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Showcase of Leading Contemporary Ceramics Planned for Yorkshire

Ceramic Art York, Museum Gardens, York
11 – 13 September 2015

Ceramic Art York is a new showcase of leading contemporary ceramics coming to York this September.

The 50 artists who are showcasing their work have been handpicked to reveal the vibrancy and diversity of ceramics being created today. Meet celebrated figures such as Peter Beard, Lisa Hammond and Ashraf Hanna, find out more about their techniques and see a great selection of their work at this new three-day event which is planned to mark the opening of the new Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) at York Art Gallery.

With an exciting programme of talks, discussions, demonstrations and films Ceramic Art York offers visitors an insight into this popular art form and collectors an opportunity to see a fantastic selection of studio ceramics and buy directly from the maker.

Discover the potential hidden within a slab of clay…

  • From the beautifully made porcelain bowls, mugs and homeware of Tamsin Arrowsmith-Brown which are decorated with simple blue motifs inspired by embroidery and knitting to the expressive earthenware of Dylan Bowen who aims to capture the spontaneity and action of the making process in his work.
  • Take a closer look at Anna Lambert’s charming hand built bowls, candlesticks and forms which reflect her connection with the fragile environment, from wild bleak moorland to bird filled hedgerows.
  • James Hake’s wheel-thrown stoneware ceramics range from huge platters to tiny lidded jars. Decorated with oriental glazes many of which are made using local materials which he gathers from quarries and clay seams in the countryside around his studio.

Ruth King, renowned ceramic artist and Chair of Ceramic Art York says:

Ceramic Art York offers visitors an invaluable opportunity to network with makers and see a wide variety of studio ceramics under one roof. As the makers are present this is a very personalised experience with unique opportunities to discuss the artworks.”

This new artist-led fair, presented by Craft Potters Association of Great Britain and York Museums Trust, builds on the success of Ceramic Art London, and highlights the wide variety of ceramic-making techniques available today  – from traditional methods to modern processes.

The daily programme of free events titled Discovery, will be comprised of practical demonstrations, film screenings, debates and panel discussions and provide an insight into the current working practices and techniques used by ceramicists all over the world.

Ceramic Art York, which represents the best in contemporary studio ceramics, is at York’s Museum Gardens from Friday 11 September to Sunday 13 September. For more info and tickets please visit www.ceramicartyork.org. Entry includes a full colour catalogue and ticket prices are adult £8 (£6) or a 3-day pass £18.

Tickets: On sale from 10 July from www.ceramicartyork.org.

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