Upcoming events

Art Festival - Ailsa Nicholson ceramic art at Staithes Festival 9th - 10th September 2017 Includes work from Brian Holland
Affordable Art Fair with ceramics at Affordable Art Fair Bristol, The 8th - 10th September 2017 Members include Clare Crouchman who is with Bristol Contemporary Art
Art in the Garden - Sheffield at Sheffield Botanical Gardens 2nd - 3rd September 2017 Includes Paul Smith with new sculptures
Sussex Guild Craft Show - includes Ceramics at Pashley Manor Gardens 26th - 28th August 2017 This will be The Sussex Guild's 14th year at Pashley and the craft show will be situated in a large marquee in front of the Manor House. The show will feature about fifty exhibitors including ceramics

Event Reviews

Anne James – Celebrating a Career in Ceramics: 6 June – 23 July 2017

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The Guild at 51 is taking this opportunity to celebrate Anne’s career, and during this showcase there will be work for sale from her recent collection. 

Julie Massie (UCA) wins the Rising Stars 2017 competition at New Ashgate Gallery

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Rising Stars is a platform to view and collect the most exciting new crafts by emerging makers from crafts and applied arts programmes across the UK.

Collect 2017: Review

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Collect, Europe’s leading art fair for contemporary objects, returned to the Saatchi Gallery from the 2 – 6 February with close-of-show sales estimated at £1.5 million, over 14,000 visitors, and £30,550 raised in the Crafts Council Benefit Auction.

Handmade at Kew : Review

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It was a good show and well worth visiting. Excellent work from a range of disciplines including ceramics. Ceramicists included: 

Northern Colours: 1.10.2016 – 3.12.2016

This exhibition at Gallery Oldham showcases work by selected members of the Northern Potters Association. 

From Where I’m Standing: Contemporary ceramics and the Swindon collection

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Celebrating connections and contrasts between modern art and contemporary ceramics. From 21.09.2016 – 28.01.2017.

Kate Malone at Waddesdon Manor: 8 June – 16 October 2016

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Kate Malone, one of the UK’s leading ceramic artists, has created a collection of new work inspired by

Obituary: Alan Firth, 1934-2015/Sale of collection

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Alan  Firth together with his wife Pat (1934-2012)  were collectors well known to many in the studio pottery world. THEIR RARE COLLECTION INCLUDED 21 PIECES BY HANS COPER AND SOLD FOR £990,000

Clay2Day International Festival: 2015 – Review

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Clay2Day International Keramiek Festival 2015 organised by Sarah Michael was held over 2nd and 3rd May at De Olmenhorst Organic Orchards, Lisserbroek, Holland.
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The Landscape is Memory – Adele Howitt – to 26 March 2015

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Adele has exhibited across Europe including, the prestigious Steninge Slott Cultural Centre in Sweden for the World Art in Clay exhibition,