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


Operating as a resource and a communal voice, Studio Potter represents the multiplicity of contemporary and historical ceramics by: Publishing exceptional and thought-provoking content. Strengthening and growing our community.


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.

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.

  • Developing a self-sustaining writers' honorarium fund
  • Establishing programs that directly support early-career artists
  • Increased readership through membership and membership connectivity
  • Further development of our website and digital archive