Table of Contents - Community

2 | In This Issue 

3 | Editorial 

 

COMMUNITY


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. 

 

KINFOLK


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. 

 

LINEAGE 


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. 

 

LEGACY


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.