Ceramike - Background Information

Aberystwyth International Ceramics Festival - July 1st-3rd 2011

Lisa Hammond Chawan Ruthanne Tudball teabowl Robin Welch Coffee Set

View across the site
View across the site
Starting to fire the Sculpture Kiln
Sculpture Kiln - After firing, covering removed
Sculpture kiln - The sculpture after cooling
Display of Cups donated for sale - Proceeds to Mashiko Appeal
Pots by Dylan Bowen
View across the site

Emma Rogers - Bear sculpture Emma Rogers at work Hyang Jong Ho and Dylan Bowen demonstrating Dylan Bowen slipping Hyang Jong Ho at work Pots by Jim Robison Pots by Kate Malone

As its name suggests, the biennial Aberystwyth International Ceramics festival attracts visitors from all over the world. Unlike other major UK festivals where the main attraction is potters selling their wares, this festival is a melting pot where potters, teachers, students and collectors get together and share ideas, problems and experiences. There are kiln firings, demonstrations, films, lectures and pottery sales and exhibitions.

The kiln firings at this years event included a wine bottle kiln - built, fired and dismantled by Italian potter Karin Putsch-Grassi, a sculpture kiln by Danish potter Jorgen Hanssen and a mobile wood-fired kiln towed all the way from Poland by Mateusz Grobelney.

This year's demonstrators included Kate Malone, Ruthanne Tudball, Mark Hewitt, Ponimin M Hum, Hyang Jong Oh, Michael Eden, Emma Rodgers, Shigemasa Higashida, Lowri Davies, Elke Sada, Robert Cooper and Dylan Bowen.




Pots by Mark Hewitt
Mark Hewitt demonstrating
Mark Hewitt at work
Sculptures by Ponimin M Hum
Ponimin M Hum showing sculpture fresh from the kiln
Ruthanne Tudball demonstrating
Pots by Ruthanne Tudball