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New look for ceramic festival website

Europe's leading ceramics event International Ceramics Festival has a brand new website in the run-up to its 15th edition this July

Europe’s leading ceramics event has a bright new website to reflect the prestige of the event, held in Wales every two years.

Potential visitors – or just those with an interest in ceramics – can view the site at
The three-day festival has been held at Aberystwyth’s Arts Centre - on the campus of the mid-Wales university since 1987.

The website has been re-launched this month (February) to reflect the premier status of the event, and to offer online ticket sales. It is regularly updated with the latest activities and events scheduled for the weekend as they are confirmed.

This year the ICF will be held from Friday 3 – Sunday 5 July 2015 and the website has a comprehensive online guide to the weekend’s activities of demonstrations, lectures and other activities which form part of this biennial festival of ceramics.

The festival has become a highlight on the crafts calendar and offers hobbyists, leading potters and ceramic artists the opportunity to meet distinguished national and international practitioners. The line-up for the 15th festival has been drawn up by the organisers, North Wales and South Wales potters groups and Aberystwyth Arts Centre. It features Christie Brown (UK), Thiébaut Chagué (France), Naidee Changmoh (Thailand), Tony Clennell (Canada), Joe Finch (UK), Rita Gudino (Philippines) Lisa Hammond (UK), John Higgins (UK), Vineet Kacker (India), Jonathan Keep (UK), Gas Kimishina (UK), Gareth Mason (UK), Steve Mills (UK), Sergi Pahissa (Spain), Jo Taylor (UK), Tip Toland (USA), Velimir Vukicevic (Serbia) and Vineet Kacker (India.)

Aberystwyth Arts Centre is the largest and busiest Arts Centre in Wales, and is home to the University’s prestigious collection of ceramics, including work by Hamada, Leach, Cardew and other pioneers of studio pottery alongside key contemporary work. This growing collection of more than 2000 works is recognised as one of the most important in the UK.

The new website is available at:

Full price weekend tickets are £135 (concessions available) and single day tickets start at £75.

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