A former police officer based in Corsham and Swindon who gave up her career to become a ceramic artist is about to take centre stage at one of the biggest events in her industry: The International Ceramics Festival. Jo Taylor, originally from Bristol, now lives in Corsham and was a police officer in the local area between 1995 and 2003. In 2000 Jo made the life changing decision to give up her professio
Due to the number of requests from students we have extended the deadline for applications for Festival Assistants to 5pm Friday 6th March 2015, this will be the final deadline no more applications can be received after this date!
We are pleased to announce Gareth Mason (UK) as a demonstrator for the International Ceramics Festival 2015. Gareth Mason is a Fellow of the Craft Potters Association and Brother of the Art Workers Guild, London. He is a regular columnist for Ceramic Review Magazine. He makes thrown pots with a richness and density of surface achieved through multiple firing and glazing techniques. Read more about Gareth Mason. Pic:
We are pleased to announce Vineet Kacker (India) as a demonstrator for the International Ceramics Festival 2015. His work is informed by his formal architectural training, and inspired by his travels in the Himalayan regions of the Indian sub-continent. In 1998 he spent 3 months at the University of Wales, Cardiff, and later worked with Sandy Brown and Alan Caiger-Smith. He makes contemporary vessel forms in wood-fir
Applications for festival assistants are coming in fast, the deadline for applying is 1st March. Anyone can apply, you get to work with international ceramicists and have your ticket and accommodation paid for. For more details go to the Festival Assistants page.
Tickets for the 2015 International Ceramics Festival are on sale 1st November 2014 Full Price £135 NWP/SWP members £125 Students / Young People £90 Children Under 14 FREE Groups Pay for 12 tickets and get one FREE! Saturday Day Ticket £85 Sunday Day Ticket £75 Your ticket price includes: • Admission to all demonstrations, lectures, slide shows, seminars and exhibitions. • Souvenir programme • Car Parking for the week
We are pleased to announce Tip Toland (USA) as a demonstrator for the International Ceramics Festival 2015. She makes extraordinary more than life-size human sculptures: fragile creatures which have a certain vulnerability, isolation and innocence. The super-realism of her figures comes from her attention to detail and unique use of materials and techniques. “ With a few exceptions, each figure I make is a stand- in
Jonathan Keep uses computer software to drive a studio-based D.I.Y. 3-D printer that he has adapted to print in clay. Layer by layer the pots are printed out as a type of mechanical pottery coil building. After printing, the ceramic is fired and glazed in the normal way. His aim is to allow things to be as simple and as direct as possible. He also throws, coils, and uses slab and moulding techniques in a variety of c
Velimir Vukicevic, from Belgrade, Serbia, is perhaps best known for his geometrical and trompe-loeil porcelain pieces.He is a professor of sculpture in the ceramics department at the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade, where he completed undergraduate and postgraduate studies. “For some time now the pictorial problem I have been trying to solve is to unify and harmonize form with painting, treating its surface wi
The ICF is Europe’s premier ceramics festival which is held at Aberystwyth Arts Centre on the campus of Aberystwyth University on the mid-Wales coast. Since it began in 1987, the three-day festival has grown to become the UK’s leading ceramics event. Learn more...