Vol. 42 No. 2 Cover illustration by Richard Nickel
Studio Potter
Dedicated to the pursuits of studio artisans since 1972.
“SP is for hard-core pottery. Nothing else will do. If you think what we're doing is worthwhile, tell us by subscribing. Let a friend know too.” –Gerry Williams


Centered in studio practice, Studio Potter (SP) promotes discussion of technology, criticism, aesthetics, and history within the ceramics community. more


Studio Potter provides a dynamic platform for bringing together the ceramics community, prompting new dialogs and strengthening existing narratives within it. It provides a direct connection between artists, educators, collectors, curators, gallerists, critics, and many others through in-depth storytelling and personal interviews.

Core Values

SP fosters quality writing in the field and is often where many artists' writing is first published. Our editorial style gives artists critical feedback about their writing, cultivating individual authorial growth through the process. SP is an educational provider of new information to the field, and sets the standard for autonomous authorship. An emphasis on first-person narratives places the reader within the studio of the artist. SP is the only journal in the ceramics field that publishes deep, intellectual and critical discussions. We champion connectivity among ceramists, a practice that began with our founding editor, Gerry Williams. We believe Studio Potter journal is a form of art that thoughtfully unifies high-caliber writing with excellence in design. 

Goals and Growth

The following are our top priorities. Please help us achieve these goals by becoming a member or making a tax-deductible donation.

  • A full-time executive director
  • A self-sustaining writers' honorarium fund
  • Increased membership and membership connectivity
  • A consistent internship program
  • A full-color journal, and increased page count
  • Further development of our website and archive