Ceramics in the City 2016

Shallow Dish by Sophie MacCarthy. Thrown and slip painted.

Shallow Dish by Sophie MacCarthy. Thrown and slip painted.

A selling fair featuring 55 potters
Part of the London Design Festival

Geffrye Museum
136 Kingsland Road
E2 8EA

Thursday 22 September 6-8.30pm (open evening)
Friday 23 – Sunday 25 September, 10am-5pm

The Geffrye Museum’s annual celebration of ceramics returns in September, bringing together the work of 55 potters from across the UK in a riot of colour, style, texture and technique.

Exhibitors will include a mix of leading names such as Karen Bunting, Jane Cox, Ben Davies, Ruth King and Emily Myers, and rising talents Myer Halliday, Corinna Kenyon-Wade, Beth Lewis Williams, Yuta Segawa, Jessica Thorn and Anna Whitehouse.

Emily Myers, large and small lantern vases. Thrown

Emily Myers, large and small lantern vases. Thrown

A wide array of objects for the home will be on sale, from classic home-ware and lighting to ornamental and striking one-off pieces. Delicate porcelain will be shown alongside earthy stoneware and cool white glazes will contrast with colourful painted vessels and pots. Prices range from £10 for smaller pieces to several hundred pounds for large-scale creations.

Throughout this relaxed and friendly event, visitors can meet the makers, browse, buy and take part in demonstrations by featured potters. Free ceramics-inspired creative workshops for children will take place during the weekend (see below for details).

A launch evening, open to all, will take place on Thursday 22 September from 6-8.30pm

Richard Phethean. Bowl, slipware

Richard Phethean. Bowl, slipware

Exhibitors and Related events


Justine Allison
Tamsin Arrowsmith-Brown
Debbie Barber
Kochevet Bendavid
Daniel Boyle
Carlo Briscoe
Rowena Brown
Karen Bunting
Marshall Colman
Prue Cooper
Jane Cox
Ben Davies
Isabel Denyer
Pam Dodds
Lisa Ellul
Judit Esztergomi
Lucy Foakes
Penny Fowler
Margaret Gardiner
Myer Halliday
Richard Heeley
Akiko Hirai Collingwood
Ikuko Iwamoto
Corinna Kenyon-Wade
Yuka Kikumoto
Ruth King
Katharina Klug
Tim Lake
Beth Lewis-Williams
Sophie MacCarthy
Hilary Mayo
Kyra Mihailovic
Albert Montserrat
Emily Myers
Veronica Newman
Jeremy Nichols
Sue Paraskeva
Martin Pearce
Richard Phethean
Lesley Risby
Vivienne Ross
Suleyman Saba
Jane Sarre
Yuta Segawa
Alice Shields
Moyra Stewart
Simon Taylor
Jessica Thorn
Michael Twomey
Joanna Veevers
Sarah Villeneau
Rose Wallace
Anna Whitehouse
Mizuyo Yamashita

Carlo Briscoe. Medieval animal tiles. Tinglazed, eartthenware

Carlo Briscoe. Medieval animal tiles. Tinglazed, eartthenware

Demonstrations by selected potters

Moyra Stewart Friday 23 September, 2.15-3pm
Yuta Segawa Saturday 24 September, 12.45-1.30pm
Carlo Briscoe Sunday 25 September, 12.45-1.30pm

Drop-in creative workshops for children

Painted Porcelain Decorations
Paint a ceramic hanging decoration inspired by patterns in the museum.
Saturday 24 September, 2.30-4.30pm

Brilliant Badges
Create cool, ceramic-inspired badges.
Sunday 25 September, 2.30-4.30pm


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