Features in this Issue

Focus: Back to Work, Back to School

The September issue always feels a little bit like the first day of a new school year for me as we get back into the rhythm of the monthly magazine schedule. This year I feel that way even more so, as I step into my new role as editor.
This month we are focusing on great work made by up and coming artists in both our undergraduate showcase and Liz Howe’s review of the NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition.

Expanding the focus beyond the classroom, Kathleen Whitney discusses the work of Theaster Gates, who has a community-centered approach to mentorship and learning. Through his artwork, he is focused on helping others, and posing important social questions related to his personal experience.—Jessica Knapp, Editor.

On the cover: Bede Clarke's bowl, 12 in. (30 cm) in diameter, wheel-thrown and altered earthenware, slips, underglazes, glaze, 2013.

In This Issue

Bede Clarke: Touch and Tone by Glen R. BrownTheaster Gates: Turning Clay into Change by Kathleen Whitney2014 Undergrad Showcase

2014 NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition by Liz HoweInayoshi Osamu: A Wabi-Sabi Approach by Owen Dearing


Clay Culture: Itinerant Wood Firer by Dick Lehman
Clay Culture: Calamityware
Studio Visit: Mary Fox, Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada
Techno File: Low-Iron Bentonite by Ray West
Tips and Tools: Easy Wheels Tips by Mea Rhee and Alan Dowdy
Glaze Recipes: Bede Clarke
Spotlight: Where Are You From? by Jack Troy