Ceramic Art London
17 Feb 2008
The UK's leading contemporary ceramics fair returns to the Royal College of Art
with more exhibitors than ever before.
Ceramic Art London is the only one of these fairs that offers makers, rather than galleries, the opportunity to sell their work direct to the public. This year, eighty leading ceramic artists will be showing the latest in contemporary studio ceramics at what is now recognised as a major international showcase for contemporary ceramics. A mix of familiar faces and newcomers from the UK, France, Germany, South Africa, Israel and Japan display their individually designed work to an international audience drawn from the public, collectors, gallery owners, investors and fellow potters.
Featuring a wide variety of styles, colour, and forms, works on sale range from £15-£10,000 and are bought as gifts, objects for the home or by serious ceramics collectors. Pieces at the fair this year include exquisite sculptural works by ceramicists such as Peter Hayes, Peter Beard and Claire Loder; work by recent graduates such as RCA student Louisa Taylor, who has already been commissioned to create a range of casual tableware for Wedgwood; quirky limited editions by Carole Windham, who draws inspiration from Pop Art and nineteenth century Staffordshire Pottery; and work by Jon Lawrence, a young ceramist who casts antique forms and covers the surfaces with graffiti-like scrawls and transfers.
Set up by the Craft Potter's Association in 2005, Ceramic Art London was founded by a team with a passion for ceramics, who want to give great contemporary work a public platform. The main fair is supplemented by a display of new work by Royal College of Art students, to show current trends in studio ceramics.
CAL is supported by a programme of free talks and events that include an artist talk by the influential British potters Edmund De Waal and Elizabeth Fritsch along with a 'Desert Island Pots' interview with Emmanuel Cooper, editor of Ceramic Review.
For full details on Ceramic Art London 2008 visit: www.ceramics.org.uk
Friday February 29 - 10.00 - 20.00
Saturday March 1 - 10.00 - 18.00
Sunday March 2 - 10.00 - 17.00
Royal College of Art cafe open throughout the event.
Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU
Tube ñ nearest tubes are High Street Kensington, South Kensington, Knightsbridge
Bus ñ no 9 from Knightsbridge / High Street Kensington
Adult ticket - £10
Concessions - £8
Three day pass - £20
Each ticket includes a full colour catalogue and exhibition guide.
Pre purchase of tickets by phone will be available from Ceramic Review on 020 7439 3377.
A booking fee will be charged on each order.
A - D
Aneta Regel Deleu
E - H
Rafael Perez Fernandez
I - L
Jill Fanshawe Kato
M - P
Q - T
Rupert Johnstone and Alice Hartford - RAMP
U - Z
Clementina Van Der Walt
James and Tilla Waters
Exhibitors highlighted above are members of Studiopottery.co.uk and more information can be seen, including images and contact details by clicking on their names