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: December 15th every year

Applications must be submitted by 15th December each year. The Trustees meet early the following year and will inform the applicants of the outcome as soon as is possible.

The Trust was set up in 1991.
It makes grants in line with the following criteria:
• awards are made to persons involved in ceramics
• those who are resident in the UK for tax purposes
• the benefit should apply as widely as possible
• to assist in the preparation of books, travel, film, conference attendance and organisation, and other projects relevant to ceramics at the discretion of the Trustees
The Trustees will not support the following:
• grants towards formal education
• student exhibitions
• subsistence and living expenses other than during a period of grant aided travel or conference attendance
• students who are in full time education

The scheme is open to all ceramists, whether or not members of the CPA. The Trust has an annual grant scheme in which awards of up to £1,000 in value are made.  Application guidelines are available from email: to whom applications should be sent.

International Ceramics Studio - Hungary - Artist in Residence

Deadline: Ongoing

The ICS Artist-in-residence program allows artists to work in the context of a different country and culture.
The Artist in Residence Programme provides artists with the space to create new works, experiment with innovative ideas and research new and different ways of making. Artists are encouraged to explore all our facilities to open up new possibilities and directions for the contemporary ceramicist.
The program is open to all artists who wish to work independently on their own projects. Artists may use the residency to accomplish a specific project or to work in a creative and supportive atmosphere alongside other international ceramic artists.

On average the are up to ten artists in residence at the ICS at any one time. There are plenty of opportunities to interact with the other artists but enough space to be quiet and reflective.

Making an application for the Artist in Residence Programme: There is no application deadline and applications will be considered throughout the year. We require slides, photographs or digital images on cd or by email, accompanyied by a current CV (Resumé) and biography. A brief outline of your intended work during your residency would be helpful for us to consider your application. Please give us an indication of your preferred dates for your residency.

See the website for more detail:

If you are interested in making an application please email for further information and an application form.:


Deadline: Ongoing

Although applications for residencies are accepted throughout the year, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible as places are limited.
There are five different residency dates to choose from.

If you are interested in making an application please email for further information and an application form.:

To receive an application, contact us at:

Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park - Park Life event Sunday 25 June 2017

Deadline: ?

Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park, in Warwickshire
Following the success of previous years, we have developed the 2017 ‘Park Life’ programme to include a new music stage which will showcase folk music and we are expanding our fun programme for the arena. There will be plenty of demonstrations and activities which showcase and celebrate traditional, rural and heritage skills, as well as the best of crafts and artisan products.

All of this will take place in our beautiful ‘Capability’ Brown grounds, by the lake and Georgian mansion house.

If you would like to join us and are interested in having a trade stand (only £40), please contact me directly.


Ceramic Market Töpfermarkt Iznang, Germany

Deadline: 31 December 2016

The Iznang Ceramic Market is held every year on the third weekend of July in Iznagn, Baden-Wuerttemberg region, Gemany.
Participation is open to professionals ceramists of certified technical training or artistic recognition. The selection committee will meet next January 2017.
Approximately 50 professional potters will transform the center of Iznang in a large ceramic art workshop, with different conceptions of the technology and design and products handcrafted in various pottery-making techniques.

Deadline to submit applications: 31 December 2016


Email for more information and application to Sabina Hunger:

Potfest shows in 2017

Deadline: Opens 1 November to 24 December 2016

The 3 shows, Potfest in the Pens, Potfest Scotland and Potfest in the Park - applications open on 1 November 2016
Potfest in the Pens (August 4-6 2017) is unselected and places generally go within a week of applications opening - GET your Appplication in (on line) on 1 November to be sure!!!
Potfest in the Park (July 28-30 2017) applications also open 1/11/2016, but this is a SELECTED show and applications close on 24/12/2016 with selections made on 1/1/2017.
Potfest Scotland (June 9-11 2017) is also selected and has the same 1/11/2016- 24/12/2016 application period.

Deadline to submit applications: 24 December 2016

Website where application opens on 1/11/2016:


Deadline: 5 December 2016 (9.00am)

The programme will consist of the Rising Stars exhibition at New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, that enables new makers to access the market place and collectors; professional development including knowledge transfer and skills exchange, a national symposium; and a catalogue to act as a promotional tool for the selected makers.

We are delighted present a professional development award of £500 and a solo exhibition for one of the makers.
The dates are:
· Exhibition and professional development events at New Ashgate Gallery, 4 March – 22 April 2017
· Two professional development days and symposium at the New Ashgate Gallery and the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, 8 and 27 March 2017.

Submissions are invited from:
· undergraduates
· postgraduates
· recent graduates who completed their study in last 36 months.

Deadline to submit applications: 5 December 2016 (9.00am)


For informal enquiries email Dr Outi Remes:

35th International Ceramics Fair Oldenburg (Germany) 5. – 6. August 2017

Deadline: 15 January 2017

About 120 booth spaces are available for this leading European fair from all areas of ceramics. The market program gives exhibitors the opportunity to submit work on a theme for an exhibition in the Oldenburg State Museum for Art and Cultural History, at which three Cash prizes, decided by jury, are awarded in addition to a prize voted on by the public. In addition, for the 9th time, the " NEW CERAMICS” prize an award for outstanding achievement in the field of ceramic art will be given. The winner of this prize is also decided by a jury.

The Fair is the central event of the International Ceramics Days Oldenburg (INTERNATIONALE KERAMIKTAGE OLDENBURG)

Deadline to submit applications: 15 January 2017


Information & Application: Werkschule e. V., Rosenstraße 41, 26122 Oldenburg; Fon ++49 (0) 441 9990840:

The British Craft Trade Fair is a TRADE ONLY fair: Harrogate 2-4 April 2017; London 10-12 September 2017

Deadline: not specified

If you are a designer-maker, living in the British Isles and producing handmade giftware (i.e. no mass-manufacturing) you can complete our Makers Registration Form and your details will be added to our database. Once registered, you will receive as noted below information in regards to our application process.

Application forms via email for BCTF Harrogate and London should you wish to apply.


British Craft Trade Fair, Hammonds Barn, London Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH159QJ
Tel: 01444 246 446

Earth & Fire at Welbeck on 23, 24 & 25 June 2017

Deadline: 17:00 January 6th 2017

After 22 years at Rufford, Earth & Fire is hitting the road and moving to a new home. Over the years much has changed and by June Rufford will be under new management. Looking to the future we have decided its time for Earth & Fire to move on. We are not going far – we are moving to Welbeck, home of the Harley Gallery and the Portland Collection - a beautiful site just 10 miles north of Rufford.

Come and be a part of Earth & Fire at its new home at Welbeck on 23, 24 & 25 June 2017

Whilst the backdrop will change, the spirit of Earth & Fire will remain the same with the hustle and bustle of the market stalls; the demonstrations; trade stalls; the mayhem of the potters games and the late night campsite conversations - we would love for you to join us.

Earth & Fire 2017 will take place within the old Victorian walled kitchen garden and the surrounds of the artist studios, off the main Harley Gallery courtyard. It is a contained site with all the areas accessible to wheelchair users and those with restricted mobility so we can wave goodbye to the ramps!

Over a hundred stalls available - Apply through the website

We welcome applications from studio potters at all stages of their career with stalls available for: Individual Potters; Student Groups; Ceramic Trades; Newcomers and Ceramic Groups. Full details are available in the new Exhibitor Pack on the website.

For full details of our new home and an exhibitor pack go to our website


Earth & Fire Ltd 49 Springfield, Thringstone, Leicestershire LE67 8LT