International Ceramics Festival

Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd July 2011

History

The past festivals have featured some of the world's leading potters & ceramic artists & played host to some interesting traditional potters from many countries.

Each festival is organised jointly by North Wales Potters, South Wales Potters and Aberystwyth Arts Centre and over the years has increased in popularity to become the country’s leading ceramics event.


International Ceramics Festival

2013

Demonstrators

International Ceramics Festival

2011

Emmanuel Cooper is a distinguished working potter, Former editor of Ceramic Review and Visiting Professor, Ceramic and Glass, at the Royal College of Art.
‘My work is influenced by the urban city environment, by such things as hard, textured surfaces, by street lighting, traffic lights, endless movement and sense of urgency. Colours are those of roads, pavements and building, textures those we encounter in the metropolis. The pots are thrown on the wheel, but more recently they are hand-built by coiling. All the work is fired to 1260˚C in an electric kiln’.

Demonstrators

International Ceramics Festival

2009

Don Reitz is undoubtedly one of the most important and influential ceramicists working today. Taught at Alfred University in the early 1960’s, Reitz has pursued a life-long investigation of both salt and wood firing, his forms full bodied and boldly marked and etched with knife marks. A great teacher and a fearless improviser, Don Reitz has received many honours world-wide including the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award

Demonstrators

International Ceramics Festival

2007

Ruth Duckworth is one of the grand dames of ceramics who at the age of 88 continues to be actively engaged in the creation of new work for private and public collections. Examples of her work are held in major institutions throughout the world such as the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York.

Born in Hamburg in 1919 she Emigrated to Britain in 1935 and spent the first the first thirteen years of her career working as a stone carver. She developed a minimalist style which was carried through her work as she moved into ceramics. This period coincided with the great resurgence in functional pottery under the influence of makers such as Leach and Hamada and an emphasis on materials and processes. Ruth’s modernist and abstract sculpture by contrast was concerned with ideas and intellect. Expanding the horizon of ceramics, she excited and influenced generations of potters.

The rapid development of her reputation especially for her work in porcelain led to a years sabbatical to teach at the University of Chicago. Accepting the position allowed her to create more monumental works than when she lived and worked in Europe. For this reason, she decided to remain permanently in the United States.

Ruth Duckworth is a true and worthy recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Demonstrators

International Ceramics Festival

2005

David Leach, the eldest son of the great potter Bernard Leach, was a potter of international reputation whose work is eagerly sought by collectors all over the world. He worked with his father at the Leach Pottery in St Ives as a student, manager and partner until the mid 50s when he set up his own studio at Lowerdown Pottery near Bovey Tracey in Devon. Aside from his own work, David worked extensively in ceramics education and for crafts organisations and throughout his career maintained his enthusiasm for ceramics, constantly striving for technical and artistic improvement. He died in February 2005 after a long and productive life.

Demonstrators

International Ceramics Festival

2003

Demonstrators included...Angélica Vásquez Cruz, Antal Pazmandi, Bill Van Gilder, Jeroen Bechtold, Billy Adams, Simon Carroll, Katerina Evangelidou, Sandy Lockwood, Jane Perryman, Joe Finch, Udai Lal Kuhmar, Martin Lungley, Warren MacKenzie, Mehmet Gursoy, Robert Harrison, Jane Jermyn, Tavs Jorgensen, Walter Keeler, Wendy Lawrence,

International Ceramics Festival

2001

Demonstrators included...Atilla Albert, David Binns, Jerry Caplan, ‘Wonderboy’ Thokozani Nxumalo, Graham Hay, Mandy MacKintosh, Liz Ouackenbush, Victoria and Michael Eden, Xiang Kaku Hayashi, Christy Keeney, Fee Halsted-Berning, Jolante Kvastye, Elisabeth Le Retif, John Theis, Janet Mansfield, David Miller, Jabu Nala, Frederick Olsen, Svein Narum,

International Ceramics Festival

1999

Demonstrators included...Alan Watt, Mikang Lim and Kang Hyo Lee, Dainis Pundurs, Malgorzata Kujawska, Stephanie Roberts and Phil Rogers, Peter Beard, Eddie Daughton, Mick Casson and Helen Smith, Robert Sanderson and Coll Minogue, Paolo Staccioli, Cathi Jefferson, Vilma Henkelman,

International Ceramics Festival

1997

Demonstrators included...Anna Zamorska, Sandor Kecskemeti, Miroslav Paral, Maxine O’Reilly, Janos Probstner, Rina Kimche, Nina Hole, Micki Schloessingk and Paul Stubbs, Sue Halls, Martin Mindermann, Ray Rogers, Ian Gregory, Jeff Oestreich, David and Margaret Frith,

International Ceramics Festival

1995

Demonstrators included...Yang Qinfang & Zhou Dingfang, Peteris Martinsons, John Glick, Suzy Atkins, Yasuo Hayashi, Andrew McGarva, Joe Finch, Trupti Patel, Geoff Crispin, Steve Mills,

International Ceramics Festival

1993

Demonstrators included...Vaclav Serak, John Pollex, Brian Gartside & Christine Boswijck, Mark Pharis & Anabeth Rosen, Tulla Elieson, Iain Barber, Morgen Hall, Gabrielle Koch, Betty Woodman and Scott Chamberlain,

International Ceramics Festival

1991

Demonstrators included...Ryoji Koie & Katsue Ibata, Benthe Hanssen, Mo Jupp, Jeff Mincham, Claudi Casanovas, Bronwen Williams-Ellis, Nigel Wood, Takashi Yasuda, Gerhild Tschachler-Nagy, Patrick Sargent, Dave Cohen,

International Ceramics Festival

1989

Demonstrators included...Gillian Still, Karen Hessenberg, Jim Robison, Claude Varlan & Charles Hair, Heidi Birck, Gus Mabelson, Asabe Magaji & Assibi Iddo, Archie McCall, Aage Birck, Frank Hamer, Sebastian Blackie, Vladimir Tsivin,

International Ceramics Festival

1987

Demonstrators included...Paul Soldner, Rimas Visgirda, Ulla Viotti, Jim Robison, Cormac Boydell, Anne Lightwood, Ollie Kent, Arne Ase, Steen Kepp, John Chalke, Barbara Tipton, Siddig el Nigoumi, Greg Daly,

International Ceramics Festival

Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Penglais, Aberystwyth,
Ceredigion, Wales (UK)
SY23 3DE

Email: aafstaff@aber.ac.uk
Tel: (+44) 01970 623232 (Tickets & Box Office)
Tel: (+44) 07531146638 (General Enquiries)

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