Returning to the Royal College of Art from 17 – 19 April 2015, Ceramic Art London will act as a platform for 80 of the most exciting and innovative ceramicists from across the world to present and sell their latest work. Major, internationally recognised names of the ceramics scene including Peter Beard, Thomas Bohle, Eddie Curtis, Akiko Hirai, Gabriele Koch and Annie Turner will feature alongside new emerging talent, selected by a rigorous independent committee, with work from current students at the RCA also presented in a special selling exhibition.
With prices ranging from £30 – £10,000, and a spread of exhibits spanning everything from functional home ware to figurative sculpture, the fair really does offer something for all budgets and collecting interests. A hub for the ceramics community to share ideas and discover new work, the fair will also stage a dynamic series of events throughout the run, including panel discussions, debates and interactive workshops.
A lively programme of free events will also be staged on each day of the fair. The renowned series, entitled Discovery, will comprise of talks, demonstrations, film screenings, debates and panel discussions designed to afford visitors an insight into current issues, working practices and techniques involved in the creation of ceramic art.
FRIDAY 17TH APRIL; 11.00am James Rigler and Nao Matsunaga: Parallel Lives; 1.30pm Derek Wilson: A Contemporary Studio Practice; 2.30pm. Tony Ainsworth Memorial Lecture: Martina Margetts: DIASPORA; 3.30pm Richard Slee: Selected works
SATURDAY 18TH APRIL: 11.30am Kate Malone: 24 Savile Row Ceramic Façade; 12.30pm. Meissen’s: ‘Triumph of Amphitrite’; 2pm Malene Hartmann Rasmussen: Once upon a time…; 3pm Kyra Cane: Making and Drawing; 4pm. Lee Kang-hyo: Goldmark Film;
SUNDAY 19th APRIL: 11.30am John Higgins: Demonstration ‘Slab construction with thrown elements’; 1pm. Sasha Wardell: Journey Through Light; 2.30pm. Helen Walsh: CoCA in York; 3.30pm Jean-Nicolas Gerard: Goldmark Film
Jack Doherty, Chair of Ceramic Art London’s Organising Committee comments: “The contemporary ceramics on show at Ceramic Art London testify to the vibrancy and technical diversity of work currently being created by emerging and established ceramicists both in the UK and abroad. From its inception in 2005, Ceramic Art London has worked to promote excellence in the field, and has become firmly established as an unmissable event in the international cultural calendar, enabling visitors to explore and collect the very best of contemporary ceramic art.”
Participating artists for 2015: Myung Nam An, Grant Aston, Karin Bablok, Peter Beard, Helen Beard, Matthew Blakely, Thomas Bohle, Dylan Bowen, Rowena Brown, Karen Bunting, Kyra Cane, Catherine Saby Capri, Carina Ciscato, Sophie Cook, Robert Cooper, Jane Cox, Clare Crouchman, Eddie Curtis, Margaret Curtis, Jo Davies, Jack Doherty, Nathalie Domingo, Bridget Drakeford, Isobel Egan, Fenella Elms, Delfina Emmanuel, Adam Frew, Emily Gardiner, Tanya Gomez, Lisa Hammond, Ashraf Hanna, Shinobu Hashimoto, Barbara Hast, Peter Hayes, Eric Hibelot, John Higgins, Akiko Hirai, Ikuko Iwamoto, Chris Keenan, Sun Kim, Jin Eui Kim, Hyejeong Kim, Ruth King, Gabriele Koch, Ipek Kotan, Anna Lambert, Tony Laverick, Uwe Loellmann, Sophie MacCarthy, Gareth Mason, Angela Mellor, Yun Wook Mun, Jeremy Nichols, James Oughtibridge, Jong Jin Park, Monika Patuszyńska, Richard Phethean, Arens Pit, Duncan Ross, Jill Shaddock, Laurance Simon, Jenny Southam, Barry Stedman, Geoffrey Swindell, Rizu Takahashi, Midori Takaki, Kaori Tatebayashi, Christopher Taylor, Nichola Theakston, Annie Turner, Willy Van Bussel, Keith Varney, Sasha Wardell, Matthew Warner, James & Tilla Waters, Christiane Wilhelm, Derek Wilson, Maria Wojdat.
Opening Hours: Friday 17 April 10am – 6pm. Saturday 18 April 10am – 6pm. Sunday 19 April 10am – 5pm
Location: Henry Moore and Gulbenkian Galleries, The Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London, SW7
Ticket Prices: Day ticket: £12, Concessions: £9 Three Day Ticket: £25