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.
Predominantly hand-built stoneware in various forms united by concept, material, texture and palette, executed in a spontaneous and gestural manner.
Refined, elegant and timeless sculptural vessels and forms in stoneware ceramic.
All my works begin on a wheel. Combined with various shapes and warm, bright slips the salt-firing enhances my simple, serene forms.
Porcelain and stoneware tableware and vessels using the ancient process of Saggar Firing to create natural surface pattern.
Contemporary Raku fired jewellery. A unique and distinctive range of designs inspired by Art Deco and the designs of the sixties
The built environment and its relationship with nature are the starting points for Amanda-Sue’s ceramic work. Using stoneware and porcelain clay bodies thrown forms are cut-up and re-combined, a playful process of building and constructing resulting in a sort of ceramic collage.
Anna Lambert makes hand built earthenware ceramics using techniques including slab-building and painted slips, exploring narratives relating to place.
I am a self-taught potter and develop hand built work that is based around harbours, buildings and boats.
Antonia's sculptures draw inspiration from the natural world, poetry and hand tools and sculpture both ancient and contemporary. Contemplative works for domestic or corporate settings.
Both functional and decorative, Chris and Freya bring together a cross-generation of contemporary and cultural references to ceramics, often with forms emerging from hand-thrown vessels using highly textured glazes.
The lamps take an impression and provide a perfect record of seasonal plants; each is unique, unlike any other porcelain lamp.
Inspired by the sea and all it touches. A flowing mix of organic thrown, pierced and sculpted porcelain forms with yonic qualities
Thrown and altered ceramics as well as more traditional wheel made pots mostly Raku fired using a number of techniques
Salt and ash glazed stoneware. Thrown one-off pots, to be explored beyond their surface.
Thrown stoneware and porcelain tableware. Ceramic handled cutlery items to co-ordinate.
Poetic porcelain sculptures composed of contrasting abstract forms which offer a focal point for connecting with memories and emotions.
Hand-built work evoking the colours and textures of the seashore and coastline, both real and imagined, stormy and calm.
Unique wheel-thrown stoneware ceramic objects, inspired by an artist-in-residence in Jingdezhen, China.
Emily Myers produces a distinctive repertoire of thrown stoneware forms. These are faceted, altered and carved to explore sculptural possibilities.
The smooth, jade like surface of my vessels belies the harsh and dramatic naked Raku process from which they emerge.
Contemporary porcelain jewellery with silver and semi-precious stones.
Reduced stoneware thrown tableware. Other pots are slab-built with various decorations influenced by the landscape in which I live and the moon cycle.
Hand built decorative ceramics based around the figure, the face and animal forms.
Decorative / functional vessels with Victorian botanical illustration and narrative references created from numerous methods within their assembly and decorative detail.
HeyningWD Studio stands for the combined work in porcelain by Wied and Diederik Heyning. We make hand thrown white porcelain vessels and thin slab-rolled translucent lighting objects decorated with soluble salt colours.
Inspired by nature, intricate, narrative and with rich textured soul, plate and functional ware.
Hand-built sculptural vessels slowly developed, beaten and formed with textures often inspired by the delicate asymmetry of nature.
Pots thrown on a wheel from stoneware or porcelain clay. Reduction fired suitable for celebrations or everyday use.
I make domestic earthenware pots for the table. Inspired by my local surroundings in the heart of Devon.
Hand-built, wheel thrown functional ware, with slip and underglazed surface decoration.
Wheel thrown fine porcelain work for both functionality and aesthetics.
James's work ranges from huge platters and bottles to delicate bowls and tiny lidded jars.
Contemporary decorative and functional earthenware: jugs, vases, dishes and large chargers in blues, greens and vivid turquoises. Fellow of CPA and past Master of the Art Workers Guild.
My vessels and wall pieces are based on the evidence of renewal in our natural surroundings and the built environment. I use porcelain and slipcast bone china contrasted with oxides, slips and glazes.
Hand built, burnished ceramics deriving colourful patterns from firing with organic material in a large open pit. Each piece is totally unique.
Jaroslav's creativity is driven by his passion for colour, shape and function. He explores nature, science and art building his body of work on a broad multicultural background.
Jean-Paul Landreau produces brightly coloured earthenware decorated with slips of very distinctive style in mediterranean tones.
Decorative functional pottery, suitable for everyday use. Reduction fired stoneware.
Porcelain bowls, vases and tall standing forms thrown on the wheel. Rich textural decoration made by carving and applying slips.
Individual pieces and some domestic ware in reduction-fired stoneware and porcelain.
Individually made ceramic animal based sculptures which are full of character and humour.
Thrown using a dark stoneware and decorated with a contrasting slip. The work is high fired in a reducing atmosphere.
Porcelain vessels and sculpture created by hand-building and origami with paper thin porcelain sheets.
Thrown and coiled stoneware vessels that reference ancient Greece in their quietness, modesty of form, and harmony.
Decorative saggar fired vessels and large glazed jars inspired by nature and the different effects you can obtain from it.
Distinctive hand thrown and hand-painted ceramics in high-fired porcelain and stoneware.
Thrown porcelain fluid vessels decorated in multilayer crystalline glazes.
Handbuilt stoneware pots with coloured slips, stains and incised drawn surfaces.
Leighan's work has a simple aesthetic that focuses on functionality and form with textures inspired by natural elements. Contemporary, modest, elegant, tactile and functional.
Multi coloured porcelain clays layered and thrown to create tactile landscape vessels resembling the Earth, Deserts and Seascapes.
Individual thrown and handbuilt vessels with a focus on texture, natural forms and expressive glaze surfaces.
Vapour glazed porcelain, textured, patterned and sparkling. Drinking vessels and ovenware, vases and plant holders.
Hand-built people and animals inspired by the curious mythology and a vivid imagination.
I invite you to feel movement, my movement in clay thrown with courage, fun and passion, altered, torn and reassembled…enjoy!
Hand-built sculptural ceramics referencing coastal finds. Using a grogged stoneware clay with surface treatment of oxides, enhancing the stone-like qualities of the clay.
My work is inspired by textures, patterns and forms derived from found industrial detritus.
Hand thrown and wood fired vessels with luscious textured glazes, mostly for flowers.
Figurative ceramic sculptures depicting our relationship with the animal world.
Tableware, tiles and pots for plants from red earthenware clay with lively slip decoration.
Contemporary ceramic sculpture inspired by traditional techniques and organic processes.
I like the suggestion of what might have been; archaeological finds, remains and architectural features, their contrast in materials, layers, texture, colour, hidden details and surface quality are all important.
Reduction fired stoneware using early Chinese inspired glazes including copper red, chun and glazes sourced from local materials.
Finely thrown porcelain in a variety of beautiful and colourful glazes.
The colour wheel rolls through form and function, lighting a path to unique hand thrown and coloured ceramics.
Quiet, thoughtfully made delicate porcelain vessels, in a serene muted palette to complement the elegant simplicity of the forms.
Individual pieces in porcelain, thrown and sometimes altered based on the sea.
Functional and decorative ceramic art with a contemporary flair. My pieces are often glazed in my own recipes, which are inspired by colours from Barbados.
Double walled sculptural vessels, hand built in stoneware with textured glazes, capturing flow and motion.
My inspiration comes from nature. Rocky cliffs, smooth waters or the surface of a stone. They all inspire me to create pots that are abstract and sculptured in their feel and shape.
Rosalind's work is hand-built in the tradition of early earthenware makers and decorated with her own slips and glazes.
Working in porcelain, I combine a love of photography, printmaking and ceramics, to evoke a sense of place. Strong monotones enhanced by painterly glazes.
Thrown and manipulated stoneware vessels, slip decorated then fired and soda vapour glazed in a wood/gas kiln.
Sampada's work often reflects the delicate nature of traditional pottery form in a tactile contemporary manner. Her pottery explores the surreal human form, emotion and symbolism.
Wheel thrown porcelain domestic ware with slip decorated textural accents following nature's theme. Collections interplay between shape and colour.
Expressive sculptural figurative ceramics inspired by nature and folklore.
Unique impressionistic wildlife sculptures high fired, suitable for garden or interior.
My work is hand thrown, turned, refined and multiple sprayed with three different glazes. I also apply glaze to the piece using a selection of brushes this adds another layer and gives greater depth to each piece.
Richly textured decorative porcelain born of a fascination with dramatic forms found in nature.
Slab-built vessels in white earthenware with stone impressions and textures, incised lines , slips, glazes and a controlled smoke-firing.
Functional pottery, thrown on a momentum wheel and fired in gas reduction.
Hand-built ceramic musical instruments - flutes, ocarinas, drums - made from several contrasting clay bodies, each instrument fully working and unique.
Slab built and slip cast functional ware, decorated with coloured slips, transfer print imagery and metallic lustres.
Using the simplicity of ceramic forms I express the fragility of our environment.
Strong individual forms inspired by modern and ancient architecture. Glazed and naked Raku fired, the highly polished or marble smooth tactile surfaces have completely unique, striking yet subtle, markings.