International Ceramics Festival

Felicity Aylieff© Felicity Aylieff

The 2013 International Ceramics Festival, the UK’s leading festival of its kind, will take place at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre over the weekend of Friday 28 – Sunday 20 June 2013.

Internationally renowned contemporary ceramicists and potters from all over the world will be travelling to the beautiful coastal surroundings of Aberystwyth to take part in a jam-packed weekend of special exhibitions, artist-led talks, practical demonstrations, lectures and films. The artists’ workspaces will also be open to the public and there will be the chance to buy work from them direct.

This year promises to be a stellar line up for the festival, with artists travelling from as far as USA, Korea, China, Spain, Poland and New Zealand. Participating artists demonstrating their work include American artist Beth Cavener Stichter, whose provocative and emotionally charged animal sculptures turn the traditional use of ceramics on its head; one of the world’s foremost porcelain ceramicists, Takeshi Yasuda, whose beautiful, wheel thrown pots are currently being exhibited at the Fitzwilliam Museum’s exhibition: ‘China’s White Gold: Contemporary porcelain from Jingdezhen’, and Doug Fitch, one of the UK’s leading slipware potters.

2013 also marks new partnership between the International Ceramics Festival and the V&A.   Keiko Masumoto, who is the current Toshiba Japanese Ceramics Resident at the V&A in London, known for her delicate hand-building and intricate painting skills of the traditional Japanese style, will be visiting the festival and demonstrating her ceramic techniques, and also showing how she is using V&A collections to inform her skilled contemporary works.

FRI 28 – SUN 30 JUNE 2013

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Mid Wales, UK

ICF_©Beth Cavener Stichter _1

© Beth Cavener Stichter

©Keiko Masumoto N700 Plates ©Keiko Masumoto Castle Pot

©  Keiko Masumoto

ICF_Jutka Palmer_ BEEKEEPER  earthenware vessels, painted with slips and oxides

© Jitka Palmer

Takeshi 2

© Takeshi Yasuda


Amante Beach Club and Restaurant

amante night-5We are really pleased to be working with Amante Beach Club and Restaurant, truly one of Ibiza’s hidden gems.

Amante opens its’ doors officially for the start of the 2013 season on May 11. Ibiza Sonica will be doing their show live from Amante, featuring Just Be (Matthew Bushwacka), Ashley Beedle (X-Press 2), Iban Mendoza, Jon Sa Trinxa, Antz and Steve Harris, who promise to deliver a fitting opening.

Recently voted “Best Beach Restaurant” in the White Ibiza Best of Ibiza 2012 Awards, the definitive guide to the best of the island, super stylish Amante overlooks the natural beauty of the stunning Sol Den Serra Bay on the east coast of Ibiza.

What makes Amante so special? A stunning rural location- the perfect place to recharge your batteries, luxurious day beds, the freshest, innovative food with a real Spanish flavour, great service, unbeatable views, delicious cocktails (the signature Posta del Sol –a blend of vodka, Aperol, fresh pineapple and rosemary, shaken with a touch of rose syrup anyone?), a cool contemporary interior and of course a great soundtrack (Amante is owned by David Piccioni, international DJ and former owner of groundbreaking dance music record store, Black Market Records and the Azuli record label).

Amante night lr


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