York Ceramics Fair is a haven for ceramic enthusiasts, collectors. But also anyone who appreciates the beauty and artistry of handcrafted pottery. It takes place annually at the York Racecourse and it brings together UK’s finest ceramic artists. They will be showcasing a diverse range of styles and techniques.
The Craft Potters Association always curates a strong line up and this year is no exception with 61 exhibitors confirmed, from Cornwall to Scotland.
Whether you’re a seasoned collector or simply curious about the world of ceramics, the York Ceramics Fair is an unmissable event. Here are just a few reasons why:
- Discover a world of creativity: From delicate porcelain to rustic stoneware, functional tableware to whimsical sculptures, the fair offers a smorgasbord of ceramic delights. Therefore you’ll find everything from traditional forms to cutting-edge contemporary pieces. It is guaranteed to tantalize your eyes and inspire your imagination.
- Meet the makers: One of the best things about the fair is the opportunity to chat with the artists themselves. They’re passionate about their craft and love to share their stories and techniques. So you can learn about the inspiration behind their work. But also the challenges they face, and the joy they find in creating something beautiful from clay.
- Find the perfect piece for your home: Whether you’re looking for a unique vase to brighten up your living room or a special mug for your coffee, you’re sure to find something you love at the fair. With so many talented artists to choose from, you’re guaranteed to find a piece that reflects your personal style and taste.
- Support the arts: By attending the fair, you’re not just buying beautiful ceramics, you’re also supporting the livelihoods of talented artists. The fair is a vital platform for established makers to showcase their work and connect with new customers.
- Enjoy a day out in York: The fair is a great excuse to spend a day exploring the beautiful city of York. With its historic streets, charming cafes, and world-class museums, York has something to offer everyone.
York Ceramics Fair – LOCATION
YORK RACECOURSE, Knavesmire Road, York, YO23 1EX
Venue: We’re happy to share that York Ceramics Fair 2024 will be hosted at the iconic York Racecourse for another year. This bright and open venue ensures ease of access and on-site parking for guests.
Access: York Racecourse is a fully accessible venue. There will be Blue Badge parking just near the entrance through the Houghton Building where there is a ramp down to the main entrance.
Ticketing: To aid with distancing, tickets are issued for before 1pm and after 1pm. Once inside, you may stay as long as you like.
As always, under 16s do not need a ticket.
Tips for planning your visit to the York Ceramics Fair:
- Purchase your tickets in advance to avoid queues.
- Bring cash as some artists may not accept cards.
- Be prepared to be tempted! There are so many beautiful pieces to choose from, so it’s easy to get carried away.
- Most importantly, relax and enjoy the experience. The York Ceramics Fair is a celebration of all things ceramic, so take your time, chat with the artists, and soak up the creative atmosphere.
I hope this blog post has inspired you to visit the York Ceramics Fair. Finally, if you’re looking for a unique and enriching experience, this event is definitely worth adding to your calendar.
- The next York Ceramics Fair will take place on March 9th and 10th, 2024.
- For more information about the fair, please visit the official website: https://www.yorkceramicsfair.com/
- To see my other events and exhibitions click here
- If you can’t make it to the show, don’t worry. You can always buy a selection of my work online
I hope you have a wonderful time at the fair!