"Ceramics Monthly" is a wonderful place to start with contemporay clay artists.
Paul Soldner, Bennett Bean, Curtis Benzle, Rudy Autio, Ron Myers, Dorothy
Hafner, Warren MacKensey are some other names you might add to the list to
>Here are a few good clay artists:
>Any artist who is a bronze sculptor who originally
> works in clay before making the mold to pour
> a metal sculpture.