Ceramics in 2016

It’s a new year and our diaries are already crammed with quality ceramics events. Below we share our choice of eleven special UK shows where you can browse and buy the best ceramics in 2016

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Kiho Kang

Ceramic Art London – Kiho Kang

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Ceramic Art London
Ceramic Art London is fast approaching. Find us there along with exhibiting makers including Fenella Elms, Thomas Bohle
and Kiho Kang, whose crisp, matte ceramics are pictured above. Hosted by the Craft Potters Association
in partnership with Ceramic Review, CAL spans three days at Central Saint Martins, its new home.
8-10 April; ceramics.org.uk

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London Craft Week
LCW showcases exceptional craftsmanship through a journey-of-discovery programme featuring hidden workshops and unknown makers alongside celebrated masters, famous studios, galleries, shops and luxury brands.
Following the success of the first London Craft Week (May 2015), which involved over 350 makers,
the organisation is building on and expanding the reach of the event for its second year.
Look out for the Contemporary Ceramics Centre’s Rafael Pérez exhibition.
Rafael will be holding a ‘meet the artist’/talk event at the gallery on Wednesday 6th May as part of LCW.
3-7 May; londoncraftweek.com

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Potfest at the Palace, Perth
Potfest returns to Scotland for its eighteenth year. This year’s show sits in the grounds of Scone Palace, Perth.
Potfest Scotland usually features over 100 ceramic artists selling their work, with workshops, demonstrations and classes.
Exhibiting artists at 2015 Potfests included Anna Whitehouse, James Hake and Andy Priestman.
10-12 June; potfest.co.uk

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New Designers - One Year On

New Designers – One Year On

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New Designers, London
Discover emerging talents at New Designers 2016. Pinned firmly to CR‘s calendar, this craft and design fair presents work by 3,000 of the most promising graduate talents from Britain’s leading courses. Last year we enjoyed exploring work by makers including Emily Wiles, whose ceramics appeared within ND’s One Year On  display – a platform for makers in their first year of business.
June/July; newdesigners.com

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Art in Action, Oxford
Every July up to 400 artists, crafters, performers and musicians gather together in Waterperry Gardens to
demonstrate their skills and show their work for Art in Action. We’ll be heading straight for the ceramics marquee to catch up with many of our favourite makers.
14-17 July; artinaction.org.uk

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Art in Clay, Hatfield/Farnham
Art in Clay aims to bring a wide range of ceramics and pottery to new audiences as well as to knowing collectors.
Find dazzling ceramic art and pottery along with sculpture and vessels for outdoors at this hotly anticipated ceramics event.
August & November; artinclay.co.uk

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Ceramic Art York – Ruth King ceramics

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Ceramic Art York
Ceramic Art York, presented by the CPA and York Museums Trust, is an exciting new showcase of contemporary ceramic art. Accomplished exhibitors from the UK and beyond present work at this event, which launched last year to mark the opening of the new Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) at York Art Gallery.
9-11 September; ceramicartyork.org

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Ceramics in the City, London
Ceramics in the City returns to the Geffrye Museum with an exciting range of work by some 50 selected ceramists, a mix of both leading names and rising talents. An array of styles, techniques, colour and texture will be shown in domestic
objects ranging from functional tableware to purely aesthetic or quirky, one-off pieces.
Part of London Design Week, 23-25 September; geffrye-museum.org.uk

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Handmade in Kew/Chelsea
Handmade in Britain exists to support, promote and celebrate designer-makers who create their work in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Celebrate Handmade’s tenth anniversary at Chelsea Old Town Hall and Kew Gardens in 2016.
October/November; handmadeinbritain.co.uk

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John Pollex

John Pollex exhibited at the first Innovations in Ceramic Art last autumn

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Oxford Ceramics Fair
Over 60 of the UK’s leading potters will be exhibiting and selling their ceramics at the CPA’s Oxford Ceramics Fair 2016.
Now in its 17th year, this key ceramics event is again to be held at St Edward’s School, Oxford.
If you’re going, do look out for and say hello to CR.
29-30 October; oxfordceramicsfair.co.uk

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Innovations in Ceramic Art, Cambridge
Innovations in Ceramic Art, organised by Online Ceramics and supported by the CPA, showcases an eclectic mix of work, from functional wares from the studio pottery tradition to pieces that owe their origins more to fine art.
5-6 November; onlineceramics.com

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CR hopes to see you at the above fairs in the coming months. Which ceramics events are you looking forward to in 2016? If you’re a ceramic artist or potter with a show coming up in the year ahead, keep us informed via editorial@ceramicreview.com

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