Celebrating Ceramics


19-21 July 2024

Waterperry Gardens, near Wheatley, Oxford OX33 1LA

Presented by Craft In Focus and Waterperry Gardens

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 demonstrations from some of the artists. Meet and purchase directly from 150 of the leading ceramic artists. There will also be an amazing range of food, drink and music to complement your day.

This year we also feature some well-known faces from a recent TV programme

Celebrating Ceramics is organised by Craft In Focus in partnership with Waterperry Gardens. Craft In Focus 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 a stunning collection of 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.

Embrace the opportunity to meet, engage with and purchase directly from the artists, learn about the stories and inspirations behind the work. Take time to enjoy the exciting range of food, drink and music on offer in the event’s food village.

A range of demonstrations by some of the artists will 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 ceramics community.

  • The very best in contemporary ceramics

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Discover exhibitors demonstrating their processes on their stands to give you an insight into how they create their work.

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Overview of the event with a hint of what to expect from The Desire Jewellery & Silversmithing Fair

  • The power of the elements

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Visitor Feedback

  • “The ceramics here are of the highest class and the variety is wide and inspiring."
    Eileen Boden, Wembley

  • “I am very impressed by the very high standard/quality of all the exhibitors. The event has a nice feel to it and I will certainly be looking out for other Craft In Focus events.”
    Lesley Catling, Wheatley, Oxfordshire

  • “It was a lovely show. Well laid out. Exhibitors smiley because they appeared to have been well looked after. Good selection of refreshments. Good atmosphere.”
    Alison Berman, Oxford

  • “This work is outstanding in expression, form, emotional engagement. Exceptional.”
    Annie Lynch, Long Harborough, Oxfordshire

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How To Find Us

Celebrating Ceramics
Waterperry Gardens, Oxford OX33 1LA

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Public Transport Details

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



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