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Exhibitor Information 2016

Further details about exhibiting can be found in the Exhibitor_Manual_2016

Details of the venue layout can be found in the CAY layout 2016


Please read the information below and the Terms and Conditions 2016 before completing the Online Application Form.

Key Deadlines                                                                           

Application deadline: 18:00 on Monday 14th March 2016 

Successful applicants notified by: Monday 4th April 2016             

First Instalment Payment deadline: Friday 29th April 2016    

Balance of payment deadline: Thursday 30th June 2016

Ceramic Art York is a Craft Potters Association event. Ceramic Art London, the Craft Potters Association’s flagship event began in 2005 and is recognised as the most exciting contemporary showcase of current ceramic art, with exhibitors drawn from the UK, Europe and worldwide. Ceramic Art York first took place in 2015 to mark the opening of the new Centre of Ceramic Art at York Art Gallery

Ceramicists interested in exhibiting at Ceramic Art York 2016 are now invited to apply for selection for this prestigious event.

Ceramic Art York offers ceramicists a unique opportunity to exhibit and sell their work in a prestigious central York location and provides exhibitors with an invaluable opportunity to reach new audiences and to network with established collectors and gallery owners.

Ceramic Art York will represent the best in contemporary studio ceramics, with the selected work exhibited in a specially commissioned exhibition pavilion in the beautiful surroundings of York Museum Gardens.

Ceramic Art York is a major selling fair and exhibition targeted at an enthusiastic and art-loving public. 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.

The 2016 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 8th September 2016.  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 2016 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 2016 will be held in a temporary 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 18:00 on Monday 14th March 2016.  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.

Exhibitors will be selected by an independent selection panel during the week commencing Monday 21st March 2016. All applicants will be informed of the panel’s decisions by email by Monday 4th April 2016.  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 exhibitors at Ceramic Art York 2016.

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 55 stands available at CAY2016.  They are divided into 3 categories based on display frontage.

A – 2m £700 + VAT =£840

B – 3m £900 + VAT = £1080

C – 5m £1200 + VAT = £1440

Due to a change in Government legislation we are now bound to charge VAT against the full cost of the exhibition stands.

Please note CPA Members are entitled to a £50 discount on these prices.

Priority for the small stands will be given to Makers who started their career after 1 January 2014.

If offered space, exhibitors must confirm their acceptance with a payment of £250 + VAT as the first instalment of their Stand fee. This must reach CAY2016 by Friday 29th April 2016 and once paid, this acceptance payment will not be refunded.  The balance of Stand fees is due by Thursday 30th June 2016. 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 Fee

All 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 Craft Potters Association.

Credit Card:  Please phone +44 (0)20 3137 0750, Monday-Friday, 9.00-17.00, UK time.


Sort Code: 40-06-02

Account No: 31109774

Account Name: Craftsman Potters Association of Great Britain Ltd

BIC and IBAN International transfer: Please email

Applications must be received by the Organiser (CPA) 18:00 Monday 14th March.

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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