I came across this site with a number of excellent articles addressing current issues in relation to the ceramics field.
Interpreting Ceramics, Issue 9, has papers presented at the College Art Association in New York, February 2007. "five emerging ceramicists gave presentations about their work" & beyond to "consider the unpredictable and fluid boundaries that the field of ceramics offers to the contemporary artist." This site, out of the UK, also includes audio clips from the speakers.
Intros by: Walter McConnell, Mary Drach McInnes.
On Function and Content, by Sanam Emami;
Courting Risk, by Linda Sormin;
Conspicuous Consumption, by John Byrd;
Functional Languages, by Anders Ruhwald;
Towards Incongruence, by Michael Jones McKean