Ceramics in the City

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I’ve just thrown the last few pots for next week’s trip to London. That gives me seven days to finish, dry and fire twice – not the best plan in the world, but some how it always seems to be like this with the few deadlines each year that I can’t move! (Shows, Christmas and perhaps the odd wedding list or two). Thankfully though I’ve actually got plenty of pots already, I just can’t help making a few more.

It is two years since I last attended the three day selling event in the contemporary wing of the Geffrye Museum in Shorditch. Generally these days I attend very few fairs with Ceramics in the City being an exception. Geographically it is situated about half a mile from Hoxton Square where I had my first pottery workshop after college some twenty plus years ago. The area is very trendy these days, but this part of East London has fond memories as I lived and worked in the area for close to ten years. Now a definite bonus is the abundance of mouth watering Vietnamese restaurants just a few hundred yards from the museum.

The Geffrye museum is a very pleasant environment to spend a few days standing around chatting to other potters and meeting customers old and new.

It is also a great place to visit for the day, with the interiors museum housing period rooms from 1600 to the present day, set in elegant 18th century almshouses. The contemporary wing and restaurant, which is surrounded by the walled herb garden, will have 50 selected potters selling their wares. There will also be a program of demonstrations and children’s workshops throughout the weekend. What’s more entry is free so why not come along!




Ceramics in the City 11 Geffrye Museum

A Selling Event Featuring 50 Potters. Admission Free

Preview Thursday 20 September 6.00 – 8.30pm

Friday 21 September and Saturday 22 September 10.00am – 5.00pm

Sunday 23 September 12noon – 5.00pm


  • aine beegan

    I love your work, I have two beautiful mugs and I would love to have more but I would also like to encourage people to buy and use these lovely items which give pleasure to every meal. I am looking forward to visiting the exhibition .

    • You have been entered into September’s draw to win a £40 Kitchen Pottery voucher!
      I’m pleased to here you enjoy using my pots – see you at the Geffrye.

  • fjordie

    Really looking forward to visiting the Geffrye and seeing new and familiar potters in a different location. I have one of your bread crocks and four mugs at the moment . . . . .