A new era is coming

Dear Readers,

I have often said that if I could have one wish, it would be to speak every language in the world. During our eight and a half years of publishing Ceramics: Art and Perception and Ceramics TECHNICAL, I have had the privilege of visiting many of your countries and meeting many of you. It has been an honour and a pleasure and I have learnt phrases in many of your languages in order to increase our communication. Now, although those friendships will remain steadfast, the journals are to have a new home.

To be specific, Ceramics: Art and Perception and Ceramics TECHNICAL are going home to Australia and will be published by Mansfield Publishing, owned by Neil and Bernadette Mansfield. It has been a pleasure to work with all of you and I assure you that you and the journals will be in good hands. Many thanks to you for your past support and I encourage you to continue to support these important international publications.

I will be spending more time in the studio, writing, curating and staying involved in other ways that I hope will bring us together in the future.

Warmest regards
Elaine Olafson Henry


Ceramics: Art & Perception became a global phenomenon when it was launched by Janet Mansfield in 1990, changing the field of ceramics critical writing forever. From Australia, its influence spawned articles and essays around the world, all attempting to meet the demand for improved quality of written investigation into clay. Under the leadership of our friend Elaine Olafson Henry, both magazines successfully maintained the highest standards possible.

Now, with great delight, it is our turn as the new editors and publishers ofCeramics: Art & Perception (and its sister publication, Ceramics Technical) to have the opportunity to continue invigorating the way ceramics is understood and valued. It is an exciting prospect joining together these two established and seminal publications with our current magazine, Yarrobil. We will provide readers with three different written approaches to ceramics – scholarly, technical and creative – generating fresh insights, challenges, critical commentary and wit. Yarrobil has proven itself to be a trailblazer with its original approach to writing about ceramics; Ceramics: Art & Perception is the trailblazer.

We hope you will join us on this thrilling adventure as we discover, together, the best writing about clay from around the globe.

Bernadette and Neil Mansfield


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