Published twice a year, THE STUDIO POTTER has been the independent voice of ceramics since 1972. Based in first- person narrative and studio practice, the journal has fostered thoughtful writing

on such themes as the environment, criticism, tech- nology, ceramic history, and education. Athough SP has published scholarly articles, it is aimed at the curious general reader rather than an academic audience.


Each issue of THE STUDIO POTTER is 96 pages, of which approximately 90 contain text and images pertaining to the theme. Typically there are 20–25 articles of varying lengths in each issue. The journal has always been characterized by a lively mix of written and visual content; the design of each issue is unique and reflects the theme.


THE STUDIO POTTER is published in January and July. Upcoming themes are published in the journal and on the SP website at least six months in ad- vance. The guest editor will consult with editor Mary Bar- ringer on the winter/spring 2012 issue during the fall of 2011 to get a sense of the process and sequence of tasks, then will begin work on Volume 40, Number 2 in January 2012.



Applicants must have at least five years’ post-education experience in the field. Candidates who are roughly the same “age” as THE STUDIO POTTER, in other words born between 1970 and 1974, are especially encour- aged to apply, but all serious proposals will be considered.



Once named, the guest editor will work in close collaboration with the editor and designer, as well as the authors of sub- mitted articles, both solicited and unsolicited.

Duties include: Writing and disseminating a call for articles. Inviting and choosing authors to contribute articles to the issue. Notifying authors of accept- ance or rejection of unso- licited submissions. Working with authors of accepted submissions on revisions. Overseeing collection of visual materials, including captions and permissions.Delivering final edited texts to copy editor in a timely fashion, and to art director on deadline. Writing an editorial.Working with art director, editorial assistant, and Board of Directors. Sending complimentary issues to authors.



Proposals should include the following: An introductory letter, outlin- ing the theme, tone, and visual character of issue. Biographical and professional information about the guest editor, including relevant writing/editing experience (3 pages max). A list of potential authors, including, if possible, names of those already willing to submit ar ticles. Joint proposals may be sub- mitted from two people wish- ing to ser ve as co-editors.


An honorarium and travel stipend will be offered.

Proposals may be submitted electronically to guesteditor@studiopotter.org

Questions may be directed to Mary Barringer at editor@studiopotter.org

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I will have an article published in Studio Potter in the upcoming issue: "Uses of Failure", Spring/Summer 2011.
Congratulations !!!


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