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York Ceramics
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August 2021
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Passionate about pottery? Discover the latest stars of the UK's pottery scene at York Ceramics Fair

On Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th September York Ceramics Fair will be heading to the Foss Building at York St John University.

This popular weekend event will feature an impressive array of beautifully hand-crafted pieces created by 40 plus of the UK’s leading potters and contemporary ceramicists.

From bling to blue, vibrant to serene, minimal to magical, and sculptural to utilitarian, expect to see hundreds of pots of all shapes and sizes – all of which demonstrate the versatility of this ever-popular artform. Each design has been carefully selected by the leading organisation for studio potters, the Craft Potters Association.

Take time out to chat with the creators, as well as to discover and buy pieces produced with passion by a selection of the UK’s top potters. 


Look out for Hannah Billingham’s delicate handmade ‘dotted’ pottery pieces, which feature encrusted surfaces inspired by coral and sea life, have featured on TV programmes such as ‘Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas’. Joan & Jack Hardie will also be attending where they explore 3D printing in their ceramics, a process which combines inspiration from nature, design skills, hands-on clay craft and new technology.

The landscape is an important influence for potter Penny Withers, whose beautiful glazes reflect the beauty of moorland hues. Or, experience the subtle luminous shades of Ruth King’s serene pots, which are created through the alchemy of salt glazing of which she is a leading expert.

Scottish potter Lara Scobie’s beautiful ceramics balance composition and form with intricate patterns and bright pops of colour, and East Yorkshire ceramicist Michelle Freemantle’s dishes also work as art pieces, a perfect complement to the food that’s eaten from them.

York Ceramics Fair has moved to a new larger venue and includes more potters than ever before. Don't miss this special event which takes place on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th September from 10am to 5pm. 

York Ceramics Fair 

Foss Building, York St John University Sports Hall, Lord Mayor’s Walk, York YO31 7EX

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th September 

10am – 5pm 

Hannah Billingham
Penny Withers
Lara Scobie
Emily-Kriste Wilcox
James Hake
J hardie
Zoe Whiteside
Hrustalenko Jaroslav
 Lara Scobie

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