icf-2015International Ceramic Festival - Aberystwyth (UK) 3th - 5th July 2015

1000 People / Demonstrators / Kiln Building & Firings / Slideshows / Films & Lectures / Exhibitions / Trade Stands / Bookstalls / Bars / Good Food / Good Company / Much More /

Main Festival Sponsors Potclays Ltd www.potclays.co.uk

The festival is held at Aberystwyth Arts Centre on the campus of Aberystwyth University on the mid-Wales coast. Since it began in 1987 the three-day festival has grown to become the UK’s leading ceramics event.

It offers teachers, students, ceramic artists, collectors, working potters and amateurs the chance to meet and study the work of distinguished, internationally known potters and ceramicists from Wales, the UK and around the world .

The Festival attracts about 1000 people who attend lectures, watch practical demonstrations and visit our special exhibitions over three days. Our international demonstrators show skills and techniques on our specially adapted stage and also have their own workspaces – enabling personal discussion about their work. The focus is both practical and inspirational – kilns are built, pots are made and fired.

For more information, please visit the web site: www.internationalceramicsfestival.org/

The subscription to 59th Faenza Prize are open


Tuesday 03 June

The International Competition of Contemporary Ceramic Art, arranged by the International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza Foundation onlus, is without thematic restrictions and it is open to individual artists or groups without age restrictions.

The photocopy of the identity card must be presented.

For collective works the artists must nominate one representative who will be the liaison during every stage of the competition. Participation may also be arranged by Ministries, Cultural Organizations, Associations etc.

3th International Triennial of Ceramics Unicum 2015
Presented by the National Museum of Slovenia
15 May 2015 – 30 September 2015

The National Museum of Slovenia is setting up the III. International Triennial of Ceramics Unicum 2015. The emphasis is on popularization as well as presentation of contemporary ceramics as an independent area in the field of artistic creation. Triennial is a connection between international and Slovenia area and it gives a fresh insight into artistic ceramics. Its intention is searching for elementary artistic research in connection to contemporary thought. We are looking for new concepts, technologies and innovative research in the field of ceramic art that are connected to contemporary life. III. International Triennial of Ceramics Unicum 2015 contains competitive part and accompanying events and exhibitions all over Slovenia. The National Museum of Slovenia will host the competitive part of the triennial as well as the international exhibition of ceramics of students from Art Schools and Academies chosen by the invited mentors from each country where the members of the jury come from – Germany, Slovenia, Serbia, and Turkey. The works of Slovenian students will be chosen by: Katja Kastelic, Anica Krašna Kocijan, Prof., and Tanja Pak, Assoc. Prof. All the addresses of locations, where exhibitions and events will take place, and all the timetables will be announced at our web page (www.unicum.si).

After the success of the first two editions, on Tuesday 23 September 2014, the award-giving ceremony of the third edition of The Quinquennial Tile Award was held in the unique setting of the Biblioteca Salaborsa in Bologna.
The award, organised by Fincibec, proved to be well established and consolidated, so much that it has become a long-awaited and important international event held every two years.

From the residential to the contractor sector, the global building industry explores the various expressions of ceramics and its interesting evolution.
With this strong success, the fourth edition of QTA, “the award that grows with the strength of your ideas”, has been launched.

The focus is on the expressive use of the material, from interior design to the building industry, sectors in which floorings, finishes and ceramic coatings have an increasingly prominent role in giving a connotation to architectural projects.

From 24 September 2014 to 31 March 2016 candidates can submit their application, which is turning out to be increasingly stimulating, with a view of bestowing an international vocation to the competition.

The first five winners will receive an El Ciclo electric bicycle, completely Made in Italy.