Ceramike - Background Information

Earth and Fire 2007

Jim Malone vase Lisa Hammond chawan Stefan Bang liquer bottle


Chris Lewis - Sculptural pots Ardine Spitters and Fritz Rossman
Joy Bosworth Potters stands, Jim Robison nearest
Francoise Dufayard Eddie Curtis, Marco Mattos, David Binns and Wendy Lawrence
Clare Conrad CPA Associate Members
Beautiful sculptural vessels by Ashraf Hanna Geoffroy Pascal
Lisa Hammond Jim Malone and Nic Collins
Niek Hoogland Nigel Edmondson
Pots From France - Jack Blackburn and Margot Bartlett Robin Welch
Rachel Wood Stefan Bang lantern

Rufford Ceramic Centre, Notts

Earth and Fire 2007
Earth and Fire 2007
Rufford Woodfirers - Anagama kiln pots Rufford Woodfirers - Anagama kiln pots
Ruthanne Tudball Stefan Bang
Svend Bayer The anagama kiln at Rufford
Chris Lewis bird bath Charles Bound demonstrating
Clive Bowen David Frith
DavidFrith Susan Nemeth demonstrating
Francoise Dufayard Wendy Lawrence pots with guard dog!
Doug Fitch Emili Biarnes Raber
John Jelfs John Stroomer

Earth and Fire is one of the highlights of the ceramics year here in England. Set in a country park with 100 selected potters, an anagama kiln firing, and pottery demonstrations. If it rains and it usually does, the Rufford Ceramic Centre houses a collection of classic pots including work by Leach, Cardew, Rie et al and an exhibition hall which this year hosted an exhibition by Peter Beard.

From an enthusiast's point of view, Earth and Fire is also about meeting old friends and making new ones. I thoroughly enjoyed the 2007 event, it was good to see lots of new potters and I thought the quality of work for sale was excellent, well done everyone.