Ceramic art from around the world comes to Rufford Abbey

Rufford Abbey Earth&fire workshop

Potters and ceramic artists from Spain, Portugal, Germany, Holland and France will join home grown talent for the Earth and Fire International Ceramic at Rufford Abbey.

On 24th, 25th and 26th June, over a hundred outdoor market stalls will line the historic grounds of Rufford Abbey Country Park for one of the UK’s most anticipated pottery events.

download (5)

The annual fair attracts collectors, gallery owners, enthusiasts and the general public alike, who flock to meet and talk to the potters selling everything from garden planters and sculptures to teapots and egg cups.


For those who have always  wanted get their hands on a potter’s wheel, a highlight of this year’s Earth and Fire will be Thomas Benirschke’s fabulous four-handed Potter’s wheel, where members of the public can have a go and help create some fabulous pots – whatever your ability.

Visitors will also be able see the master potters in action, with free demonstrations taking place throughout the day and the ‘Potters Games’, which will see the experts compete against each other in teams to tests their skills.

Alongside the fair, an exhibition from Pollie and Garry Uttley in the on site art gallery will be launched. Indian Inspiration showcases potters Pollie and Garry’s vibrant clay works, drawn from their experience in India and the tribal textiles they fell in love with.

Rufford Abbey Country Park is one of the main country pRufford Abbeyarks within the Sherwood Forest area. Made up of a former Cistercian Monastery, a country house and extensive grounds, the estate makes a beautiful backdrop for what promises to be a wonderful weekend.

Entry is FREE all day from 10am-5pm (£5 for the carpark) You can find out more about the event and venue on our website.




Posted on 10 June 2016
Featured author: Jessie

Nottingham native and fan of all things music, arts and animal related.

Comments (0)

Post a comment

Our monthly pick

Forest Live 2017 Nottinghamshire

Win a pair of tickets to see Elbow at Forest Live!

Forest Live takes place in Nottinghamshire’s Sherwood Pines Forest, near Edwinstowe, and this year’s headline acts are: Olly Murs with special guest Louisa Johnson – Friday 23 June; Tom Jones plus guests – Saturday 24 June; Elbow with special guests Steve Mason and Ed Harcourt – Sunday 25 June. Over Forest Live’s 16 year history,…

Your favourite places

Featured authors

  • Sarah Louise

    A very lucky marketeer in her dream job. Passionate about all things Nottinghamshire and firmly believes if you work really hard and are kind, amazing things will happen!

  • Kinga

    Addicted to music and learning languages. Loves reading, gardening, travelling and everything new media related.

  • Alistair

    Originally from Preston – but now calling Nottingham home – Alistair’s a St Helens rugby league fan who loves travel and music.

  • Natalie

    Proud to represent the county I grew up in. Travel loving devoted mum of two who carries a torch for the city’s unsung hero, Captain Albert Ball VC.

  • Sophie

    Writer and amateur local historian with an affection for English eccentrics. Returned to Nottingham in 2013, only to fall in love with the creative and cultural goings of the city.

Have a go...

c. Ash Bird

Fun and Games at The National Videogame Arcade

Videogames are a pastime that easily splits opinion. Often hailed in the media as advocating negative behaviour, the focus on the beneficial aspects of gaming as a new way to learn, develop skills and have fun can be very much overlooked. Along with its annual festival Game City, The National Videogame Arcade in Hockley is…