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wu 1Ceramic Art York, presented by the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain and York Museums Trust, is an exciting new showcase of contemporary ceramic art. The selection panel have chosen 50 accomplished exhibitors drawn from the UK and beyond. This new event is taking place to mark the opening of the new Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) at York Art Gallery.

Ceramic Art York is a major selling fair and exhibition targeted at an enthusiastic and art-loving public. It will take place in the Museum Gardens next to the ruins of St Mary’s Abbey and a daily programme of talks, discussions, demonstrations and films – by well-known figures in the ceramics world – is included to attract a wide spectrum of collectors, ceramics enthusiasts and to establish new audiences.

We are looking for interested and enthusiastic volunteers to help with the smooth running of the event. The volunteers will help with a range of tasks, including:

– Assisting exhibitors setting up and taking down their stands and displays (carrying boxes, unpacking and repacking)

– Welcoming visitors to the exhibition, providing orientation information and answering questions.

– Covering exhibitor’s stands during toilet and lunch breaks.

The volunteer roles are unpaid, but we are able to offer a stipend each day towards travel and expenses.
Full training and orientation will be provided by Ceramic Art York staff.

Volunteers will be required during the setting up and taking down of the event:

– Wednesday 9th September, 12pm-6pm
– Thursday 10th September, 9am-8pm

and then for:
– Sunday 13th September, 5pm-8pm
– Monday 14th September, 9am-1pm
– Sunday 13th September, 5pm-8pm
– Monday 14th September, 9am-1pm

Volunteers will also be required whilst the event is open to the public:

– Friday 11 September, 10am-6pm
– Saturday 12 September, 10am-6pm
– Sunday 13 September, 10am-5pm


For further information or to register your interest, please contact Ben Pugh and include an indication of which sessions you’ll be able to attend.

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