Contents July/August 2022

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

12–17 Points of stillness Andre Hess discusses Angela Verdon’s process of creating ‘technical miracles’ in bone china – unique abstract sculptures that make you want to discover more

19–20 Gallery CR’s pick of the crop of current ceramic exhibitions

22–26 Scotland’s pottery story A unique exhibition exploring the history of Scotland’s industrial potteries will be held this summer. Ruth Impey reveals the inspiration behind the curation of 50 Pots

28–30 Potters on pots Visits to the Jackfield Tile Museum in Ironbridge inspired Frances Priest to experiment with a new range of work in bold, colourful designs

32–37 Future fossils Jean White’s ceramics raise awareness of endangered species of British birds. She tells Annie Le Santo about how she started making pots and the metaphors in her work

39–40 Potter’s secrets Patia Davis shares the inspiration and making processes behind one of her wheel-thrown and ash-glazed teapots

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Close up of The Tiled Corridor by Frances Priest at The Royal Edinburgh Hospital

43–46 Auction eye Jason Wood picks out the highlights and latest market trends from recent sales at Adam Partridge Auctioneers & Valuers

49–52 Making connections Winner of the Ceramic Review Newcomer to Ceramic Art London Award, James Evans tells Jessica Browne about his first experience of the show and his goals for the future

54–59 Expressing humanity A commitment to art for the past 40 years has seen Lawson Oyekan produce some of the most highly acclaimed ceramic pieces of his generation. Isabel Andrews discovers more

60–62 One to watch Potter Francis Lloyd-Jones tells us how he views the possibilities of the wheel and the importance of handmade pots in everyday life

65–73 Masterclass Ceramicist Ali Tomlin takes us through the processes and techniques she uses to throw and decorate one of her functional wash basins

74–75 Glaze recipe Julie Cromwell shares the crawl glaze recipe she uses to create her contemporary inspired textured forms

78 Curator’s choice Cecilia Kendall, Curator at the Royal Pavilion & Museums Trust, has chosen a historic piece that has kept alive the tragic story of a woman’s murder for 200 years


: Shannon