Yesterday I ran into a great resource for potters and collectors: maak contemporary ceramics. Maak was founded in 2009 by Marijke Varrall-Jones, the former Head of Contemporary Ceramics at Bonhams. Bonhams in London and New York had consistent sales of contemporary ceramics for many years and their catalogs are valuable resources. I've bought a number of them on ebay and consult them often. In 2008 Bonhams closed their contemporary ceramics department. After leaving Bonhams, Marijke started maak contemporary ceramics to offer a broad range of services to ceramics collectors including private sales and semi-annual auctions. Past auction catalogs are posted on their website: www.maaklondon.com. Each catalog is a treasure trove of contemporary ceramics with a primary focus on British artists, everyone from William Staite Murray to Edmund de Waal. Every piece is well-photographed and can be viewed from different angles. So if you're looking for something to buy or looking for inspiration, check out maak contemporary ceramics. Their next auction is scheduled for October 27-30 2014.
I began potting in January of 2012. Because I'm so new to potting, I think I understand the challenges of beginning potters and hope this blog will be encouraging to them and a source of helpful information and comment. I hope you'll join the conversation!