Welcome to the 2011 Ceramics Annual of America, showcasing the remarkable quality and diversity of contemporary ceramics. Ceramic artists, educators and scholars joined to encourage education and promote awareness of the ceramic arts, sharing and sustaining global connections among collectors and makers of ceramics. Ceramics in the 21stcentury is a lively and dynamic art form with a fascinating history. CAA is an important point of culmination, an American first, as an exhibition and art fair dedicated to ceramics aesthetics, cultural history and community. We are proud to present selected works from grand masters of the art with significant work from students and teachers, side by side, all shaped by movements and idea, opportunity and obstacles.