The home of contemporary craft
Rufford Craft Centre comprises a gallery with a changing programme of exhibitions, Creative Learning Centre and seminar room all housed in the former stable block which dates from the 1660s.
The Craft Centre offers the opportunity to participate in workshops in a variety of art and craft forms through a programme of public creative workshops with professional artists.
We also offer an extensive education and outreach programme for schools and groups. A highlight of our programme is the annual Earth & Fire International Ceramics Fair, which takes over the Abbey grounds at the end of June each year.
Exhibitions, events and workshops
“I attempt to place the subject in its environs and work within whatever time the creature gives me and so I get a glimpse, in situ, of the wilderness of the free spirit of the creature.”
Earth and Fire International Ceramic Fair 2013
Earth and Fire is one of the country's premiere ceramic events.
The next Earth and Fire takes place on Friday 21 to Sunday 23 June 2013.
For three days, over a hundred potters from across the UK and Europe come to Nottinghamshire to sell direct to the public from outdoor market stalls.
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