FREE Demonstrations

Friday 19th July

10.45 am Dylan Bowen Dylan will make a series of improvised jugs based on traditional shapes.

12 noon Jaroslav Hrustalenko Handbuilding with thrown sections.

1 pm Jo Keogh Methods that are traditionally used to create ceramic multiples are combined to create abstract interpretations of simple geometric forms.

2 pm David Wright Simply Take a Lump of Clay. Hand-building with the minimum of tools.

3 pm Marie Prett Using earthstone handbuilding, pinching, coiling  and modelling, Marie will demonstrate handbuilding one of her new wall pieces, a galloping horse and rider.


Saturday 20th July

10.45 am Sharon Griffin Sharon Griffin will demonstrate how she uses slabs of clay to make a full scale head without an armature. 

12 noon Richard Baxter Throwing small porcelain pieces off the hump. 

1 pm Paul Jackson Throwing and manipulating. 

2 pm Paul Smith Demonstrating hand building figurative ceramic sculptures using a system of metal rods and packaging materials as an internal support. 

3 pm Roger Cockram "It's a pot Jim - but not as we know it”. Demonstrating slab-building bottles or jugs - in stoneware or porcelain.


Sunday 21st July

10.45 am Adrian Bates Working with slabs: joining, shaping, blending & refining to form vessels or sculptural forms. 

12 noon Jason Braham Using the “one I prepared earlier” approach, Jason will demonstrate the process through, throwing, turning, assemblage and simple decoration. 

1 pm Tamar Rose Paper clay/porcelain slab building.
2 pm Terry Davies "Breaking The Surface ". A demonstration of techniques, to break or crack the surface of a thrown form, with interesting and creative effects.

3 pm Emily Myers Emily will demonstrate how she throws tall forms, then carves and facets them at the leather-hard stage. 


Raku Demonstration - Dan Chapple and Sarah Roseingrave

Raku firing is an ancient Japanese technique where ceramics are removed from the kiln at high temperatures and placed in containers of combustible materials, such as saw-dust, producing a distinctive crackled glaze surface. 

Obvara Firings - DiLuca Ceramics

Denis is continually refining and developing his skills in Raku firing. The fusion of Italian design influences and traditional ceramics techniques adapted for contemporary tastes, results in highly individual items for your visual enjoyment.

Friday 19th July

11 am Dan Chapple  
1 pm Sarah Roseingrave  
3 pm DiLuca Ceramics  


Saturday 20th July

1 pm DiLuca Ceramics  
2 pm Sarah Roseingrave  
3 pm Dan Chapple  


Sunday 21st July

1 pm Dan Chapple  
2 pm DiLuca Ceramics  
3 pm Sarah Roseingrave  


FREE Talks

Friday 19th July

10.45 am Jane Cox Jane Cox, CPA Fellow and Past Master of the Art Workers Guild will talk about her work and early influences (Caiger Smith, Peggy Angus, Eric Ravilious) and her move from London to the Isle of Wight. She will also discuss her recent role as Master of the Art Workers Guild and her role as Chair of their Outreach Committee.
12 noon Jane White and Alan Caiger-Smith The remarkable career of Alan Caiger-Smith.  He trained sixty potters over 51 years at Aldermaston Pottery, and became regarded as one of the most important living artists specialising in lustre pottery.  It will be followed by a Q&A session, and book signings by ACS and the author, Jane White, in her new book on the subject, published by the Ashmolean Museum.
1.30 pm Emma Rodgers Special guest speaker. Emma Rodgers is one of the most sought after, collectable and foremost ceramic sculptors working today. We are delighted she is able to join us to share insights  into her practice. Emma exhibits internationally and has work held in several major collections, including the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Walker Art Gallery. She has also made work for notable public commissions.
3 pm Peter Hayes Work in India 


Saturday 20th July

10.45 am Jin Eui Kim The development of tonal clays and techniques towards new artworks.

12 noon Matt Sheratt Explaining the journey he has been on to arrive at the work he currently makes. 

1.30 pm Carolyn Genders An illustrated talk about finding inspiration for her work and the importance of drawing in her practice. 

3 pm Terry Davies Sustainable Ceramics. 


Sunday 21st July

10.45 am Jill Ford Thoughts on the creative process and reflections on how mountain treks can kickstart a new body of work.

12 noon Jason Wood, Sherry Moran, Ruth Corman, Lawrence Cooper

Panel on Collecting 

1.30 pm Penny Simpson Exploring Japanese Tableware – doing a residency in Mashiko, Japan. 

3 pm TBC  


Demonstrations on Stand

In addition to the listings above, the following exhibitors will be demonstrating on their stand at various times of the day throughout the event

  • Alchemy Tiles
  • Alex McCarthy Ceramics
  • Alvin F Irving Ceramics
  • Clare Wakefield Ceramics
  • Daniel Boyle
  • David Wright Pottery
  • Emily Myers
  • Eric Moss Ceramics
  • Gin Durham Ceramics
  • Gwen Bainbridge Ceramics
  • Ian Harris Ceramics
  • James Hake Ceramics
  • Jev ceramics
  • Joy Trpkovic Ceramics
  • LDB ceramics
  • Lloyd-Coombes Ceramics
  • Margaret Gardiner Ceramics
  • Mitch Pilkington Ceramics
  • Nicola Gladwin
  • Phil Jolley
  • Russell Coates
  • Sharon Griffin
  • Simon Griffiths Sculpture Ltd
  • Tessa Wolfe Murray Ceramics
  • Victoria Claire Dawes

Makers shown on this website will not necessarily be exhibiting at all Craft In Focus events.
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