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Ceramics in the City 2013

A selling fair featuring 50 potters

Part of London Design Festival 2013

Dandelion lamp by Amy Cooper, exhibitor at Ceramics in the City 2013

Dandelion lamp by Amy Cooper - Ceramics in the City exhibitor 2013

Thursday 19 September, 6 - 8.30pm (Launch open evening) 

Friday 20 September - Sunday 22 September 10am - 5pm 

Admission Free

The Geffrye’s annual celebration of ceramics returns to the museum this September. Featuring around 50 ceramicists from across the UK, the event showcases the work of both leading names and rising talents.

An exciting array of work will be on sale, from classic tableware, lighting and other domestic objects to purely decorative and quirky one-off pieces, illustrating a wide variety of techniques, styles, textures and colour. Delicate porcelain will be shown alongside earthy stoneware, cool white glazes will provide contrast to colourful painted vessels, and lighting will brighten the display. Prices start from £10 for small objects, rising to several hundred pounds for large-scale work. 

A special launch open evening will take place on Thursday 19 September from 6 - 8.30pm. Throughout the show, visitors will be able to browse and buy, meet the makers and watch free demonstrations. There will be ceramics-inspired creative workshops for children and families during the weekend (see below for event details). 


Svend Bayer

Linda Bloomfield

Daniel Boyle

Margaret Brampton

Annette Bugansky

Karen Bunting

Jonathan Chiswell Jones

Emma Clegg

Amy Cooper

Prue Cooper

Jane Cox

Ben Davies

Maria De Haan

Elisabeth Edwards

Antje Ernestus

Penny Fowler

Lisa Hammond

Nic Harrison

Richard Heeley

Akiko Hirai

Anna Collette Hunt

Imahiko Kawamura

Ruth King

Chito Kuroda

Tony Laverick

Sophie MacCarthy

Agalis Manessi

John Masterton

Marcio Mattos

Hannah McAndrew

Isabel Merrick

Emily Myers

Ostinelli & Priest

Claire Palastanga

Sue Paraskeva

Richard Phethean

Philomena Pretsell


Lesley Risby

Samantha Robertson

Suleyman Saba

Kate Schuricht

Timea Sido

Laurance Simon

Keith Varney

Robin Walden

Sasha Wardell

Ceramics in the City Fair in 2010

Ceramics Demonstrations

  • Friday 20 September, 2.15 - 3.15pm  Jonathan Chiswell Jones (lustre)
  • Saturday 21 September, 12.45 - 1.30pm  Paul Priest of Ostinelli and Priest (large-scale animals)
  • Sunday 23 September, 12.45 - 1.30pm   Emma Clegg (porcelain pots decorated with flowers and insects)

Children – Creative workshops

Marvellous Magnets

Create ceramic-inspired magnets for your home.

Saturday 21 September, 2 - 4pm

Tea Party Headdresses

Craft a terrific tea party headdress using card and other materials.

Sunday 22 September, 2 - 4pm


1) For further information or images, please contact Nancy Loader, Press Officer, on 020 7739 9893 or

2) London Design Festival

 Ceramics in the City is part of the London Design Festival 2013 which takes place 14 - 22 September. The festival is a celebration of design in the world’s creative capital. It is a platform for the widest spectrum of design disciplines, brought together as a unique and accessible programme. For further information, visit

3) The Geffrye explores the home from 1600 to the present day. A chronological sequence of period rooms shows how urban, middle-class homes have been used and furnished over the past 400 years, reflecting the changes in society and patterns of behaviour as well as style, fashion and taste. The museum is set in elegant, 18th century buildings in Shoreditch, East London. It is surrounded by attractive gardens, which include an award-winning herb garden and a series of period gardens showing the changing style of town gardens (open April - October). A dynamic programme of special exhibitions and events is run throughout the year.

4) Entry: FREE

 Address: 136 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London E2

 Tel No: 020 7739 9893 



 Open: Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun and Bank Holiday Mons 12 noon - 5pm

 Travel: London Overground: Hoxton station (directly behind museum)

Tube: Liverpool St, then bus 149 or 242/Old St (exit 2), then bus 243

Buses: 67, 149, 242, 243 or 394

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