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.