Robert Hunter
Editorial Statement

Ceramics in America is an interdisciplinary journal intended for collectors, historical archaeologists, curators, decorative arts students, social historians, and studio potters. We seek articles on the broad role of historical ceramics in the American context, including essays on ceramic history, archaeological research, technology, social history, studio pottery, and collecting. Beginning with the 2009 issue, the major articles will be peer-reviewed. Further information about this process, along with a downloadable journal style guide, can be found at the Chipstone Foundation’s website, Authors are encouraged to contact the editor prior to submitting materials.

Of particular interest are submissions regarding new ceramic discoveries; these essays should be limited to one thousand words and five illustrations. Authors may contact New Discoveries editor Merry Abbitt Outlaw directly at

The Chipstone Foundation offers significant honoraria for full-length manuscripts accepted for publication and reimburses authors for photography that is approved in writing by the editor.

 If an article is accepted for publication, the author will be asked to submit photocopies of the title page and copyright page for all cited published sources. Authors are encouraged to provide digital files for all images, along with permission to reprint. Low-resolution digital images or photographs of poor quality will not be accepted for publication.

Questions and comments from readers and authors are welcome.


Robert Hunter
Editor, Ceramics in America
P.O. Box 114
Yorktown, Va. 23690

Ceramics in America 2008