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Rebecca Appleby

Rebecca’s ceramic sculptures explore a personal investigation of the unseen, overlooked or abandoned fabric of contemporary urban structure and decay. Her inspiration also comes from urban archaeology – traces and remains, the intentional and accidental layering of materials that create a physical memory of the city. This series ‘Urban Palimpsest’ explores the concept of structure, order, control and the antithesis- nature and organic expression.
She is particularly engaged with contrast and balance; conceptually, formally and as a surface. The forms are constructed using slabs of clay with a particular focus on curves, edges and joints. The multi-layered marks used are symbolic of surfaces encountered in the urban landscape; lines and grids juxtapose erratic marks and random, organic spontaneous references.

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Oxford Ceramics Fair – Call for exhibitors

Applications Now Open

Deadline: Friday, 8th April

The event takes place: Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th October 2016 
at St. Edward’s School, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7NN

Oxford is the only CPA exclusive fair and applications to exhibit are now open.

The Fair will again be held at St. Edward’s School, Oxford, an independent school with excellent facilities. The venue is easily accessible with good parking and access by public transport, being located in the beautiful city of Oxford and timed at the beginning of the pre-Christmas shopping period.

All categories of CPA membership – Fellows, Selected and Associate members – are eligible to apply.

Please note: Associate members can only apply for the CPA Associate group stand. For further information, please contact Barry Lockwood: T: 07970 686625, E: barry@ceefourbee.plus.com

Following a recent ruling by HMRC, we now have to charge VAT on stands. The costs are as follows:

Standard stand – £210 plus VAT. This is made up of 2 x trestle tables and gives an area of 6 feet wide by 4 feet deep and 30 inches high.
L-shaped stand – £220 plus VAT.  2 trestles giving frontage of 10 feet.
Long stand – £230 plus VAT. 2 trestle tables placed end-to-end giving frontage of 12 feet.
Large stand with space to expand £250 plus VAT.
For specific enquiries, contact the event organiser, Jude Jelfs at jude.jelfs@homecall.co.uk

To apply for this year’s Oxford Ceramics Fair please follow the link below.
Good luck!

Click Here to Apply

 

Potters Open Day – St Albans

For info… POD 2016 flyer (4)

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Call for exhibitors 2016

Building on the successes of the inaugural event in 2015, Ceramic Art York is now accepting applications from exhibitors for the 2016 event on the 9th to 11th of September.

Ceramic Art York, a Craft Potters Association event, first took place in 2015 to mark the opening of the new Centre of Ceramic Art at York Art Gallery. The event 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.

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

Ceramic Art York will represent the best in contemporary studio ceramics, with the selected work exhibited 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.

Applications are due by 18:00 on Monday 14th March 2016.

 

 

 

CERAMIC ART YORK VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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.

DATES AND TIMES
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

FURTHER INFORMATION

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

Ceramics in the City: A three day selling fair featuring 50 potters

The Geffrye’s popular annual ceramics selling fair is returning this autumn. The fair showcases an exciting range of work by 50 ceramicists from across the UK, a mix of leading names and rising talents.

You’ll see some familiar faces there, including Tamsin Arrowsmith-Brown, Karen Bunting and Ben Davies.

Throughout this relaxed and friendly event, visitors can meet the makers, browse, buy, watch and take part in demonstrations by featured potters.  Meet the makers, browse and treat yourself to a one-off, hand-made design.

Thursday 24 September, 6 – 8.30pm (special launch evening open to all)
Friday 25, Saturday and Sunday 27 September, 10am – 5pm

Visit the Geffrye Museum website for more details.

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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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New Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) at York Art Gallery

We’re pleased to share this news for our Ceramic Art York partners at York Art Gallery and York Museums Trust:

New Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) at York Art Gallery

A new national centre dedicated to exhibiting, researching and promoting ceramic art will open in York in summer 2015.

The Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) will showcase works from York Museums Trust’s world class collections of ceramics, including more than 5,000 examples of British Studio Ceramics, the largest collection in the world.

New works and installations by contemporary artists will be commissioned as well as research by leading academics.

CoCA will also act as a ceramics hub – promoting a wider programme of exhibitions, lectures, learning opportunities and public events.

An online presence will showcase the collections to a global audience and also promote other key ceramic events and exhibitions around the country.

The centre is being created as part of the £8 million development of York Art Gallery.

Dr Janet Barnes, CBE, chief executive of York Museums Trust, said: “York has one of the finest collections of ceramics in the country, including works by some of the most respected and admired studio ceramicists. CoCA will become a home for these collections, showcasing these fantastic works of art through a changing programme of exhibitions and events.

“It is our ambition for CoCA to become a leading international authority on modern and contemporary British studio ceramics, encouraging new knowledge and research to promote this aspect of modern art.”

New spaces to showcase outstanding collections

CoCA will be established in two new spaces within York Art Gallery – a mezzanine gallery in the original Victorian roof void and a newly built first floor South Gallery. Together these will make up 450m squared of exhibition space which will be used to display almost two thousand works, including star pieces by Bernard Leach, William Staite Murray, Felicity Aylieff, Pablo Picasso, Hans Coper and Kate Malone.

Many of these will be drawn from the collections of Milner – White, W.A. Ismay, Henry Rothschild and Anthony Shaw, which together make up CoCA’s collection of British Studio Ceramics. Combined, this collection has more than 5,000 works with examples from throughout the twentieth century right up to the present day.

CoCA will present changing displays and exhibitions highlighting different aspects of the collections and archive, domestic style displays and a 17meter long ‘wall of pots’. The displays and special exhibitions will be supported by archives and visible open storage for much of the collections.

Learning and Research

  • CoCA will become a hub for research and formal and informal learning focussed on ceramics. This will include:
  • Working with different educational institutions, including The Anthony Shaw Trust Studentship with the University of York and an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award with Manchester Metropolitan University and the British Ceramics Biennial, Stoke.
  • The growth of the recently created Contemporary Studio Ceramics Subject Specialist Network, which already has more than 130 members.
  • The Annual CoCA Lecture each Autumn which is delivered by a leading ceramist.
  • A series of conferences offering opportunities to share the latest research by leading ceramists and academics.
  • A programme of formal and informal learning events and workshops.

New virtual spaces

Information on and high resolution images of most of the British Studio Ceramics collection will soon be available online through the York Museums Trust website, allowing access to the collections from all over the world.

A new Ceramics portal will soon be established, offering links to other collections, and details of recommended exhibitions, events and research.

The £8 million development of York Art Gallery

When it reopens in summer 2015 the gallery will have more than 60 per cent extra space, including a suite of three galleries to show ambitious and high profile exhibitions and extra learning space.

The development will also include:

  • A second entrance at the rear of the gallery into a new Artists’ Garden linking to the York Museum Gardens.
  • Better visitor facilities including new cafe, shop, toilets and lift,
  • Much improved storage for the collections.

The project has been funded by numerous grants and donations, including a private legacy of £2 million and a grant from the National Lottery through Arts Council England of £3.5 million.

The date of the opening of York Art Gallery and CoCA will be confirmed in the New Year.

For more information, go to www.yorkartgallery.org.uk

Ceramic Art York – Open for applications

Ceramic Art York – a new partner event for Ceramic Art London which is recognised as the most exciting contemporary showcase of current ceramic art, with exhibitors drawn from the UK, Europe and worldwide. This new event is taking place to mark the opening of the new Centre of Ceramic Art at York Art Gallery.

Ceramicists interested in exhibiting at Ceramic Art York 2015 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.

For further information about taking part and for application forms can be found here.

Presented by the Craft Potters Association in partnership with the York Museums Trust.