With the continued restrictions affecting the UK likely to be in force for some time yet this year’s Celebrating Ceramics Festival has been cancelled.
Celebrating Ceramics 2021 will take place from 16-18 July 2021. We hope to see you there!
In the meantime we hope you will visit our online Virtual Ceramics Fair here soon.
Constructed high fired clay forms referencing landscape with extensive use of local and found materials in slips and glazes.
Ceramics exploring themes of growth, movement & poise. Timeless elegance and elemental simplicity expressed in clay.
Individually hand carved encaustic, inlaid tiles with inspiring poetry, quotes and images using ancient 13th Century techniques held eternally in earth and time.
Thrown and individually hand painted contemporary ceramics in porcelain and white earthernware. Wry imagery in pictorial underglaze brushwork.
A unique and distinctive range of raku fired jewellery, inspired by Art Deco and the designs of the sixties.
Hand carved wheel thrown vessels made in various stoneware clay bodies.
Stoneware forms with paintings. The paintings are similar to prehistorical cave paintings. The stoneware is fired at 1240°C.
Hand built Porcelain sculptural "vessels" and bottles which are patterned using nerikomi techniques and smoke firing.
Standard range wood fired tableware lined with an ash glaze and slate based limited range of coffee cups and bowls.
Sculptural vessels that are more than painted surfaces, each piece is a continuous three dimensional canvas.
Wheel Thrown Stoneware and Porcelain, functional ware with figurative images and patterns created by layering slips and glazes using wax resist techniques.
We use a composition of hand sculpted figures assembled with thrown forms, both functional and non- functional. Sculpted faces and torsos emerge from the wheel-thrown.
A unique range of well designed stoneware with rich glaze decoration.
Hand-thrown raku fired copper matt and glazed work, elegant forms, vibrant colours on a selection of bottles, bowls & lidded pots.
Wood fired stoneware garden pots, seats and sculpture, and pots for domestic use.
Porcelain is thrown or handbuilt, pierced and sculpted. Inspired by oceanic waves and their effect on the land they touch.
Slab built vessel forms that have strong painterly surfaces that evoke a feeling of place or landscape.
Thrown and press molded domestic stoneware, with slip and inscribed surface decoration.
One off functional salt-glazed and ash glazed stoneware. Textured, fluid glazes - pots to be explored beyond their surface.
Stoneware and porcelain tableware for all dining occasions. Distinctive glazes and simple decoration give lasting qualities and pleasure.
Coil-built, wood-fired, stoneware vessels using a coarse crank clay, simple ash and Shino glazes. Sometimes incorporating wooden lids.
Each piece he creates is unique. The fusion of Italian design influences and traditional ceramic techniques adapted for contemporary tastes, results in highly individual items for your visual enjoyment.
Hand built ceramics evoking the textures and colours of the sea shore and coastline, both real and imagined, stormy and calm.
Dylan Bowen makes slip decorated earthenware, using traditional and contemporary techniques and materials.
Thrown stoneware vessels which are domestic in scale but sculptural in feel, and usually faceted and carved.
Modifiable and nest-able abstract sculptural assemblies and desktop/wall-mounted tessellated 3D-tile arrays: individual sculptures can combine in myriad novel compositions.
Thrown stoneware pieces using smooth and textured clay with a porcelain slip fired with satin glazes in a reduction kiln.
Reduced stoneware tableware. Outdoor ceramics, stoneware inlaid decorated with landscapes.
Stoneware animal sculptures. Coil and slab built, decorated with oxides, underglazes, glaze and lustre.
Hand built sculptural vessels slowly developed,beaten and formed. with textures often inspired by the delicate asymmetry of nature.
Isabel’s stoneware pots are thrown on an electric wheel, reduction-fired in a gas kiln and are suitable for celebrations and everyday use.
Many unique processes which other artists don't use very often on their work is added to finish his work with the best quality. He polishes the surface with industrial diamond instead of glazing it, then you can experience the new sense of touch. He will show some modernised vessels inspired by Korean traditional aesthetic.
Wheel thrown stoneware, decorated using oriental glazes and fired in a gas kiln.
Earthenware Ceramics, Wheel thrown, cast and Jigger Jollied. Slip Decorated in Earthenware slips with scrafitto , high fired to 1140, low temp glazes to Jane's own recipes.
Well defined shapes with tense potent curves draw principally different silhouettes on the opposite sides emphasised by strong diagonals and distinct colour solutions.
Salt and ash glazed pots, principally for enjoying with good food and drink.
I have always aimed to make functional and decorative pottery that is a joy to use. Some pieces have incredibly detailed decoration while others have a much more relaxed feel to them, but they are all made to be used.
Bowls, vases and tall standing forms thrown on the wheel from fine porcelain. Decoration focuses on textural layering and carving.
Work is all thrown on a traditional Korean type wheel and fired in the oil and wood burning oriental climbing kiln.
I work in-between the concepts of illusion and reality and my work attracts viewers by visual phenomena as well as physical confusions.
Throwing and slab work are combined on the wheel or literally by stretching the clay over solid surfaces to create 3D forms.
Unpredictability is part of the fascination of reduction fired lustre which we use to create effects which are otherwise unachievable.
Joy's work is hand built, pinched porcelain. Ethereal wall pieces display delicate mini sculptures in bespoke Perspex box frames.
Decorative objects and sculptural earthenware, using a variety of techniques and decorated with glazes and engobes (faïence).
Wheel thrown and occasionally altered stoneware, salt fired and wood ash glazed.
These forms express tension between precision and extemporaneity, between an ideal result and my emotions needing to surface, control and freedom duty and choice…
Here I still am, making and showing and exhibiting and exploring new ideas with the same joy as I felt when I was a child, trying to cook wet clay from a river in my Mum’s gas oven.
Based out of her garden studio in Oxfordshire, Leighan Thomas is a studio potter who produces mainly wheel thrown functional pieces. Her work has a simple aesthetic that focuses on functionality and form, with textures inspired by natural elements. She strives to produce work that is contemporary, modest, elegant, tactile and functional; easy to live with and a pleasure to use.
I create work addressing scale and proportion, juxtaposing surfaces with integrated grogs, creating tension between the form and its finish.
Lise’s work spans from functional ware to sculptural forms. Each piece is unique, and made from stoneware and porcelain clays.
Felicity is a ceramic artist specializing in animal sculptures, using a mixed media method. All my sculptures are individually hand sculpted and hand finished, making each piece unique.
Individual hand built and wheel thrown vessels employing combinations of dry and glazed surfaces.
Vapour glazed porcelain for food, drinks, plants and flowers, fumed with stannous chloride to create random areas of lustrous iridescence.
Handmade, highly decorated animals and figures inspired by the circus, mythology and a vivid imagination.
To let you feel
Movement, my movement in the Clay
To Let you feel that
yes, I love being a potter
Matt makes minimal curved ceramic sculptural forms. Thrown and hand-built. Finished with terra-sigillata, velvet underglaze and lustre.
Hand-built sculptural vessels using highly grogged stoneware. Surface treatments consist of slips and oxides, enhancing the stone-like qualities of the clay.
My work is inspired by textures, patterns and forms derived from found industrial detritus.
Nicola Gladwin makes colourful decorated slipware ceramics for cooking and serving food using the countryside as her inspiration.
Pat specialises in Raku fired thrown classical shaped vessels and hand built sculptural forms and is probably best known for her copper fumed pieces.
Altered thrown form vibrantly decorated with Abstraction and Life Drawing, in white earthenware and salt glazed stoneware.
Penny Simpson makes useful pots for flowers, kitchen and table, using red earthenware clay with lively slip decoration.
My main aim is that the work should not compete with the landscape, but evolve within the environment. With this in mind I have introduced other minerals into the Raku ceramic surface such as iron and copper. With the elements of time and erosion, the individual piece takes on its own developing surface.
Tactile vessels and wall hangings in stoneware paperclay and porcelain whose surfaces are an integral part of the final intention.
Established since 1983 in Oxfordshire, specialising in invisible and museum repairs and including contemporary ceramics, pottery and fine porcelain.
Wheel thrown fine porcelain in a distinctive range of beautiful coloured glazes. Each piece is unique.
Individual work in porcelain; ideas derived from observations of the sea. Also a small range of domestic stoneware.
Rosalind's work is hand built in the tradition of early earthenware makers and decorated with her own slips and glazes.
Underglaze blue porcelain bowls, dishes, vases, boxes, jugs and mugs, some enamelled, hand-painted with birds, animals and sea creatures.
Manipulating soft clay on a revolving wheel and feeling the material respond to the merest touch is like setting out on an exciting journey for me. The dialogue that goes on between the maker and the clay is carried out through the use of the pots.
Human and animal ceramic sculpture and 'A moment with Mister Herbert'.
Modelling spontaneously with slabs and coils, each piece is unique, expressing an underlying sense of warmth and humanity.
Raku fired, slab built vessels, using photography by the artist of local landscapes with layers of slips and glazes.
Unique impressionistic wildlife sculptures high fired, suitable for garden or interior.
Slicing the walls of hand-thrown forms has led to a unique way of exploring the expression of movement in sculpture.
Steve makes a range of transitional and contemporary functional domestic stoneware.
Using hand-building techniques Sue constructs individual forms inspired by the natural world.
Richly textured decorative hand-built porcelain, born of a fascination with dramatic forms - their textures, movement and silhouettes.
I write with clay, exploring our relationships with landscape. Porcelain scripted forms cast intriguing shadows which move with the light.
Slab-built vessels in white earthenware with stone impressions and textures, incised lines , slips, glazes and a controlled smoke-firing.
The transformation of raw materials – mud to art – is a fascinating journey of evolutionary transition, peppered with risk-taking step changes. My own work represents an ongoing dialogue between the technical sophistication of processes, serendipity, and timeless human qualities.
Tregear pottery produces a stunning range of hand crafted ceramics in a variety of designs – all drawing their inspiration and influences from the exceptional beauty of the surrounding coastal landscape of the Isle of Wight.
Veronica explores the fluidity and translucency of thrown porcelain. Vessels are water-etched, pierced or cut and folded.