Art in Clay:the largest ceramics event in the UK comes to Hatfield House in August

Now you can feed your inner potter with a visit to the largest ceramics event in the UK...

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The Great Pottery Throw Down on BBC 2 last autumn put the spotlight on ceramics as never before - and Series 2 is underway.

Art in Clay, the largest ceramics event in the UK, showcases the work of around 200 carefully-selected makers, including international names, and a special section for the up-and-coming makers.  

Here's a chance to talk to the artists and craftsmen about their work, buy a piece for your table, shelf, or collector's cabinet, or commission something for a special gift.

TICKET OFFER 19-21 August

Tickets cost £10, concessions £9.50, children under 15 are admitted free. Hatfield House, Estate Office House, Hatfield AL9 5NQ

​Show a print-out of this webpage at the entrance, and get two tickets for the price of one. 

Aficionados can watch demos, listen to talks, or join in seminars. Children are particular welcome with a Throw-a-Pot marquee where adults can also have a go.

Suzanne Lucas-Ringel is coming from Germany with beautifully textured teapots and bowls.

Geoffrey Swindell has been making pots for over 40 years; and over 40 museums and public collections own a piece of his work, including the Crafts Council and the V&A.

Eric Moss makes his poetic sculptures in North Yorkshire - this one is called "nested blue raku shark" (raku is a specialised way of lengthy firings which mark the surface of the pots).

Ben Brierly's speciality is woodfired stoneware - each pot is a quirky one-off. 

Or you can "make and take" your own piece of sculptural ceramic.

Art in Clay, Hatfield House, Hertfordshire; August 19-21;


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