York Ceramic Fair 2019

A new important date for your diary: The York Ceramics Fair 2019 is just around the corner this coming weekend (Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 November: 10am – 5.00pm)

Following on from last year’s success, we’re staging the second York Ceramics Fair in the beautiful grounds of The Hospitium. More applications than ever before means we can again feature a top-grade selection of makers.

This year’s lineup includes 40 exhibitors, including major names in ceramics and a full weekend of additional activities.

Alongside York Ceramics Fair, the Centre for Ceramic Art are organising two intensive days of activities for lovers of clay, including a talk by Alison Britton OBE. Each whole day costs just £4 for visitors to York Ceramics Fair.

The Alison Britton lecture is ticketed separately at £10.

Alison Britton was part of a group of radical women artists graduating from the Royal College of Art’s ceramics course in the early 1970s. In 1993, Britton co-curated ‘The Raw and the Cooked’ with Martina Margetts, at the Barbican and Modern Art Oxford, which then toured in East Asia and Europe. In her lecture, Britton will reflect on this exhibition and on being part of an emergence of a radical abstract expressionist style of ceramic work. This year’s Annual CoCA Lecture will take place at York Art Gallery and ticket holders will have the opportunity to visit CoCA’s new exhibition ‘Gillian Lowndes: At The Edge’ after the lecture, where drinks will also be on sale.

During the event, animal sculptor Susan Halls will be running a hands-on workshop showing you a quick and effective way to make a hollow rabbit that will form part of her ‘Meadow’ installation.

About the Craft Potters Association
The Craft Potters Association of Great Britain (CPA) was established in 1958, and is the national body representing ceramic artists in the UK. Its aim is to advance and encourage the creation of fine works in ceramics, and to foster and extend the interests of the public in such objects and to promote their value in society. The CPA was founded by a small group of potters as a Friendly Society and now has more than 1,200 members, from internationally recognised makers to potters at the start of their careers.

We also run the Contemporary Ceramics Centre right across from the British Museum in central London displaying work by our members as well as regular group and solo exhibitions in the Emmanuel Cooper Gallery, and run two other ceramics fairs in London and York.

More info

The Hospitium
Museum Gardens
York – YO30 7DR

Opening Hours:
Saturday 23 November: 10am – 5.00pm
Sunday 24 November: 10am – 5.00pm

Photo Credits: York Ceramics Fair & CPA

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