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

Appledore Arts

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.

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.

Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center

promotes ceramic art and design in a vibrant atmosphere of creativity for professional artists as well as the general public. Activities include: School for Ceramic Art, Galleries, Reference Library, special events and more courses.

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.

Ceramics Ireland

The journal of the Craft Potters Society of Ireland

China Clay Art

The aim of Sanbao is to promote an international art and cultural exchange by providing the opportunity for artists and artisans of the world to travel to China and to create art along side their Chinese counterparts.

Contemporary Applied Arts

Founded in 1948 to promote the best craftwork both nationally and internationally.

Crafts Council

An independent organisation which promotes contemporary crafts in Great Britain

Devon Guild of Craftsmen

Excellent site, with lots of information

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

Hidden Art

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

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.

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

Potters Bristol

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.

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

Sussex Guild

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

West Dean College

The College offers f/t Diploma programmes including the conservation/restoration of ceramics and short courses in pottery and ceramics.