Potters and ceramists from across the globe will visit Nottinghamshire on 22, 23 and 24 June for the 2012 Earth and Fire International Ceramic Fair.
The event is the only regional ceramic fair of its kind and is organised by Rufford Craft Centre and held at Rufford Abbey Country Park, which is managed by Nottinghamshire County Council.
A celebration of clay in all its forms, Earth and Fire, one of the premiere ceramic events in the country, will be celebrating its 18th birthday this year.
Every year potters from across the UK, mainland Europe and further afield, inc Australia and South Africa, come to Rufford to sell direct to the public from market stalls set in the grounds of the ruined ancient abbey.
With a full programme of demonstrations and campus stands showcasing the next generation of potters and trade stands selling tools of the trade, Earth and Fire is truly a celebration of clay in all its forms. The event is a major FREE festival in the ceramic calendar.
The event is a treat for all collectors, gallery owners, enthusiasts and general public to meet and talk to the potters selling everything from garden planters and sculptures, to bowls, pie dishes, teapots, mugs, plates and egg cups.
The 2012 Earth and Fire International Ceramic Fair takes place on Friday 22, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 June from 10am – 5pm each day. The event is free but there is a £5 per car in the car park.
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