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Important Ceramic Magazines

Ceramics: Art and Perception [Also Ceramics: Technical] Editor: Janet Mansfield

Studio Potter Editor: Marry Barringer

Ceramics in Society (Formerly Studio Pottery) Editor: Paul Vincent - No Longer Published

Kertameiki Techni (International Ceramic Art Review)

Ceramic Review


Web Sites with Critical Articles

Critical Ceramics Editor: Forrest Snyder


Historical Pottery Images

Douglas Dawson Gallery in Chicago (222 West Huron, Chicago, IL 60610; 312-751-1961) has a stunning African pottery exhibit, March 21st - May 1, 2003. There is a printed catalogue available with 50 full page color images ($28 plus shipping), The Art of African Clay: Ancient and Historic African Ceramics. The catalog for the 2001 exhibit is Of the Earth: Ancient and Historic African Ceramics. As of March 14, 2003 the images were not yet on the website.

Asian Traditions in Clay: The Hauge Gifts - Images - Exhibit Introduction

Three major donations of ceramics from ancient Iran, the Islamic Near East, and the Khmer Empire in mainland Southeast Asia, given jointly by Osborne and Gratia Hauge and Victor and Takako Hauge, have expanded the ceramics collection of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery [Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC]. Asian Traditions in Clay: The Hauge Gifts, opening October 29, 2000 at the Sackler, presents these dramatically diverse traditions and explores the distinctive approaches to clay taken by potters and their patrons.



The National Electronic and Video Archive of the Crafts - NEVAC - is a digital video and sound resource for those researching the nature of the Crafts; interviews with people who have been intimately associated with the 20th century development of the Crafts in Britain. They include makers, collectors, critics, educationalists, shopkeepers, gallery owners and museum keepers. NEVAC's interest includes historical, technical, sociological, political, aesthetic and economic aspects of all the Crafts.


Journal for Woodfirers

The Log Book: The International Publication for Woodfirers and those interested in Woodfired Ceramics --The editors are Coll Minogue and Robert Sanderson; the latest issue (as of November 2005) is Issue #24. Back issues are available.

"The Log Book is the international publication for woodfirers and those interested in woodfiring and wood-fired ceramics, be they professional, educator, student, or enthusiast. Supported only by subscription The Log Book is a non-profit publication with no commercial advertising. Intended as a forum for the discussion of the many diverse aspects of wood-fired ceramics, articles are published on historical, traditional and contemporary woodfiring, together with reports on specialist woodfire related events worldwide. Reviews of books, videos, and DVDs of relevance to woodfiring are also included.

This publication is a significant resource documenting the aesthetics, the materials, and the processes of wood-fired ceramics. Published quarterly, there are now subscribers to The Log Book in over 20 countries worldwide."

Annual subscription: US$30; AU$45; GB£18. Europe: Euro 25 or GB£18 (see website for details).

The Log Book; P.O. Box 612; Scariff; Co.Clare, Republic of Ireland


Artist and Art Sites

Educational site on Pueblo Pottery from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Artist Links compliments of Don Goodrich (Zion, Ohio); many other Clay Links; his Homepage

The Potter's Portal, some 2000 pottery links from Russel Fouts.


United Kingdom (although these overlap Europe and the rest of the world)

Potfest-Links starting in Scotland, UK, and Europe but some worldwide thanks to Potfest-Home

Links to potters, galleries, publications, and a large listing of regional United Kingdom pottery organizations thanks to Richard Phethean

Extensive pottery and ceramic links from the Stoke-on-Trent Libraries

Biographies of potters in this index, from Pottery Studio [Home] in England and a strange selection of pots for sale


Japanese Ceramics

A short annotated description of books in English about Japanese ceramics, part of the Reader's Guide to Japanese Art from Asia Society (New York)

Links for Japanese Ceramics thanks to Morgan Pitelka. There's also a page with Japanese Ceramic Terminology.

Robert Yellin has two sites about Japanese ceramics: e-yakimono.net has weekly updates including information on individual artists and museum collections. His store can be found at japanesepottery.com


Book Information

Search the card catalog at the Freer Gallery of Art Library.

For a specialized source to purchase Asian art books, including ceramics, check out Paragon Book Gallery in Chicago

Japanese Pottery Books run by Avis Felix Book Salon in Tokyo; ships internationally.


Reference Sites

Links about Medieval Pottery from the Kingdom of Atlantia

Dinoclay Includes Multilingual Dictionary of Pottery Words and glaze software/database

Exhibit listing at Clayzee, an international ceramic directory out of Australia developed by Tad Kozdra.