May/June 2023

9–10 News

Our round-up of key stories from the world of ceramics

12–17 Material beauty

A strong connection to the landscape of Poland and the figurative form has shaped Aneta Regel’s abstract sculptures. Andre Hess tells us more

19–20 Gallery

CR’s pick of the crop of current ceramic exhibitions

23–24 London Craft Week

A selection of ceramic exhibitions, talks and workshops featured in this year’s festival

27–30 Touching pots

Natalie Baerselman le Gros reviews Julian Stair’s new exhibition, responding to the lives lost during the coronavirus pandemic

32–34 The sound of ceramics

Jane Audas discovers artist Oliver Beer’s latest show combining ceramic vessels and their musical notes

37–39 Potters on Pots

A fascination with 12th and 13th-century Persian lustreware inspired Boris Aldridge to create his own

40–45 Real life in clay

Lindsey Mendick makes ceramics based on her own life experiences, creating installations that have become a form of therapy. Corinne Julius tells us more

47–49 Potter’s secrets

Sean Miller shares his inspiration and the techniques he uses in his traditional slipware pieces

51–54 The collectors

In the second part of his investigation, Tim Martin discovers the reasons why people collect ceramics

56–58 A collegiate trove

The Bell Collection of British studio pottery has found a new permanent home in Clare Hall. Katherine Selby explores the inaugural display

60–65 Elevating the everyday

Potter Borja Moronta speaks to CR’s Jessica Browne about his passion for tableware and the potter’s wheel

66–68 One to watch

QEST scholar Leora Honeyman tells us about her desire to make her work spark wonder in people

71-79 Masterclass

Follow the step-by-step processes Iku Nishikawa uses to repair broken ceramics using yobitsugi and the techniques of easy kintsugi

80-83 Glaze experiments

Nicola Moore shares her experiments and passion for combining glazes and firing in a microwave

86 Curator’s choice

Warren Collum from the Burton at Bideford Art Gallery & Museum, has chosen an exceptional maker amongst a remarkable collection of studio pottery

Image: courtesy of the artist; courtesy of Penguinsegg for Gallery Fumi, © Peto Photography