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Exhibitor Info 2015

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Hi-Res A4 Poster (PDF)


Exhibition layout

Ceramic Art York Application Information

Terms & Conditions

Key Deadlines

  • Application deadline: 2nd February 2015  *Deadline extended to 6th February*
  • Notifications:  2 March 2015
  • Balance of payment: in July 2015

The 2015 event will be supported by an integrated press and media campaign which will focus on broadening contacts with the buying public and increasing foreign interest and participation.

A Private View will be hosted on Thursday 10th September, 6-8pm. Exhibitors will each receive 4 complimentary tickets for guests (each admits 2), who will join press, VIP’s, and trade to enjoy a leisurely pre-view of the show with complimentary refreshments.

Ceramic Art York 2015 is organised by the Craft Potters Association who are committed to ensuring the best possible quality, presentation and promotion of an event exclusively for those who design and make contemporary studio ceramics.


Ceramic Art York 2015 will be held in an exhibition pavilion in the grounds of the Yorkshire Museum adjacent to the York Art Gallery and the newly opened Centre of Ceramic Art

Eligibility and Selection

The application deadline is 2 February 2015. The organisers actively encourage all ceramic artists to apply, including those at the start of their careers, and welcome applications from potters in any country. Exhibitors at Ceramic Art York will be chosen by an independent selection panel to ensure that a wide range of original contemporary work of the highest standard is represented. Ceramic Art York is for individual ceramicists. Applications will not be considered from students or from agents or wholesalers wanting to sell the work of others. Should a selected exhibitor need to give up their allocated space, this will be filled by a reserve exhibitor pre-selected by the advisory panel.

Independent Selection Panel Selection will take place during February 2015. All applicants will be informed of the panel’s decisions by email by 2nd March 2015. The choice of the selection panel is final and the organisers cannot enter into correspondence regarding the outcome of individual applications.

Commemorative Exhibition Guide

A full colour exhibition guide and catalogue will feature a full page on each Exhibitor with an illustration of their current work, together with a brief statement and full contact details. The cost of the Stand includes a free entry in the Exhibition Guide. A free copy of the Exhibition Guide will be given to all attendees at Ceramic Art York 2015.

Promotion and Publicity

Ceramic Art York is supported by a wide-ranging national and international publicity campaign. An extensive direct mail operation will be co-ordinated to circulate illustrated flyers etc and exhibitors will be provided with publicity material and complimentary tickets. Our PR team for Ceramic Art York, will work closely with the team at the CPA to obtain extensive editorial coverage and generate feature ideas on the event. The trade press, gallery owners and collectors will be targeted and encouraged to attend. A variety of other events – talks by well-known figures in the ceramics world, demonstrations and films – are included to attract a wide spectrum of buyers and collectors.

Applicants are asked to submit six, high – resolution digital images (jpg format and at least 300dpi >10x10cm) with their application form. These images will be used for publicity purposes and to illustrate the event in press coverage. Quality is the key element in the selection process.


There will be approximately 70 stands available at CAY2015. They are divided into 3 categories based on display frontage.

  • A – 2m £700
  • B – 3m £900
  • C – 5m £1200

Please note CPA Members are entitled to a £50 discount on these prices. The application fee and all stand prices are inclusive of VAT.

Priority for the small stands will be given to Makers who started their career after 1 January 2013.

If offered space, exhibitors must confirm their acceptance with an immediate payment of £250 as the first instalment of their Stand fee. This must reach CAY2015 by 13 March 2015 and once paid, this acceptance payment will not be refunded. The balance of Stand fees is due in July 2015. In the event of failure to pay the fees by the due dates, the organisers reserve the right to withdraw the invitation to exhibit and offer the Stand to a selected reserve exhibitor. Stand location within the venue will be entirely at the organiser’s discretion.

What you get for your Stand fee

  • Display space priced on the basis of display frontage.
  • Shell scheme of white display panels.
  • Spotlighting and optional power source. Extra electrical services available, at your expense
  • Fascia with exhibitor’s name
  • Web-site entry
  • One illustrated page in the full-colour exhibition Catalogue
  • 4 x Complimentary tickets; further tickets at concessionary rate.
  • Full national and international press and publicity campaign
  • 24 hour security at the event and secure storage for your stock
  • Private view

Application FeeAll applications are subject to a non-refundable £25 selection administration fee (inclusive of VAT) to be submitted along with the Application Form.Payment can be made in the following ways:
Cheque: In £ sterling payable to Ceramic Art York.
Credit Card: Please phone +44 (0)20 3137 0750, Monday-Friday, 9.00-17.00, UK time.

Sort Code: 40-06-02

Account No: 21472224
Account Name: Craftsman Potters Association of Great Britain Ltd

BIC and IBANK International transfer: Please email Applications must be received by the Organiser (CPA) by 2nd February 2015.  *Deadline extended to 6th February*

Organiser: The Craft Potters Association of Great Britain (CPA), 63 Great Russell Street, York WC1B 3BF Tel: 020 3137 0750 Fax: 020 3137 0924

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