The journal Ceramics: Art and Perception was established in 1990 by Janet Mansfield (1934–2013) in Sydney, Australia and in 1995, a companion journal, Ceramics TECHNICAL was launched. Published quarterly, Ceramics: Art and Perception aims to set the international standard as high quality journals dedicated to ceramic art. More than 12,000 copies are distributed worldwide each quarter. Published biannually, Ceramics TECHNICAL focuses on technical issues in the field of ceramic art including research, culture and strategy.
Elaine Olafson Henry, the editor of Ceramics: Art and Perception and Ceramics TECHNICAL has had more than 20 years of experience as a ceramics artist, lecturer and writer. She conducts workshops on creativity, motivation and personal aesthetics. She earned her Master of Fine Arts Degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and served as the President of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) from 2004–2006. She is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics and her work is represented in international collections and publications.