Ceramics: Art and Perception No. 115

Ceramics Art + Perception sets the international standard for high quality journals dedicated to ceramic art. With a total of 120 pages, each issue contains approximately 25 substantive reviews, essays and features, covering a broad range of issues related to the field. The magazine is printed in full-colour with high-res images supporting each text. Ceramics Art + Perception continues to deliver you the best critical writing from around the world since 1991.

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7 min.
claire partington: tea and post-colonial retribution

For some time now, London-based ceramic sculptor Claire Partington has been examining the intersections between historical English and continental ceramic figures and the empires that loved them. With an early apprenticeship in the stacks at the Victoria & Albert Museum and elsewhere, Partington sites her mock-Meissen/Staffordshire/Sèvres beings within porcelain-world pilgrimage sites such as Musée Ariana in Geneva; the d’Ursel and Gaasbeek castles in Belgium; the Bernardaud (china factory) Foundation in Limoges and, recently in her North American debut, at Seattle Art Museum and nearby Winston Wächter Gallery. Partington is addressing the glories and gaffes that accompanied the rise of figurative ceramic sculpture, costumed and caricatured − symbolic and realistic human figures. As in 18th Century central and southern European manufactory sites from Vienna to Capodimonte, animals make occasional appearances. In the…

8 min.
joon hee kim: who am i?

Joon Hee Kim, a Canadian ceramic artist born in Seoul, Korea, has a curious mind. Her career started as a graphic designer then an art director in Seoul, yet she found the two-dimensional format too limited and craved to work in three dimensions. However, she followed a different path and attended the famous Le Cordon Bleu school in Ottawa to obtain a diploma in Patisserie in 2010. During her culinary studies, she discovered the work of Jun Kaneko at the Gardiner Museum of Ceramics, in Toronto. Kim says that “life is not always sweet as a pastry”1 that is quickly consumed. She decided to study ceramics at Sheridan College where she graduated with honours. After receiving the Cecil Lewis Sculpture Scholarship from the Chelsea College of Arts (London, UK) where…

8 min.
the twelve immortals of flowers in chinese ceramics

Produced from the Royal Kilns, a series of ceramic cups glaze-painted with the Immortals of Flowers (Figure 1) has gained in popularity since the early Qing Dynasty (1612-1912) partly due to the renewed interest in the Imperial period. During the era of Emperor KangXi (1662-1722) the Royal Jing De Kiln also produced a series of multi-coloured cups with the same glaze-painted flowers, which continued to be produced by both the Royal and Civic Kilns under the rule of Emperor Yong Zheng, Emperor Qian Long, Emperor Jia Qing and Emperor Guang Xu. Even during the era of the Republic of China (1912-1949) imitations of the original series were made, and it continues up to the present day. In the Palace Museum, the Tianjin Museum and the Hong Kong Museum of Art,…

8 min.
work, beauty, and the human spirit: the legacy of brother thomas bezanson

As a child, when I was naughty, my mother would sometimes threaten to kick me “all the way to Halifax.” Although I never dared to ask her exactly where Halifax was, I imagined that it must be a very, very, long way away. Later, after I grew older, I thought it must be an imaginary place, somewhere like Timbuktu. It was only once I was nearly grown that I discovered that both Halifax and Timbuktu were real places, and yes, both were quite far away from my home in suburban Denver. I did not expect that I would someday meet someone who was actually from Halifax, which I’m sure most of you know, is located in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. That person from Halifax is the subject of…

5 min.
ian morrison

When establishing a business gaining experience and getting sound advice are prerequisites. That’s exactly what American born Ian Morrison did before setting up Knighton Mill Pottery in Wiltshire, UK. In 2014 Ian spent 12 months of long days making tableware for the Leach Pottery, founded in 1920 by Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada in St. Ives, Cornwall. Despite this gruelling schedule, he made his own work out of hours and devised a business plan aided by the company director. “She showed me their books and their plans going forward as well as how things make sense financially. This was a huge help for planning Knighton Mill Pottery. “Making a business from a passion is the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” reveals Ian from Denver, Colorado, who is married to Hollie, who…

7 min.
blanc de chine a continuing conversation

It’s the morning after the private view and all is quiet in the ceramics department of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London; a perfect opportunity to spend quality time in Room 146, home to Blanc de Chine, a Continuous Conversation. This exhibition, featuring work by contemporary artists as well as iconic historical pieces from the museum’s collection, is a celebration of the excellence and enduring influence of Blanc de Chine. In Room 146, the bright September sunlight creates patterns of light that stream across the parquet floor, illuminating the five cases in which these precious works are displayed. Overhead the elegant rotunda ceiling presides over the space. It’s a scene that reminds of comments made by Lucille Lewin, one of the exhibiting artists. Discussing her participation in this show…