Welcome to CPAN Journal of Ceramics

CPAN Journal of Ceramics is published in the Department of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria. First issued in November 2004, preceded by the Ceramic Voice Newsletter, it is a peer-reviewed publication of the Craft Potters Association of Nigeria, a professional organization initiated in 1996 by the Ceramic Voice Working Party (Joy Voisey, Tony Ogogo, Margaret Mama and Ben Drew). CPAN represents potters and clay artists in Nigeria with membership drawn from a wide range of backgrounds – studio potters, potteries, sculptors, researchers, teachers, lecturers and practitioners in related fields.

The CPAN Journal of Ceramics publishes research articles, reviews, field notes, interviews and portfolios and seeks to give both energy and voice to African ceramics which has suffered for so long from lack of viable and sustained intellectual and social platforms within Africa for sharing research results and technical information necessary for its growth. The journal also provides a forum for a scholarly engagement with the history and criticism of ceramics practice in Africa and elsewhere.

This journal is open-access. All materials are available for free downloading through a simple registration process. Hard copies are also available on request.

Editorial Board

Prof. O.K. Oyeoku

Associate Editors
Prof. V. E. Ali
Prof. Ozioma Onuzulike

May Ngozi Okafor

Art and Production Editor
Nnaemeka Egwuibe

Reviews/Copy Editors
Dr. Eva Obodo
Dr. S.O. Asogwa
Dr. Kingsley Ene-Orji

Editorial Consultants
Professor A.M. Ahuwan, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
Professor T. Akinbogun, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
Professor Emma Okunna, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
Professor Pat U. Okpoko, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
Prof. Grace Ngozi Ogwu, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria
Dr. Adele Garkida, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
Dr. V. Alkali, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
Dr. J.O. Amobi, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.
Dr. Angelo Kakande, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.