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How Many People Here Subscribe To Magazines Like Ceramics Monthy, Studio Potter,clay Times, Ceramics Review, New Ceramics?

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Depends on how experienced you are. I am fairly new (less than 5 years) so my favorite is Pottery Making Illustrated. Ceramics Monthly seems more oriented to higher end gallery type stuff. The other magazines I don't know about but want to check them out.

 

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i am the 'subscribe to a magazine' kind. i only knew CM at first then discovered PMI. since i dont know the previous Studio Potter i always stand in the bookstore and read the magazine since i cant afford it. however i find that in my community college classes no one really subscribes to the magazines - even those seriously interested in clay. actually neither do they really check out books either.

 

i recently ran into an online european magazine that was fairly new (cant remember the name)  by accident while researching danish potters. I really enjoyed the articles in there. more about the philosophy of pottery and design rather than just technical.

 

however i am also online a lot. because i am interested in handbuilding from different cultures. i've found videos on that on youtube much easily than magazines or books that i have access to that are beyond china and japan in the far east. 

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So if a person was going to subscribe to one magazine is there any recommendation which would be the best? I enjoy reading a paper format more than reading online.(worked in tech field to long).

as Lee says, it needs to fit your level of understanding. CM is more for professionals in the higher end, but they do publish a Summer Workshop schedule in April for those wishing to take short courses. PMI is full of how-to information. I recently published an article in that magazine. Neue Ceramics is from Switzerland and mostly Europeans. Evelyne is a writer for that magazine. Ceramics technical is a good technical magazine covering a lot of different directions. Ceramic Arts and Perception was formerly run by Janet Mansfield in Australia but is now run by Elaine O. Henry from Sheridan , WY. It covers reviews of ceramic artists worldwide.

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I had been getting CM a number of years ago when I first got into the clay, but over time, found it too technical and art oriented. I got away from it and picked up PMI for a year finding it more along the lines of what I like to do, (which is functional pottery). Left it after a year and wandered for a couple of years picking up books here and there that interested me. I went back to CM for a year to see if anything had changed and found that it seemed to get even more technical than before, if that's possible. I've finally subscribed to the PMI All Access for 3 years which gives me access to 18 years of archives. I'm looking forward to a real interesting journey.

 

Having taken Ceramics 1 & 2 at Sierra College here in Northern CA, what I found lacking most in the courses was glaze training. (In my humble opinion, I think that it's the glaze that makes the piece!) Although we had one of the best stocked glaze labs with all the materials to make whatever glazes we wanted, we got very little instruction on how to go about using it all. We were primarily directed to the 20 gal buckets of already mixed glazes (about a dozen colors) and told to have at it. When I had mentioned to my professors about this lack of glaze training, they suggested that it might be more beneficial to me to invest in attending seminars or workshops that dealt with glaze development and application.

 

With that in mind, I'm gathering a pretty decent library of glaze books, but I think that with the PMI subscription and access to all the archives, as well as a subscription to CeramicRecipes.org, I should be in really good shape for the next couple of years.

 

I'm sure, too, that I will be in further contact in the future with you, GlazeNerd, for additional info on crystalline glazes. It's a fascinating subject to me, but I have to get more kiln experience under my belt before I go down that path.

 

JohnnyK

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I haven't gotten into the site yet. Since I'm a Potter's Council member, I got a year's subscription for ten bucks. It was a lot less than another  glaze book so I thought I'd give it a try. You can check it out for free if you're interested.

JohnnyK

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Glaze nerd and JohnnyK

Ian Childers article in the recent PMI , "The Crystalline Journey" may be of interest to you. 

Marcia

Thanks, Marcia.I checked it out and found another step on that journey into the future!

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I haven't looked at a Ceramics Monthly for about 7 years or so. I did subscribe to Pottery Making Illustrator for a couple of years, but let it lapse last year. Archaeology Magazine suits me nicely since there is a chance of seeing types of Indian pottery or Colonial pottery, but I don't subscribe to it anymore. Lately, I've been ordering books, and a lot of them! I am searching for a small example of à green Medieval pitcher..., and can't find it. It might be in "If These Pots Could Talk" but since I can't locate it, I ordered another! I order two copies if I know the book is good anyway.

Well, its time to walk the dogs, see ya later!

Alabama

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I had a slide from a museum of a series of green lead glazed pitchers with a triangular small hole cut strategically in the side to make exact measures of the liquid contained inside. The museum was the Ceramics Museum in Valencia, Spain.

Marcia

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