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 email@example.com.
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
Dried fish, flowers, wood measured in rice bags, 1.5 tonnes of raku clay… just some of the items on Rita Gudino’s (Philippines) materials order form! She will be hosting a workshop to make babies (Sibol) which will be ‘born’ in her Lual Kiln in a spectacular ceremony at this years International Ceramics Festival. F
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
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...