Our Mission

Cover, Vol. 22 No. 1 - Winter 1993

Mission and Vision

Operating as a resource and a communal voice, Studio Potter represents the multiplicity of contemporary and historical ceramics by: 

  • Publishing exceptional and thought-provoking content 

  • Strengthening and growing our community 

  • Connecting artists, educators, collectors, curators, gallerists, critics, historians, and learners through narratives, interviews, and critical essays


Core Values

1. Clay at the core. We are committed to serve the ever-expanding clay community and foster ongoing dialogue.

2. Good stories told well. We practice critical thinking, journalistic rigor, and integrity.

3. Open to all. We strive to be equitable, diverse, inclusive, and accessible in everything we do.

4. Learning every day. We believe in being an independent conduit for opportunities and a resource for all those seeking to expand their horizons in clay.


We are a nonprofit organization celebrating more than fifty years of commitment to the publication of the Studio Potter journal. We welcome hearing from potters, artists, scholars, educators, and others with special interests in writing and reporting on topics and events that matter in their personal and professional lives. 

As we look ahead to the next fifty years, we are working hard to institute exciting changes that will better serve the ceramics community world-wide. We welcome people to our team who support the ceramic arts and have needed skills such as financial or legal expertise, nonprofit administrative background, or experience in grant writing or publishing. Please contact us to discuss how you can join us.