A wonderful opportunity to see and purchase works by the potters and ceramicists taking part in the Festival – available only over the festival weekend!
Open 8.30am– 6pm Saturday, 9am-4pm Sunday.
North Wales Potters’ and South Wales Potters’ Exhibition
A selling exhibition of work by members of North Wales Potters and South Wales Potters associations, reflecting the diversity and talent of members of these two influential groups.
Open 9am– 6pm Saturday, 9am-4pm Sunday.
Festival Cup Sale
All festival participants and visitors are invited to bring with them a cup (or similar cup-sized item) to be displayed and ultimately sold in aid of the Festival. All cups will be exhibited over the weekend, and will open for sale on Sunday morning at 8.30 am. Demand for these sales is always high, so if you’ve spotted something you would like, get there early as its first come first served! A big thank you to everyone who supports this sale – the revenue helps contribute to the running costs of the Festival and helps us keep the ticket prices as low as possible. Please see Cup Sale for more information.
Open 8.30am-4.30pm Sunday.
Emerging Makers Exhibition
An exhibition featuring work made by the finalists of the Potclays Emerging Makers Award. Robb Parr, winner of the 2017 International Ceramics Studio Kecskemét Residency Award will also be showing his work.
Open 9am– 6pm Saturday, 9am-4pm Sunday.
ARTS CENTRE EXHIBITIONS
Open Friday, Saturday: 10am – 8pm Sunday: 1pm – 5pm
(downstairs in the Arts Centre)
The Ceramics Collection is part of the School of Art Collections of Aberystwyth University. It is one of the major collections of non-industrial ceramics in Britain. It features over 2000 pieces as evidence of the highest achievements of contemporary British and international ceramics, and is particularly noted for its early 20th century collection of studio pottery. It features a permanent display of historic studio pottery in the back of the gallery and a changing exhibition at the front.
Road to Discovery – Ceramics from Uzbekistan
This exhibition features contemporary examples of work from the seven pottery producing areas in Uzbekistan. It explores Uzbekistan’s rich heritage in ceramic production alongside Welsh folk pottery traditions, such as the Buckley and Ewenny Slipware held in Aberystwyth University’s Ceramic Collection.
The Language of Clay
Ingrid Murphy: Seen and Unseen
‘Ingrid Murphy plays with the conventions of ceramic practice. Her works invite shared experience rather than purely aesthetic contemplation.’ Martina Margetts
An exhibition in The Language of Clay series, a Mission Gallery National Touring initiative.
Come and see the best of Welsh Book illustration, from The Mabinogion to Rala Rwdins, this exhibition celebrates the best of published Illustration from Wales to coincide with Welsh Book of The Year taking place at the Arts Centre on 20th June.
In the Studio
Come and enjoy an exhibition by photographers Ben Boswell and Matthew Otten that gives us a glimpse of ceramicists in their studios.
Come and see how our local schools, colleges and charities here in Ceredigion have responded to the International Ceramic Festival.
A rolling programme of films including the finalists of the Top Pot Supplies Short Film competition.
Artist Open Studios (Creative Units)
Cardiff based ceramicist Paul Wearing will be working as an artist in residence at Aberystwyth Arts Centre in July. He will hold an open studio during the Festival weekend.
Open 11am-2pm Saturday and Sunday.
Arts Centre Craft & Design Shop
(Opposite Arts Centre main entrance)
During the festival the Craft & Design shop offers a range of hand-made ceramics, featuring Welsh makers in particular. It also sells Aberystwyth souvenirs and much more and is where you can buy newspapers over the weekend.
Friday 10am to 8.15pm, Sat: 8am – 8.15pm, Sunday 9am – 6.00pm
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