Table of Contents - Tangible/Intangible

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BY HOLLIS ENGLEY

An introduction to Studio Potter's new editor, Elenor Wilson.

2 | Editorial

4 | In This Issue

6 | It's All in Your Head

BY SUZANNE STAUBACH

Staubach describes the evident grace of a masterful pot even when it can only been seen or imagined and not touched. 

10 | Crossing Boundaries

BY gwendolyn yoppolo

yoppolo discusses the potential of the ceramic object to foster a greater degree of connectedness and common experience by engaging her users in a meal that is truly shared. 

18 | Dining with Makers

BY NICK MOEN

Moen discusses his collaborative work with local chefs and the translation of his ceramic practice to the arena of the public table, where it takes on a new humanitarian function that far exceeds its utility. 

27 | Thoughts on Authenticity and Interpretation 

BY ANAT SHIFTAN

Shiftan discusses the human need to be in contact with, possession of or creating a world of objects. These man-made objects, she explains, can allow us to reflect upon or interepret the many aspects of the world which precede us. 

36 | Surrendering Ego: An Apprentice's Lesson

BY WILSON GAUL

Gaul describes his experience as an apprentice to Simon Levin and the lasting wisdom he gained from being part of a truly collaborative group effort that endeavored never to allocate blame for one individual's mistake. 

40 | Where the Tangible and Intangible Intersect 

BY LUCY BRESLIN

From the perspective of both teacher and lifelong learner, Breslin explains the reciprocity imbued in the craft mediums; the expression of the intangible that is transformed into an object's tangible qualities. 

42 | Clay and Light

BY COLBY PARSONS

Parsons discusses the confluence of clay and video in her work as counterposing but complementary mediums in her effort to develop a ceramic voice that better responds to the present millieu. 

49 | The Art of Empathy: Experiencing Political Art in Turkey

BY ALEXIZ GREGG

Following political unrest she was witness to in Turkey, Gregg explains the importance of using one's work to participate in a dialogue that generates an informed and socially conscious public.

56 | Uniting the Digital and the Real

BY CAROL EPP

Epp discusses the redefined margins for today's maker: as a producer of visual/verbal content both in the studio and online, and the positive creative transparency this provides to the community. 

61 | Touched by the Intangible

BY LISA PEDOLSKI

Pedolski explains the import of the lived, cultural experience as a componant of her work following her residency on the coast of Chili. 

66 | Anonymity and the Secret Afterlife

BY STANTON HUNTER

Hunter relates his admiration for the work of Richie White and his abandonment of conventional modes of exhibition of his finished work. Undocumented and in secret, White returns his work to remote corners of nature, where they are allowed to take on a life entirely of their own. 

72 | Where What's Done Comes Undone (Is a Museum)

BY EZRA SHALES

Shales discusses the museum space as most meaningful not in the meticulous sanctity it creates but in the beauty of human fallacy that is pronounced under such impossible impositions.  

77 | Sanjay and Jigna Jani: An Interview 

BY MARY BARRINGER

The founders of AKAR, Sanjay and Jigna Jani discuss the advent of their online gallery and the diverse market of pottery buyers they encounter both online and in their gallery space in Iowa City. 

89 | Memories of Don

BY CHRIS GUSTIN

Guston recounts his final Anagama firing with friend and mentor Don Reitz.