Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Issue 234 Update

As I write we are deeply involved in planning the November/December issue of CR, even though there are still whiffs of summer in the air. We try to avoid any seasonal references, so we do not feature Christmas gifts, though Contemporary Ceramics and other galleries have this in mind for their December exhibitions. Along with featuring inventive tableware by four highly talented potters, the issue has a global reach, with accounts of a potters’ tour in Thailand, African potters in South Africa, sculptural ceramics in California, pottery in India and a potter in Mexico. While contributing to the ‘international language’ of ceramics, all relate closely to the country in which they work, suggesting that there may be something of a common language, but regional and national dialects prevail.

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