s secrets Chris Keenan shares the making process behind one of his glazed bowls, but did it meet the potter’s exacting standards?

51–54 Standing up for clay Curator, activist scholar and consultant – Andre Hess discusses the work Dr Wendy Gers does promoting ceramics

57–62 Broken language Brandon Reintjes discovers why Zemer Peled uses ceramic pieces or shards to create her unique, vibrant sculptures


Emerging Maker Steven Edwards

64–67 One to watch Ceramic artist Steven Edwards’ colourful contemporary pieces are inspired by the processes he uses to create them

69–77 Masterclass Chris Bramble and his daughter Freya Bramble-Carter share the step-by-step processes they have used to create a thrown and sculpted piece especially for the magazine

79–83 Glaze recipe Linda Bloomfield shares the results of experiments carried out to produce celadon glazes in an electric kiln as part of a collaboration on 86 Curator’s choice Catrin Jones from the Wedgwood Collection has chosen a historical piece that still makes a poignant statement artist f the

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