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 promotes discussion of technology, criticism, aesthetics, and history within the ceramics community. more


We bring together the greater pottery community and strengthen the dialogs with it. We provide a direct connection between artists, educators, collectors, curators, gallerists, critics, and many others in the ceramics field through narrative storytelling and personal interviews.

Core Values

SP fosters quality writing for artists in the field. We are often the first opportunity for many artists to be published, and frequently give artists the chance to have critical, editorial feedback about their writing, cultivating individual authorial growth through the process. We are an educational provider of new information to the field. Our journal sets the standard for autonomous authorship. We are the only journal in the ceramics field that publishes in-depth discussions and intellectual criticism. We champion connectivity among potters, a practice that began with our founding editor, Gerry Williams. Our emphasis on first-person narratives places the reader within the studio of the artist. We believe our journal is a form of art – in and of itself. 

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