2 | In This Issue
3 | Editorial
4 | Mud, Glorious Mud
BY ELIZABETH EIDLITZ
Eidlitz discusses the social nourishment she has recieved from participating in the ceramic craft community.
7 | Time and Place
BY DOUG JEPPESEN
This article discusses the gratification Jeppesen has found since building his first community wood kiln.
12 | The Expanding Community of Wood-Fired Ceramics
BY LINDSAY OESTERRITTER
This article points out several people in the field who are expanding the scope of the traditional wood firing to reach broader audiences.
18 | Community Revisited
BY JILL FOOTE-HUTTON
This article challenges our notion of community as both a source of comfort but also an opportunity to engage with new, far-reaching people and ideas.
23 | Discovering [Family] Values
BY AMANDA BARR
Barr discusses the value of the handmade in her upbringing and its lasting influence in her work.
28 | Plum Tree Pottery
BY ROSTI EISMONT, PAUL YOUNG, KRISTINE POOLE, KRISTEN KIEFFER, MARK COLE, MELISSA VAUGHN, JULIA WALTHER
Various authors reflect on the legacy of John Glick and share stories of his mentorship.
36 | A Collector's Dillemma
BY RONNIE WATT
In his article, Watt discusses the implied relationship between buyer and collector and the integrity of the honest pot.
39 | Lineage: The Art of Mentorship
ESSAY BY GAIL KENDALL
CONTRIBUTIONS BY MICHAEL STRAND, MARK PHARIS, SAM CHUNG, RICHARD NOTKIN, TIP TOLAND, LINDA SIKORA, SANAM ENAMI
Kendall discusses the multilineal relationship of mentor and mentee in her most recent exhibition as well as in her own life. Then six paired artists of her choosing discuss their own appreciation of those who paved their way.
45 | Guiding the Spirit Through Clay: The Lineage of Robbie Lobell
BY KATHRYN HALL
This article discusses the life and legacy of Robbie Lobell as a product of her relationships with mentors and lifelong friends, Mikhail Zakin and Karen Karnes, which she will emanate in her Apprenticeship Model.
52 | An Apprenticeship with Peter Bruce Dick
BY STEVE DRIVER
Driver reminisces on his six-month apprenticeship under Peter Bruce Dick and the everyday generosity and wisdom he received there and thereon.
2B | A Memory of Gerry Williams
BY THEO HELMSTADTER
In his article, Helmstadter remembers a brief but consequential conversation with Gerry Williams, and the ever-changing but enduring dialogue that has been initiated by Studio Potter.
4B | On the Road With Gerry Williams
BY CAROL EDDY
Eddy reminisces on her 20 years of photography work with Studio Potter and the cherished time she spent working and travelling the country with Gerry and Julie.
7B | Gerry, Julie, and the Corporate Office Tower
BY SHELLEY WESTENBERG
Daughter of Gerry and Julie, Shelley Westenberg, describes the chaos and comfort of the Studio Potter household.
9B | Memories of Gerry
BY MICHAEL ZIOMKO
Ziomko remembers the open arms with which he and countless other potters were received by Gerry and Julie and welcomed into their home as part of the Pheonix summer workshops which began in 1974 and continued until the year of Gerry's death.
10B | Gerry Williams
BY MICHAEL BOYDEN
Boyden describes Gerry's studio practice and his dedication to utilitarian production which was foundational to his social and artistic legacy.
13B | An Interview with Gerry and Julie Williams
BY JOHN HARTON
Gerry and Julie describe their respective early lives, their relationship together, and their joint mission to bring together a wider, more inclusive community of ceramic makers.
22B | Remembering Kirko: Kirk S. Mangus, 1952-2013
BY MEGAN TUTTLE
Tuttle describes the unique but inspiring teaching style of Kirko and his love for what he did best.
27B | Generations: Ken Shores
BY NAMITA GUPTA WIGGERS
This articles delineates the life and work of a noteworthy creative figure, Ken Shores, who often chose to stay out of the spotlight.
32B | John Chalke, 1940-2014
An excerpt of Chalke's article "In Vain" which was featured in the Winter 2008 issue of Studio Potter.