Every festival features a range of international guests who demonstrate their techniques on stage or, build and fire a kiln in the grounds of Aberystwyth Arts Centre, or participate in the Festival lecture programme. The demonstrations take place in the Great Hall inside the Arts Centre. There are usually two demonstrators on stage at the same time and with each demonstration simultaneously projected on to a large screen at the rear of the stage to ensure the audience can follow all of the detail. The demonstrators also have individual workstations on site where delegates can interact with them as they work. There are a series of lectures, talks, discussions, and films throughout the weekend that take place in the Cinema or Theatre. Demonstrators are also asked to give an illustrated talk about their work over the weekend as part of the weekend lecture programme. The programme for the 2021 festival will be updated as guests are confirmed-details of the 2017 demonstrators are below. Please subscribe to the festival newsletter and follow us on social media for regular updates to the programme.