Ceramics in the City (19 - 21 September 2008)
25 Jun 2008
A three-day selling fair
Friday 19 September 12.00 noon – 8.00pm
Saturday 20 September 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 21 September 12.00 noon – 5.00pm
Ceramics in the City returns to the Geffrye Museum in September with an exciting range of work by 40 selected ceramicists, a mix of both emerging and more well-established talents. A wide variety of styles, techniques, colour and texture will be shown in domestic objects ranging from functional tableware and lamps, to purely aesthetic or quirky one-off pieces.
The show will be held in the Geffrye’s striking contemporary gallery. To mark the opening day on Friday 19 September, the museum will remain open until 8pm, offering visitors a chance to meet the makers. The restaurant will also be open, serving home-cooked meals, light snacks and English wines. Throughout the three-day event, visitors will have the opportunity not just to browse and buy, but also to talk to the ceramicists and watch free demonstrations. Special craft activities will be run to entertain children throughout Saturday and Sunday (please see overleaf for information on events).
The exhibitors were selected by a panel of judges comprising Marta Donaghey from Contemporary Ceramics, Karen Bunting, ceramicist, and Christine Lalumia, Deputy Director of the Geffrye. Ceramics in the City, now in its seventh year, is organised by the Geffrye Museum and ceramicist Karen Bunting.
Laura de Benedetti Bud
Events for Adults
Japanese Tea Ceremony
Akemi Solloway, teacher and lecturer of Japanese language and culture, will take participants through the stages of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony using all the correct ceramics. Akemi will be dressed in a kimono and will bring additional kimonos for participants to wear.
Friday 19 September, 6.30 – 7.45pm
Lisa Hammond will give an illustrated talk on her work. Lisa produces a range of high-temperature, soda-glazed studio pottery, which is both functional and decorative.
Saturday 20 September, 12.30 – 1.30pm
Alistair Young will give a demonstration of his technique using salt-glaze. Victorian salt-glazed pottery has been a rich source of inspiration for Alistair’s recent work. He also continues to develop his own range of pottery, which includes large decorative wall plates as well as smaller, functional items.
Sunday 21 September, 1.45 – 2.45pm
Events for Children
Be inspired by ceramic objects to create some funky fridge magnets.
Saturday 20 September, 10.30am – 12 noon and 2.00 – 4.00pm
Paint your own mug, inspired by patterns in the museum’s rooms.
Sunday 21 September, 12.30 – 1.30pm and 3.00 – 4.30pm