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Submission Deadlines

This Section gives last dates for applying to fairs and other ceramic events, grants, residences etc. To submit notifications for events to be added to these pages contact: . It may be worth contacting the event/award if you are a few days late to submit as sometimes they are prepared to be forgiving.


Craft Pottery Charitable Trust

Deadline: usually December 15th every year

The trustees invite applicants to apply for the Annual Grant Scheme. The closing date for the Trust grant scheme is usually 15 December in each year, but applicants should check exact dates with Liz Gale.

The scheme is open to all ceramists, whether or not members of the CPA. The Trust has two main grant schemes; an annual grant scheme in which awards of up to 1,000 in value are made and a 500 bursary scheme for new graduate makers. Guidelines for applicants are available from email: or send a stamped addressed enelope to: Liz Gale, Secretary to the Craft Pottery Charitable Trust, Taplands Farm Cottage, Webbs Green, Soberton, Southhampton, SO32 3PY


Potters, Bristol (Guest Potter / Membership)

Deadline: Ongoing

This marketing co-operative based in Bristol is seeking new ceramics and ceramic sculpture to exhibit in its high profile shop. Its Guest Potter programme involves exhibiting work of selected applicants for a mutually agreed period of 1 or more months. Potters also welcome applications from professional potters, ceramists and sculptors for membership in the co-operative.

Potters is a unique shop providing since 1996 an enormous range of hand crafted ceramics, both decorative and functional, and ceramic sculpture made by professional craftspeople of England and Wales.

For more information contact Margaret Crump, Potters, 9 Perry Road, BRISTOL BS1 5BQ. Tel: 0117 3308445.

Alternatively see the website: www.pottersbristol.com


City Showcase: Soho Flea Market

Deadline: 12 April 2014

When: 25 May 2014, 11.00am to 7.00pm

City Showcase: Markets feature high quality, specially selected, distinctive, talented and quirky designers showcasing their handmade wares (fashion, furniture, glass, fabric etc) alongside top quality street food and entertainment.

Entertaining and attracting people from across the UK and internationally our markets are a great place for up and coming designers and makers to showcase their work.

In 2013, City Showcase: Markets saw in excess of 18k shoppers in London's vibrant Dalston and iconic Soho. Through Alchemy Lifestyle PR and social media, our reach in 2013 was estimated to be 300 million (12 million on Twitter alone). With two successful years behind us, we have decided to bring City Showcase: Markets back in 2014. In 2013, our markets were featured by a wide spread of media including Cosmopolitan, Time Out, The Times, Daily Mail, The Telegraph, The Lady, London Evening Standard, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, Elle and Glamour, just to name a few. In 2014 we anticipate well in excess of 20,000 shoppers.

The deadline for applications is 12 April 2014.

Website: www.cityshowcasemarket.co.uk
Additional information from:  
Phone: +44 (0)84509444254


Handmade in Britain 14: The Contemporary Crafts & Design Fair at Chelsea Old Town Hall, London

Deadline: 30 April 2014

When: 14 - 16 November 2014

Handmade in Britain 14 will be the 8th year of The Contemporary Crafts & Design Fair at the beautiful Chelsea Old Town Hall.  Over 3 days, the event will showcase the work of 100 highly skilled, UK based designer-makers.

We are now accepting applications from individuals & groups who wish to exhibit at the show.  Applications are welcome from makers who produce their work in England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland, and who work in the following disciplines: Fashion design & accessories, Interior design & accessories, glass, jewellery, furniture, stationery, metalwork, ceramics, furniture, sculpture, woodwork, prints and etchings. If your work is of a different discipline, please get in touch with us to talk about what you do.

Please see our Application Pack for more information, available on our website  The deadline for applications is 30th April 2014 www.handmadeinbritain.co.uk/chelsea-14/november

Website: www.handmadeinbritain.co.uk
Additional information from:  
Phone: +44(0) 207 2865 110


CRAFT at Olympia, London

Deadline: 30 April 2014

When: 11th 13th January 2015

We are pleased to announce that that after a highly successful debut, the UKs new trade event CRAFT, returns for a second edition at the beautifully refurbished Olympia, in the heart of London.

Launched in early January 2014, co-located and organised with leading trade events Top Drawer and Home and with the support of Crafts Magazine and Handmade in Britain, CRAFT was a great success. For the second edition, CRAFT will once again create an event that exhibits the best of British and International Craftsmanship for professional buyers and collectors.

Run for Clarion Events by Piyush Suri, Founder and Director of Handmade in Britain with close support from Ian Rudge, Development Director at Clarion Events and Co-Founder of 100% Design and Tent, CRAFT will feature the work of 150 designer makers, all vetted by jury. The event will embrace exhibitors from a range of disciplines from textiles, jewellery, glass to woodwork and ceramics working in both traditional and contemporary idioms.

We are now accepting applications from individuals & groups who wish to exhibit at the show.
Applications are welcome from designer makers working in the following areas:Fashion design & accessories, Interior design and accessories, Glass, Jewellery, Furniture, Stationary, Metalwork, Ceramics, Sculpture, Woodwork, Prints and Etchings.

Website: www.craft-london.com
Additional information from:  


WINDSOR CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR

Deadline: not known but probably about end April 2014

When: 7- 9 November 2014

Windsor Racecourse offers an ideal venue with extensive signage and free parking.
The art fair continues to be a platform for selling high quality work from established artists, galleries and up and coming talent. It gives art buyers and enthusiasts a stunning choice in range and price conveniently under one roof. The fair offers artists the opportunity to exhibit and sell work in a professional and well-marketed event on quality exhibition stands with adjustable lighting. We endeavour to showcase an inspiring mix of artists sourced from the UK and Europe with the range of media as broad and stimulating as possible.

As well as meeting retail customers, the increasing success of the fair has meant that it attracts trade buyers and this is a group we will continue to target. In addition the feedback from previous fairs has told us how much you value the opportunity to network and exchange ideas with fellow artists.

This exhibitor information pack includes fair details and stand layout for you to choose your position. The video below gives a snapshot of what to expect. Copy and paste to your browser. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNVfGQUy-nI&feature=player_embedded

Please apply for Application Pack on our website http://www.windsorcontemporaryartfair.co.uk/#/exhibitor-information/4574523189

Website: www.windsorcontemporaryartfair.co.uk
Additional information from: or
Phone: +44(0)1753 591892


INTERNATIONAL CERAMICS AND POTTERY FAIR OF ARGENTONA (BARCELONA - SPAIN) 'Fira del Cantir'

Deadline: 30 April 2014

When: 2-4 August 2014

The fair of Argentona belongs to Arginet network with the cities of Faenza (Italy), Aubagne (France), Gmunden (Austria) and Boleslawiec (Poland)

The town of Argentona, near Barcelona, Spain, is going to organize the INTERNATIONAL CERAMICS AND POTTERY FAIR OF ARGENTONA It is an open air market fair of traditional pottery and artistic ceramics, with a long tradition. It is one of most important ceramic fairs in Spain. Last year it was visited for about 50.000 people from Barcelona and Catalonia. The fair is divided into three sections.
A: traditional and folk pottery
B: artistic ceramics.
C: reproduction of ancient pottery and other (books, institutions, etc.).
Simultaneously, many cultural activities around the world of ceramics are organized: exhibitions of contemporary ceramics, ceramic workshops, Raku firing, pottery demonstrations, games, pottery museum, etc.

All participants are given a table of 2.5 x 1m. with a cover. About the housing, participants should resolve this issue on their own, although there is the possibility of staying at cheap price in some family houses in Argentona (bed and breakfast) or free in a camping area. The organizers can make the contact between participant and the owners of the houses.
Each participant must pay Euro 150.00 (fair services) + Euro 17,03 (municipal rate of occupancy of the public way) before the fair.

If you wish to participate, please fill out and return the registration form by electronic mail. Please see our Application Pack for more information, available on our website www.museucantir.org/fira_ang.htm

Website: www.arginet.eu
Additional information from: ((aecc@ciudades-ceramica.es))

The Big Art Show - Shrewsbury Shropshire

Deadline: 31 May 2014

When: 19 - 20 July 2014

The Big Art Show is taking place this year on 19th and 20th July 2014 in Shrewsbury Shropshire. The show will be on a 55 acre site and will have over 150 exhibiting artists, including ceramicists. My main objective is to provide affordable exhibiting spaces for high end craft designers and artists to sell their work.

So far we have 140 artists exhibiting or screening, we are also having various musicians playing throughout the day including Chris Haigh the fiddle player, as well as artists talking about their work and giving demonstrations which include- Glass blowing, Wood sculpture, Painters, Enamellers, Stone Work, Forge/Metal Artist, and a Tattoo Artist. Animation and film room featuring artists from all over England including work from Duncan Wellarway. Wrexham University are putting on a Photography and Animation Exhibition. Puppetry, and Puppet Work Shops, Adult and children's Work Shops , Living Statues, A Primary school Sculpture Competition of there full size favourite farm animal. plus a many more things which are in the pipe line.

Exhibition spaces 3 m x 3 m if you have your own gazebo/tent 120 for two days, Marquee spaces- 2 m by 2 m. These exhibition spaces will cost 220 which includes 2 x 2 m x 2 m high light green screens, 1 x 2 m long table, An electric hook up, for the two days.

Please contact David for more information:

Website: www.thebigartshow.co.uk


Ceramic Art London 2015

Deadline: July/August 2014

When: 17 - 19 April 2015

The leading fair for Contemporary Ceramics celebrating its 11th Year. presented by the Craft Potters Association at the Royal College of Art, London

Contact website:www.ceramics.org.uk for more information or email:


Ceramic Art York 2015

Deadline: not confirmed 2014

When: 11 - 13 September 2015

To mark the opening of the new Centre of Ceramic Art at York Art Gallery. Presented by the Craft Potters Association in association with the York Museums Trust

For more information or email: