Celebrating Ceramics

Waterperry Gardens, near Wheatley, Oxford OX33 1LA

Presented by Craft In Focus and Waterperry Gardens

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19 – 21 July 2019 • Save The Date

What is Celebrating Ceramics?

Celebrating Ceramics is an artist led event, showcasing the good and the great 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 lectures by leading ceramic artists. And there will be an amazing range of food, drink and music to complement your day.

Craft In FocusWaterperry GardensThe festival is being organised by Craft in Focus, who are well known for staging the UK’s most popular Craft Fair held at RHS Garden Wisley, in collaboration with Waterperry Gardens.

The organisers include a group of leading artists from the ceramics community, collectors and the former Art In Action curator for ceramics.

Together they have selected the exhibitors and aim to organise the most exciting demonstrations, lectures, and hands-on classes for the visitors on the lawns that hosted the internationally acclaimed Art In Action for 40 years.

Waterperry GardenWaterperry GardenThis is an opportunity to meet and purchase from 100 of the leading artists in the field of ceramics whilst enjoying the excellent food, wine and music on offer in the event’s food village.


Celebrating Ceramics received hundreds of applications for the 2019 event making the selection process for the selection panel a difficult process. Standards were very high with applications being received from some of the best ceramic artists in the UK and overseas. We have finally accepted just over 100 of these to exhibit at this year’s event and are confident that we will be delivering an exciting event that won’t disappoint. Check out an alphabetical listing of those selected by clicking Exhibitors in the main menu above. There is also a gallery showing selected pieces from this year's exhibitors here.

We have also organised an interesting selection of catering and music to enhance the visitor experience and are now working on the programme of demonstrations, tours and lectures. The team is doing everything needed to ensure this new Ceramic Festival is one to be added to the calendar!


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Celebrating Ceramics • 19-21 July 2019 • Waterperry Gardens, Oxford OX33 1LA

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