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Yasuo Terada working at The Leach pottery in St Ives
Ceramica - the international festival of clay - has a host of exhibitions, site specific projects and events for the public to enjoy during July and August.

Find out whats on and make sure you don't miss out.
Read the previous ceramica feature

St Ives International
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+ 'Ceramica', the festival of clay takes place predominantly during the months of May, June and July.

'Ceramica' is in homeage to the late Bernard Leach who had a profound effect on 20th century ceramics.

+ Galleries - both public and independent - throughout the county will be showing exhibitions relating to ceramics and ceramicists.

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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 ceramics.

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.

Click 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 based work.

Work by Todd Shanafelt
Todd Shanafelt
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.

Work by Jenny Beavan
Work by Jenny Beavan
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.

Previous work by Jason Wason and Yasuo Terada
Playing With Fire
Tremenheere Woods
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.
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