Terada working at The Leach pottery in St Ives
- the international festival of clay - has a host of exhibitions,
site specific projects and events for the public to enjoy during July
Find out whats on and make sure you don't miss out.
Ceramica is an international festival of clay
in the south west.
During Ceramica, galleries – both public & independent, museums and
ceramicists across the region have collaborated with St Ives International
to present a festival of exhibitions and events featuring all kinds
of works with clay.
The festival is in homage to the legacy of Bernard Leach for which
without him Cornwall would not have such a unique association with
The festival offers the public a chance to meet with these artists
through events such as Open studios. The public will also be given
the opportunity to engage with ceramics through a series of practical
workshops, educational activities and critical debates.
here to find out more about ceramica and read about previous shows
Exhibitions that are taking place
during July and August:
Where it's @ Education Exhibition
10 - 20 July
Preview Tuesday 9 July 6 - 8pm
Falmouth Arts Centre
Exhibition showcasing ceramica education
projects undertaken in schools and community centres across Cornwall.
Work displayed will include gallery education projects, school residencies,
site specific projects teacher led school activities and community
3 - 10 August
Preview Friday 2nd August 6 - 8pm
Falmouth Arts Centre
'What the bygone object encapsulates is not
really time, but the signs or cultural indices of time.' The 'bygone
object', which is the catalyst of nostalgia, has one function only
- that of a signifier.
The exhibition is the outcome of a four week workshop at Falmouth
College of Arts by five selected international artists who have a
diverse cultural background and who were asked to respond to 'nostalgia'
in the context of our 'Cornish' environment. They are Heitor Figuerdo
from Portugal, Jolanta Kvasyte from Latvia, Sally Curry from Australia,
Todd Shanafelt from The USA and Yeung Yuk-Kan from Holland.
by Jenny Beavan
Water and Clay in Transformation
16 August - 5 September
New work based on the theme 'The cycle of Healthy Water' produced
during a residency at 'Imery's minerals Ltd', with the support of
a South West Arts commission Award.
Talk with Slides by Jenny Beavan.
Thursday 22 August 6 - 7:30pm
Contact: Ellen McConnell, Tel: 01726 850362
Other Ceramica events:
Jubilee Pool, Penzance
To 31 August
Open daily 10 - 5pm
Ceramicist Darrell Sherlock has worked with a group of students
from Mounts Bay School, Penzance to produce a set of ceramic panels
on the theme of water. This collaborative piece of work will be displayed
at the Jubilee Pool during the summer months and then permanantly
displayed at a site on the school grounds.
work by Jason Wason and Yasuo Terada
Yasuo Terada, Jason Wason, Sebastian Blackie
13 July at 12noon onwards - Free access
Three internationally renowned ceramicists will be working together
to build a series of low tech experimental kilns, including a straw
fired pit kiln and various paper kilns.
The work to be fired has been made by themselves, local artists and
students from local colleges in the area. This event will be a pyromaniac's
extravaganza for all to witness.
Optional guided visit - starting at Newlyn Art Gallery at 10:30am.
An introduction to this event by helen Marton, followed by a bus up
to the site and back to Newlyn. Fee £5. To book contact Esen
Kaya at the gallery on 01736 363715.