Taking place, once again, in the grand setting of Central Saint Martins’ concourse, Ceramic Art London is
the place to see and buy the best contemporary ceramic art made by 110 of the most prestigious makers from around the world.
- 20 additional stands for 2020
- 34 first-time exhibitors
- New exhibition space showcasing new forms of ceramic practice
- Live demonstrations running throughout the weekend
- ClayTalks series featuring
Magdalene Odundo OBE and Sue Pryke
“Year on year we have a growing number
of exhibitors eager to show and more visitors wanting to attend, so we’re delighted to announce a major expansion for 2020. The extended space – which sees the fair spread
into the dramatic setting of Central Saint Martins ‘crossing’ – allows us to increase the breadth
of artists we profile, tapping into areas of the ceramics landscape that we had previously been unable to showcase.” – Toby Brundin, Business Manager, Craft Potters Association
With price points ranging from £20 – £5000, this year’s edition will see an expanded snapshot of contemporary ceramic making, from the functional and decorative to the abstract and architectural.
Among the 34 first-time exhibitors are Irina Razumovskaya, whose textural sculptures
create the illusion of peeling bark, Hassakorn Hirunsirichoke with his intricate and alienesque miniature forms and, from Canada, Toni Losey whose work embraces both the functional and sculptural. Returning makers include Tricia Thom, with her Japanese-inspired porcelain works,
Arjan Van Dal whose engineering background is reflected in ultra-contemporary designs and Lisa Hammond, whose alchemic mastery of
soda glaze firing transforms the simple forms
of her mugs and vases. Animals and nature are a recurring theme, from Charlotte Pack’s Species Pots to Barbara Hast’s plant-inspired porcelain curiosities and Zoe Whiteside’s white stoneware polar bears.
Programmed in partnership with Central Saint Martins, ClayTalks returns with a series of illuminating talks given by prestigious names from the ceramic world. This year’s highlights include
a keynote from lauded ceramicist Magdalene Odundo OBE and Sue Pryke who, as well as being a major designer for IKEA, was recently announced as a judge on the next series of The Great Pottery Throw Down airing on Channel 4 in 2020. Past speakers have included Tristram Hunt, Kate Malone, Keith Brymer-Jones, Grayson Perry, Phoebe Cummings among many others.
The full programme and details of the new exhibition space will be revealed soon.