Virtual Celebrating Ceramics


Waterperry Gardens, near Wheatley, Oxford OX33 1LA

Presented by Craft In Focus and Waterperry Gardens

Will be returning 16 – 18 July 2021

Until then visit our Virtual Ceramics Fair here

Celebrating Ceramics is an artist led event, showcasing the very best in the world of contemporary ceramics. This fine selection of artistic talent is set against the backdrop of Waterperry House and Gardens. Understand the creative talent first-hand with a range of demonstrations and talks by leading ceramic artists. And there will be an amazing range of food, drink and music to complement your day.

Celebrating Ceramics is organised by Craft In Focus who have been staging contemporary mixed discipline craft events for over 20 years. Part of the organising team includes the curator of the ceramics section of Art in Action for 26 years who has a real passion for ceramics and wanted to keep the festival ethos of Art In Action at the heart of Celebrating Ceramics. The public can now expect an event with the same atmosphere as Art In Action and a loyal following of ceramic artists who want to demonstrate and meet their collecting public at this wonderful three day event.

Celebrating Ceramics will showcase over 100 diverse artists from the world of contemporary ceramics. This fine selection of artistic talent will be set on the lawns that hosted the internationally acclaimed Art In Action for 40 years.

Marquee and site layoutEmbrace the opportunity to meet, engage with and purchase directly from the artists, and take time to enjoy the exciting range of food, drink and music on offer in the event’s food village.

Experience a guided tour with ceramic artists and collectors to learn about the stories and inspirations behind the work.

A wide range of demonstrations and talks by selected artists will be ongoing during the festival to offer an insight into the creative process. See and hear first-hand from the artists and understand more about the influences that lead to their unique creations, whilst also discovering the latest news within the international ceramics community.

Click on Virtual CC20 in the main menu above to view an enhanced listing including websites, social links and videos of the exhibitors selected for this year.  

Leach Pottery - A century of inspiration and exchange

Special Feature

Leach100 to be part of Celebrating Ceramics 2020

For 2020, Celebrating Ceramics could not be a more apt title as we are delighted to announce that the Leach Pottery will be sharing their Centenary celebrations with us at Waterperry Gardens. Marking 100 years since Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada set up the pottery in St Ives, the Leach Pottery team will be hosting  a range of activities at our event.

Leach 100 will not only pay homage to the influential legacy of the Leach Pottery but intends to continue its tradition of innovation and creativity to inspire new makers to shape a vibrant and contemporary studio pottery field for current and future generations.  These celebrations, supported by Arts Council England, occur concurrently with the Japanese Season of Culture 2019-2020.

We are privileged to have been selected to host this unique and important celebration.

See www.leach for further information.

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Visitor Feedback 2019

  • “A very fine exhibition and well-organised in a serene and beautiful venue.”

  • “An inspiring and very enjoyable event – it was great to see so many of the best potters at one event. Thank you.”

  • “Like the early days of Art In Action – lovely atmosphere and wonderful choice of artists.”

  • “The most amazing day! Great people, art, attitude and support. Loved every minute. So much packed into a perfect strolling area. Beautifully organised and executed.”

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How To Find Us

Celebrating Ceramics • 16-18 July 2021
Waterperry Gardens, Oxford OX33 1LA

Public Transport Details

Click here to go the Waterperry Garden Website and the Waterperry Farm Shop



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