The CPA is teaming up with Effects Design Market and the Centre of Ceramic Art to bring Ceramics + Design Now to York, a city wide festival with events, workshops, talks and two selling exhibitions – Effects Design Market and York Ceramics Fair

This festival of modern ceramics and design (which takes place over the first weekend of October 2018) will offer a growing audience the opportunity to engage more closely with material, meet designers, and explore more widely a global movement towards sustainable, low impact – high quality craft and design.

Additional activities will take place at other venues in the city – details to be confirmed in due course.


5 – 7 October 2018

A curated selling exhibition of modern design. Showing work from established and emerging designers across a variety of disciplines.

Day Of Clay at 

6 October 2018

An explorative day of clay at the Centre of Ceramic Art, York Art Gallery. Immersive experiences led by professional ceramicists as well as a range of hands-on activities and demonstrations throughout the day.

School House Gallery

16RPM Ltd, in association with the School House Gallery York, is proud to launch their AW 2018 collection of functional tablewares, which will be used in the gallery cafe and be available to buy. These exclusive new ceramic sets have been commissioned by 16RPM from three exciting contemporary ceramicists: Jo Davis (London), whose sumptuous white porcelain ware has been given a gold lustre twist; Makiko Hastings (Harrogate), whose functional earthenware is beautifully contained with an understated pureness of colour and form; and Joseph Hartley (Manchester), who has developed playful and experimental new work in response to the needs of the gallery space.

16RPM at the School House Gallery Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PW
Open Tue-Sat 11:00-17:00
Tel: 07766 656030

Lotte Inch Gallery

Functional. Sculptural. British. Irish. New. An exhibition of contemporary ceramics from new and emerging talent. Featuring recent graduates from the Irish Design Council’s Ceramic Skills Course alongside local makers and potters. This exhibition runs in conjunction with ‘Last Leaf at Lotte Inch Gallery’ a display of bespoke furniture by talented craftsman Sam Parkin.

10 Bootham, York, YO30 7BL; Tel: 01904 848660
Friday 5th – Sunday 7th October.
Opening hours: Fri/Sat 10am – 5pm/ Sunday 11am-4pm

Janette Ray Booksellers

We have a good range of art, design and architecture books, including contemporary studio ceramics and will welcome all those attending Ceramics + Design Now. Free cloth bags on purchase of any item over £10 Look out for our themed window display for the event.

8 Bootham, York, YO30 7BL
Friday 5th – Sunday 7th October
Open Wednesday to Saturday 9.30am – 5.30pm or by appointment

Pyramid Gallery

AUTUMN EXHIBITION runs until 8th October with a collection of slip glazed ceramics by DYLAN BOWEN. Plus a special display of regularly stocked ceramic artists including BLANDINE ANDERSON, HANNAH ARNUP, PETER HAYES, CLIVE BOWEN and JOHN JELFS

43 Stonegate, York, YO1 8AW
Monday – Saturday 10am until 5pm, Sunday 12 until 4.30pm

According to McGee

S M A S H Pottery & Pop Art: The latest collections from selected Ceramicists and Designers. Minimalist, Rustic, and Boho creatives smash expectations of what ceramics and design can achieve. Riffing off the themes found in the exhibition of Pop Art hung alongside them, with some items forged in alternative mediums such as cement and the latest in innovative 3D printing, ‘S M A S H’ is an important exhibition of contemporary ceramics and design for browsers and collectors alike.

8 Tower Street, York, YO1 9SA; Tel 01904 671709