Celebrating clay for 20 years!
Earth and Fire is one of the country's premiere ceramic events. This year, it takes place on Friday 20, Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 June 2014 at Rufford Abbey Country Park.
Over a hundred potters from across the UK and Europe come to sell direct to the public from outdoor market stalls in the ancient abbey ruins and grounds.
This annual event attracts collectors, gallery owners, enthusiasts and the general public alike, who flock to Rufford to meet and talk to the potters selling everything from garden planters and sculptures, to bowls, pie dishes, teapots, mugs, plates and egg cups.
Entrance to fair is free however there is a parking charge of £5 per car.
Programme of events
Truly a celebration of clay in all its forms, Earth and Fire give you the opportunity to
meet and talk to over a hundred potters
- buy everything from sculptures to egg cups
- browse trade stands selling tools of the trade
- support the next generation on the campus stands
- enjoy the free demonstration programme.
- wonder at the skills displayed at the Potters Games.
This year, featured UK potters Robin Welch, Mike Dodd, Lisa Hammond, David and Margaret Frith, Nigel Lambert and Ian Gregory will be joined by international exhibitors from Spain, Portugal, Germany, the Netherlands and France.
Watch the slideshow which features the work some of this year's talented exhibitors.
Find out more about previous Earth and Fire events.
Rufford Gallery Exhibition
Indian Inspiration by Pollie and Garry Uttley
The work of ceramicists Pollie and Garry Uttley will be featured in an exhibition in the gallery. Both Pollie and Garry will be in attendance throughout the weekend and will be happy to speak to visitors about their work and travels.
Their exhibition opens with Earth and Fire and continues until 27 July 2014.
Pollie and Garry Uttley first visited India in 1995 and were immediately overwhelmed by the sheer visual overload they experienced. Since then, almost annual visits have reinforced the inspiration for their ceramic work.
See full details of the Indian Inspiration exhibition.
Download the Earth and Fire 2014 brochure [PDF] or see it below: