A leading international ceramics event returns to Wrexham Glyndŵr University’s School of Creative Arts for the third time this weekend.
The Ceramic Wales event runs on Saturday and Sunday, July 14 and 15 at the Regent Street campus. There is no charge to enter and makers from across Wales and further afield –including several well-known names in the world of ceramics - will be displaying and selling work.
Wayne Clark, Applied Arts Demonstrator at Wrexham Glyndŵr University and one of the organisers of Ceramic Wales, said: “If you’re coming to Ceramic Wales, you can expect to meet around fifty makers who work in ceramics and who will be bringing their own individual work to display and sell. Items will be on sale for anything from £5 to £5000.
“We have a series of demos and talks from some experts, including one on Saturday from Walter Keeler, a salt glaze ceramicist who is an international expert in his field. Walter will be joined by Madoline Keeler, and other experts attending include Terry Bell-Hughes and Bev Bell-Hughes.
“There are also lots of chances for people to get some hands-on experience at the event – there will be a marquee at the front of the building where people can come and have a go at making ceramics, and we will also be running a Raku firing workshop.
“Raku is a Japanese glazing technique which takes a lot less time than other techniques – it gives people an interesting result there and then. Those who are interested can come in, and for a fee, decorate a plate and take it away with them later that day.”
The event will also house the self-contained Made in Wales exhibition – and will include work from a number of Glyndŵr’s students and graduates, including several who are currently exhibiting at shows round the country, including the prestigious New Designers event held in London, MADE Brighton, and Handmade at Kew later this year.
Wayne added: “This is our third year and students have been involved form the word go – they get to see how an event is put on, to see how a show is run – and to see their work as part of the show too.
“We work with other parts of the School of Creative Arts – it’s not just ceramics who get involved but disciplines like Graphic Design and Photography too. It’s an event which brings the School of Creative Arts together – and one we can’t wait to show the public.”
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