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22nd Art in Clay Hatfield

Pottery & Ceramics Show

Hatfield House



19th 20th 21st August 2016

Art in Clay Hatfield is the largest ceramics event in the UK. Showcasing work by 200 carefully selected

makers. Now in its 22nd year, this show continues its highly successful formula of individual makers

stands, workshops and demonstrations, held in a series of marquees in the gardens of the Jacobean

Hatfield House. For those of you who haven’t been before Art in Clay is the most extraordinary event

celebrating all that is best about creativity in clay. No matter what your particular style or interest, this is

the Show to find it.

Showing alongside the established are some of the best new talents in the Country. As well as British-

based makers, exhibitors also include international names and this combination of established, up-and-

coming, British and overseas makers means that alongside old favourites there will be less familiar work

giving the show an injection of creative freshness and excitement. This eclectic mix is enhanced by the

variety of styles and techniques on show with exhibits ranging from the domestic to the sculptural, the

tiny to the monumental, and the traditional to the distinctly cutting-edge.

A must for serious ceramics collectors, Art in Clay Hatfield is also a great day out for the non-specialist.

Pottery & Ceramics has never had such a high profile and the recent BBC2 Programme The Great

Pottery Throw Down has really caught the publics imagination.

Browsing the huge number of stands is a perfect introduction to the world of contemporary pottery and

ceramics and the range of objects on show means that there is something for everyone here. Anyone

wishing to learn more about the pieces can talk to the individual makers about the work in a friendly and

informal atmosphere. It’s an enjoyable way of learning about this fascinating field at first hand and for

those who are interested in discovering more there are a series of maker demonstrations and technical


Children are particularly welcome at Art in Clay Hatfield and there are a series of hands-on events

specifically designed to appeal to younger visitors (older visitors are also welcome). In the Throw-a-Pot

marquee they can try their hand at working on a potters wheel under the guidance of an experienced

thrower, while in the Make and Take area they can experiment with making their own sculptural

ceramics. And if it all gets too much for them, they can take time out from ceramics to explore the

surrounding parkland and nearby childrens play area. Make an early start, as it will be a very full,

interesting and enjoyable experience.

Contact: Andy McInnes – - 0115 987 3966

Opening Times: -

Friday & Saturday 10am - 5.30pm Sunday 10am - 5pm

Admission Prices: -

Adult: £10.00 Concession: £9.50 Two-Day Ticket: £17.00

Three-Day Ticket: £25.00 Child 15yrs and under FREE

Tickets can be purchased in advance from us Tel: 0115 987 3966, or you can pay on the

day at the entrance –No Booking Fee.