The ICF is a not for profit Limited Company run by North Wales potters, South Wales Potters and Aberystwyth University. Each of the shareholders appoints two directors to organise the festival on their behalf, each of whom provide their services on a voluntary basis. Over the last few festivals the running costs have increased significantly, placing a great burden on the Festival budget and potentially threatening its continued existence. Additional sponsorship helps us to continue to run the Festival, as well as develop opportunities for everyone to experience ceramics beyond the festival weekend. The ICF is an internationally renowned biennial ceramics event, We are the premier European Ceramic Festival, it is the only Festival to showcase the World’s leading ceramists, kiln Firings and Lecturers in one place together at the same time.
We are actively seeking your financial support in securing the future of this event. All donations no matter how small will make a great difference in securing this event for future generations. All donations will be acknowledged on our website unless privacy is requested.
Gifts and Donations
Paid as one sum on date you specify.
Paid to honour the memory of someone you love.
Gifts made by Will to provide general operating costs.
Gifts made to set up specific events normally provided at the Festival.
Friends of the International Ceramics Festival
The ICF invites you to join the Friends of the International Ceramics Festival. Your investment will help us to develop the ICF over the next few years and you will be invited to contribute ideas and recommendations for future festivals.
Membership: £20 for a 12 month single membership (£30 for a double).
• Advance booking of ICF tickets – one week before going on sale to the general public.
• Advance booking of workshops/special events – one week in advance before being offered to the general public.
• Early viewing of the Demonstrators Exhibition during each International Ceramics Festival
• Regular email newsletters
To join please download and complete the form below which includes payment details.
Our corporate sponsors provide financial assistance, equipment and materials; work in kind and general help and advice, without which this festival might not be possible. There are many ways to support the festival; we are especially keen to develop other opportunities outside the Festival event such as developing more residencies for emerging makers. If you would like to sponsor the festival please
Packages for sponsorship and Corporate donations can be tailored to your specific needs.
Suggested Sponsorship Donation
£300 will cover the cost of a lecture
£400 will sponsor a Student Demonstrator
£1000 will sponsor a UK demonstrator
£1000 will sponsor the Cup Sale
£1000 will sponsor the demonstrator’s exhibition
£1000 will sponsor the school education programme
£2000 will sponsor a kiln build
£2000 will sponsor an international demonstrator
£2000 will sponsor the Activities Tent
MAIN FESTIVAL SPONSOR
We are also very grateful to receive continual support and sponsorship for the festival from: