Ceramics Fair - October 29th-30th 2016
60 potters, a great day out.
and Fire, Rufford Country Park, Nottinghamshire - June 24th -26nd
Good weather at Earth and Fire on the Friday when I visited.
The 21st Art
in Clay, Hatfield House - 3rd-5th July 2015
I missed Earth and Fire this year but Art in Clay more than made
up for it. Lovely sunny weather and lots of friendly potters,
what a great day!
Earth and Fire, Rufford Country Park, Nottinghamshire - June 20th
Good weather at Earth and Fire this year, good to see everyone
and Fire, Rufford Country Park, Nottinghamshire - June 21st -23rd
The festival season is upon us, Earth and Fire is first accompanied
by a wonderful Peter Beard exhibition in the gallery
Earth and Fire, Rufford Country Park, Nottinghamshire - June 22nd
Strong winds and showers made this year's event a stressfull
time for some potters but as usual the quality was excellent.
and Ceramics Festival - Art in Clay, Hatfield House - 5-7th August
This years event included a Mick Casson retrospective and talks
about the great man by Ben Casson and Jeremy Steward. The classical
guitarist Catherine Thom played in aid of the Mashiko appeal and
there was a exhibition of Henry Moore scupture in the gardens.
All that plus around 180 potters selling their wares.
International Ceramics Festival - July 1st-3rd 2011
The Aberystwyth International Ceramics festival attracts visitors
from all over the world, there are kiln firings, demonstrations,
films, lectures and pottery sales and exhibitions.
Fire, Rufford Country Park, Nottinghamshire - June 24-26th 2011
Visited on the Saturday, a lovely sunny day. Potter's stalls
up to the usual high standard, I miss the anagama beast firing
Pottery and Ceramics Festival - Art in Clay, Hatfield House -
Around 180 potters this year, it gets better each year, thanks
to Andy McInnes and his team.
and Fire, Rufford Country Park, Nottinghamshire - June 25-27th
It usually rains at Earth and Fire presumably because it is Glastonbury
weekend but this year it was hot and sunny. I visited on the Friday
to avoid the weekend crowds and had an enjoyable day meeting up
with old friends and a few pots came back home with me.
and Fire, Rufford Country Park, Nottinghamshire - June 26-29th
Extended to 3 days this year but no amagama firing. Over a hundred
potters and a campus area showing the work of up and coming potters.
A visit to David and Margaret Frith's exhibition currently showing
rounded off a great day.
Conderton Pottery - Open Weekend - June 2009
Toff Milway's annual event, this year with visiting American
potter Dan Finnegan. Salt kiln opening, talks with a Darwinian
theme, lots of home made cakes, mmmm nice.
Earth and Fire - Rufford Craft Centre - June
My favourite pottery festival. Over a hundred potter's stands,
demonstrations, anagama firing, Peter Hayes exhibition, wonderful!
ClayArt Wales 2008, Denbigh, North Wales -
Fortunately the rain of Friday night and Saturday had cleared
away when I visited ClayArt Wales 2008 on the Sunday. I particularly
enjoyed watching Doug Fitch, Fergus Stewart and John Stroomer
demonstrating their throwing skills and witnessing the opening
of the bottle kiln after Saturday's firing.
13th National Pottery and Ceramics Festival
- Art in Clay, Hatfield House - August 2007
A wonderful weekend, 160 potters displaying their wares under
blue skies, summer at last!!!
Earth and Fire - Rufford Craft Centre - June
Excellent as usual, 101 potters this year, maybe someone sneaked
National Pottery and Ceramics Festival - Art in Clay - Hatfield
House - August 2006
Set in the grounds of the wonderful Jacobean Hatfield House
the festival has 160 exhibitors with stalls in a range of marquees
named in memory of Hans Coper, Lucie Rie. David Leach, Mick Casson
and Derek Emms. The Festival also includes a daily programme of
talks, demonstrations and Kiln firings including a Ian Gregory's
kiln in a supermatket trolley!
and Fire - Rufford Craft Centre - June 2006
Set in Rufford Country Park in Nottinghamshire, Earth and Fire
is my favourite pottery festival. 100 selected potters have stalls
and there is also an anagama kiln firing and pottery demonstrations.
The Rufford Ceramic Centre houses a collection of classic pots
including work by Leach, Cardew, Rie et al. There is also a ceramics
library of out of print ceramic books and a complete set of Ceramic
Review and Crafts magazines available for nostalgic glimpses into
Art 2005 - Ruthin - May 2005
For me, the highlights of Clay Art 2005 were the throwing demonstrations
given by Matsuzaki Ken aided by Yo Thom and Svend Bayer.
and Fire - Rufford Craft Centre - June 2004
Wet and gloomy weather this year, great event otherwise.