#1 Ceramics Monthly: This fabulous magazine has been a staple since I graduated from college. It features inspirational work of other ceramic artists, as well as a wealth of technical information. If I need a new glaze, I usually find it from Ceramics Monthly. Also a great place to find workshops and equipment. #2 Veranda: Oh the luxury of this magazine! And I'm not talking the ads. The photography in this magazine is a feast of color and composition. Just seeing the cover gives me an idea of what colors/shades are trending. The articles give a peak inside classic designs in the most elite environments. It's not that I want my work to be a bastion of the wealthy, rather a translation of the look and feel of this magazine in some small way.
#3 This Old House Magazine: I LOVE old houses. The architecture and attention to detail, especially carved embellishment, never fail to fascinate me. This magazine is a celebration of craftsmanship by hands of the past and present. I find wonderful ideas for restoration and re-use of salvaged materials for modern living. As most of my work is inspired by designs of the late 1800s and early 1900s, I love the historical connections this magazine provides.
As an aside, I have tried to read fashion magazines...yawn... When you dress in T-shirts/sweatshirts and jeans to work in 'dirt' everyday, one tends to loose interest. :)