Features in this Issue

Welcome to the second issue of Studio Talk! This compendium filled with articles by ceramic makers to watch and discover is brought to you by the staff of Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated. The following pages feature 7 artists who open up to readers about their inspiration, thoughts on ceramic trends, and their role in the current field. Several of these innovative thinkers also take us step by step through the techniques they use and the tools that help them realize their ideas. Others share a sneak peek into their studios and talk about their day-to-day practices. We hope you enjoy this deep dive into the creative minds and lives of fellow ceramic artists. The articles shared here provide a sampling of some of the great content in each issue.

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On the cover: Top row, left to right: Lansing Wagner, Kate Marotz, Jolanda van de Grint. Middle row, left to right: Hitomi Shibata, Janny Baek. Bottom row, left to right: Jonathan Christensen Caballero, Chanakarn Semachai.

Table of Contents

Chasing New Forms In Art and Life by Janny Baek
Finding Beauty in Imperfections by Jolanda Van De Grint
Telling Unique Stories by Hitomi Shibata
Passion for Soda Firing by Lansing Wagner
Referencing History by Jonathan Christensen Caballero
Shaped by Local Culture by Kate Marotz
Balancing Time in the Studio by Chanakarn Semachai
Atmospheric Recipes
Mid-Range Basic Recipes
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