Links - Organisations
Craft Potters Association (UK)
The leading UK Potters Association with around 1,000 members, promoting excellence in studio pottery and ceramic art in the UK
American Art Pottery Association - well worth a visit, over 1,000 members who are Art Pottery enthusiasts
A.C.G.A. of California
Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California - An organisation of individuals who produce ceramic or glass art with the aim of establishing/maintaining high standards of craftmanship and design in clay & glass.
American Museum of Ceramic Art
Founded in 2001 and opened in September, 2004, AMOCA is one of the few museums in the United States devoted exclusively to ceramic art and historic innovations in ceramic technology.
Appledore Arts in Devon promotes the arts locally, has a 4 day festival and some first class ceramic artists.
Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts
The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts is a public, nonprofit, educational institution founded in 1951 by brickmaker Archie Bray, who intended it to be "a place to make available for all who are seriously and sincerely interested in any of t
Art in Clay
Now well established as one of the most important events in the British ceramics calendar. The Hatfield festival is host to over 200 ceramicists in August each year, while the Farnham show in November is of similar high quality, but smaller.
Ceramic Art from all over the world - Official site:- The International Academy of Ceramics
Atelier Cirkel was founded in 1987 and promotes Ceramics in Belgium, co-ordinating the Internationale Keramiek Biennale in Brasschatt, Belgium, now (2006) in its 4th Biennale. It also runs numerous courses and workshops each year.
Axis - For Information on Visual Artists
Contemporary visual arts information service with a national register of artists/makers, providing information about those living/working in Britain to a national/international audience via its database.
Canadian Crafts Federation / Fédération canadienne des métiers d’art (CCF/FCMA)
The national arts service organization representing provincial craft councils, and the Canadian crafts sector in general.
Ceramic Art Museum at Alfred
The Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art - The Museum is a teaching and research facility, one educational component of the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.
The journal of the Craft Potters Society of Ireland
Contemporary Applied Arts
Founded in 1948 to promote the best craftwork both nationally and internationally.
An independent organisation which promotes contemporary crafts in Great Britain
Devon Guild of Craftsmen
Excellent site, with lots of information
Devon Guild of Craftsmen - Ceramics directory
Lists all members who are ceramic artists/potters - good source of information with contact details and image
Dutch Ceramicists Association
Represents over 400 member potters in Holland
Farnham Pottery Trust
The Farnham Pottery Trust has been established in order to preserve the historic Farnham Pottery buildings and develop their use to become a centre of ceramic excellence.
Gouda Pottery Festival
Website forthis major ceramics fair which takes place annually in Gouda, Holland and has grown to well over 100 potters participating, from many countries, as well as from Holland
Represents over 350 designers/makers in East London giving details/images of work/events and open studios - well worth taking the time to explore
International Academy of Ceramics
The International Academy of Ceramics is the principal organisation representing the interests of ceramists worldwide. Membership mainly individual makers, supported by writers and critics, Museum and gallery curators, and private collectors
International Ceramics Studio Kecskemét, Hungary
The International Ceramics Studio (ICS) is a ceramic art centre located eighty kilometres south of the Hungarian capital, Budapest in Kecskemét. Well worth a look.
Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Höhr-Grenzhausen - A major German Ceramics Museum.
La Meridiana, an International Centre for Ceramics in Tuscany since 1981. It's vision is to offer a facility dedicated to a continual education in the ceramic arts and rich in Italian culture.
Nga Taonga a Hine-te-iwa-iwa
Nga Taonga a Hine-te-iwa-iwa translates as 'Treasures of the goddess of crafts'. New Zealand Craft Resources, including Ceramics
North Street Potters
London based co-operative of 7 potters - ceramics for restaurants and dinner services. New site, worth exploring.
Putting public & potters together in large numbers to promote the sale of ceramics
Website of the retail outlet "Potters" a co-operative of 50 professional potters in Whiteladies Road Bristol . Website has details of individual members and pictures of their work, also details of how to become a member.
Rufford Ceramic Centre
National web-site for the best in British pottery and ceramics
Scottish Arts Council
Useful, wide-ranging information about Scottish Art
Somerset Guild of Craftsmen
New site with easy to access information on events and guild members
Easy to use site, with details of potter members contact details, event information and more
The De Morgan Centre
The De Morgan Centre for the study of 19th century art and society in south west London is a permanent home for work by William De Morgan, the Victorian ceramic artist and his wife Evelyn, the painter.
The Lemon Street Gallery
Stockist of Jason Wason's work
The Making -
An arts education charity established to develop high quality contemporary craft and to inspire new audiences to engage with the art of making
The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park
Shigaraki pottery has thrived for twelve hundred years. The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park was founded on the basis of this history, with the aim of providing a site for creative work interfacing with ceramic resources around the world.
The Society of Designer Craftsmen
The Society of Designer Craftsmen is the largest and oldest multi-craft society in Britain. The work of members ranges across all the craft disciplines. The aim of the Society is to emphasise designer-making where innovation, orginiality and quality
UK Potters website brings together links to many sites of interest to UK based studio potters and to those interested in pottery. There is also a free classified ads page and a discussion forum
West Dean College
The College offers f/t Diploma programmes including the conservation/restoration of ceramics and short courses in pottery and ceramics.