The Bottom Line
- Very well organized and understandable
- Supremely practical tips
- Issues focus on a particular technique, allowing for great depth in that area
- Has a lot of advertising throughout (although this may be helpful when looking for products)
- Only comes out every other month
- Glossy magazine published bi-monthly by a division of the American Ceramic Society. Issues generally are 48 pages.
- Well-illustrated with full-color photographs and line diagrams when appropriate.
- Focused on providing practical information on the technical side of creating ceramic works, whether functional or sculptural.
Guide Review - "Pottery Making Illustrated" Magazine Reviewed
Pottery Making Illustrated bills itself as "Your Resource for Ceramic Techniques" and they work to be true to that statement. This magazine has a lot to offer, no matter what your level of involvement is in creating with clay. It is practical, very understandable, very well-illustrated, and has a friendly feel to it.
One of Pottery Making Illustrated'sgreat strengths is its usual article format which gives an explanation of a technique followed by a project demonstrating that technique. Another serious advantage of their articles is that they are written by experienced potters and clay workers, and that experience shows through.