movie day: Masterclass with Ruthanne Tudball

‘I make every element wet on my momentum wheel using very soft clay, then assemble the pot while still on the wheel. I like using soda glazing to achieve an effect that I believe expresses both the creative spirit of clay and my connection to the physical elements.’

In this film, potter Ruthanne Tudball discusses the processes and ideas behind her distinctive soda-glazed teapots.

Discover more inside Ceramic Review issue 290, which features Ruthanne’s full step-by-step masterclass. You can order current and back issues of the magazine from

Film by Layton Thompson for Ceramic Review.

Ceramic Art London – April 12th to 14th

Presented by The Craft Potters Association in partnership with Ceramic Review

Ceramic Art London 2013 is the major selling fair for contemporary
studio ceramics at the Royal College of Art on 12 April to 14 April

Ceramic Art London 2013 provides a unique showcase for
contemporary studio ceramics featuring work from leading national and
international makers.

Discover and buy work from over 75 leading contemporary ceramic artists
Enjoy an integrated education programme of talks,
demonstrations and films designed to enhance your understanding and
enjoyment of studio ceramics
Talent spot young emerging ceramic artists from the Royal College of Art


Hosted by the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain in partnership with Ceramic Review


Friday 24 February – Sunday 26 February 2012


In the Henry Moore and Gulbenkian Galleries at The Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7 (adjacent to the Royal Albert Hall)

Opening Hours

Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm

Ceramic Art London is now in its eighth year and recognised as the leading international fair for contemporary ceramics, with over 75 ceramic artists displaying a varied selection of exciting and challenging work. There is something for everyone, for those already in the know this is an opportunity to explore further and buy directly from the maker, for gallery owners and collectors it’s an opportunity to snap up new talent and for enthusiasts and visitors it’s an opportunity to chill out and simply enjoy the vibes.

All works for sale – with something to suit all budgets so everyone has an opportunity to make that special purchase and pick up one of the latest pieces from over 75 selected ceramic artists. Discover the pleasure of buying direct from the maker and visit our online Exhibitor Gallery for a preview of the work of the exhibitors at CERAMIC ART LONDON 2012 (available in Autumn 2011)
Free Discovery Programme. Each day there will be a diverse Programme of demonstrations, talks and discussions, providing a forum for professional development and giving visitors an insight into the current issues, working practices and techniques involved in the production of ceramic art
Exhibition by RCA Ceramics students showing the future of studio ceramics
Full colour exhibition guide with images of the work and details of all exhibitors, plus introductory essays by leading makers

Tickets will be on sale in advance and can be purchased by phone or by visiting our Tickets page. A three day Ticket will also be available to enable you to enjoy the full Event Programme. Each ticket includes a free Exhibition Guide and Catalogue. Re-entry will be available for single-visit ticket holders to collect purchased works or to attend specific daily sessions of the event programme.

Visit the website here.

British Ceramics Biennial and Ceramic Review Writing Prize

CR Writing Prize This year Ceramic Review is launching a new prize inspired by the British Ceramics Biennial to discover and stimulate new writing on ceramics. Entrants should write a short text that explores the BCB, Stoke-on-Trent’s ceramic heritage, or ceramics in general. Entrants are encouraged to be critical, theoretical, or experimental in their approach, and can submit up to 650 words. Writers, makers, and artists from all backgrounds are invited to submit their text to by 13 November 2011. The winning entry will be published in an upcoming issue of the magazine and the winner will be awarded a two-year subscription. Bonnie Kemske, Ceramic Review Editor, explains the idea behind the prize: ‘People will always, and have always, talked about ceramics. With this prize we hope to give a greater voice to these discussions and to encourage a more critical approach and appreciation of the medium. Reviews, critical analysis, a short story, or a poem – we want to read it all.’ Guidelines for entry Entries should explore the BCB, Stoke-on-Trent’s ceramic heritage, or ceramics in general, and the competition is free to enter. Submit entries to by 6pm on 13 November 2011. Entries should be by email only. Include your name, address, telephone number, and also the title of your entry in the body of the email. Do not send the entry text in the body of the email. Your submitted text of up to 650 words (poems can be no longer than 60 lines in length) should be sent as a Word document attachment to the email, headed with the title of the piece. No personal details should be included in the entry, but must be in the body of the email. You may submit one supporting image with your text; this should be submitted as a high-resolution digital image (300dpi) saved as a Jpeg, TIFF, or Photoshop file. You will receive confirmation of your submission via email. There is no restriction on the form or genre of your entry: we will accept poetry, short fiction, critical analysis, reviews, or experimental writing. All entries should be written in English, although the competition is open to international submissions. Entries should not have been published or accepted for publication elsewhere, including blogs, websites, and other social media, and not under consideration in any other competitions at time of entry. No corrections can be made after receipt of your entry. Eligibility You may submit either as an individual or as part of a collaboration, but each entrant may submit just one entry. There is no age restriction. The Judging Panel The Ceramic Review editorial team, and Amanda Fielding, independent curator and writer, and regular contributor to Ceramic Review. Prize There will be one overall winner to be notified by 30 November 2011. The winning entry will be published in a related issue of Ceramic Review by July 2012. The winner will also receive a two-year subscription (12 issues). Disclaimer The judges reserve the right not to select a winning entry if, in their opinion, no works entered reach a sufficiently high standard. The judging panel may select runners-up at their discretion and this may lead to publication. The judges are unable to comment on individual entries and cannot offer feedback. Copyright of the winning entry remains with the author, but Ceramic Review reserves the right to publish the winning entry/entries in its magazine and on its website, as well as retaining unrestricted rights to use the winning entries and any related material for PR purposes. Entries submitted posthumously will not be eligible. The judges’ decision (both as to eligibility and the winning entries) shall be final.See the website here.