We are creating our own special craft ale for the 2017 International Ceramics Festival. We need an exciting name for the product, as well as a design for the logo of the bottle label. Come up with a title and an image and send it to us to be in with a chance to win a free weekend ticket for ICF 2017. Please click here for more detail>> ICF 2017 Beer Logo Competition
ICF and International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemét Residency Award We are pleased to announce a new exciting residency opportunity in partnership with The International Ceramics Studio (ICS) Kecskemét, Hungary, sponsored by Potclays LTD. Applications are open to ALL ceramic practitioners including mid-career and late adopters of ceramics wishing to work in a rich and cultural environment. The residency is for one month
There are opportunities for students as well as members of the public who would like to take part in the festival-please click on the titles below to follow the links. Festival Assistants: Applications are now open and you do not need to be a student to apply. Student Opportunities: Please see the website for details on opportunities for students who work with clay including Student Demonstrators and Potclays Emergin
The next International Ceramics Festival will take place 30th June-2nd July 2017. Tickets will go in sale in November and we will also announce details of opportunities for students, emerging makers and early career ceramicists after the summer. Please subscribe to our newsletter for email updates.
We will be selecting demonstrators for the 2017 International Ceramics Festival in January 2016. This is your chance to put forward an established ceramicist who you would like to see demonstrate their techniques at the next festival which will take place in summer 2017 (dates to be announced shortly). If you would like to recommend a ceramicist, please send the following details to: Louise Chennell firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lanty Ball was named winner of the Potclays Emerging Makers Award at the festival’s Sunday afternoon closing ceremony. The award is open to UK-based new ceramicists and artists working with clay, who have graduated from a UK University or Institute of Higher Education within the past five years or who are graduating this summer. Promising 22-year-old talent Lanty, from the University of Central Lancashire, recently c
Alan Caiger-Smith has been named winner of the Potterycrafts Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s International Ceramics Festival in Aberystwyth. Born in Buenos Aires in 1930, the Cambridge University graduate founded the former Aldermaston Pottery in Hampshire with Geoffrey Eastop in Berkshire in 1955 and has written extensively on the history of ceramics, tin-glaze pottery and lustre decoration. The Lifetime A
The International Ceramics Festival has a long history of showcasing the most unusual methods of firing pots – including ice kilns, car kilns and potato kilns! The 2015 festival, which takes place in Aberystwyth from 3-5 July, is no exception, with traditional Japanese kilns, a sculptural recycled kiln, pizza oven, and a giant ‘birthing kiln’ on offer to enthral the hundreds of festival attenders. In addition t
Date: 21st June – 5th July Place: Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, Wales Fee: £500 includes a festival weekend ticket but not accommodation. Age: Adults over 18 Gas Kimishima is offering a unique workshop to learn to build a mini anagama kiln. “I have designed a mini-anagama, one of smallest but still serious and proper anagama. I will be building it for all wood-fire enthusiasts. It will be a modified version o
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...