Rose Slivka

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Rose Slivka
Born(1919-01-09)January 9, 1919
DiedSeptember 2, 2004(2004-09-02) (aged 85)
OccupationEditor-in-chief of Craft Horizons

Rose Slivka (January 9, 1919 – September 2, 2004) was an American poet and writer for women's magazines in the twentieth century.[1] From 1959 to 1979 she was the editor-in-chief for Craft Horizons (now American Craft Magazine).[2]

Early life[edit]

Born in New York City, Slivka obtained her degree in English from Hunter College in 1941.[2]

Work on Craft Horizons[edit]

Slivka is notable for shifting Craft Horizons magazine away from technical articles towards more professional and critical writing that included contributions from many outside the field.[1] While serving as editor-in-chief at Craft Horizons, Slivka published The New Ceramic Presence in 1961, which the American Craft Council called "groundbreaking."[3]


  1. ^ a b Janet., Koplos, (2010). Makers : a history of American studio craft. Metcalf, Bruce, 1949-, Center for Craft, Creativity & Design. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. ISBN 9780807834138. OCLC 658203695.
  2. ^ a b Johnson, Ken (2004-09-04). "Rose Slivka, 85, Writer and Champion of Crafts as Fine Art, Dies". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-02-16.
  3. ^ "The New Ceramic Presence | American Craft Council". American Craft Council. Retrieved 2017-02-16.