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ICF festival postponed, but celebration of ceramics continues

The International Ceramics Festival have postpone their traditional festival until 2022. However they will still be celebrating ceramics during the 2021 ICF weekend!

Over the past months they have been exploring their archives dating back to the festival’s beginning in 1987. On Saturday July 3rd they will be hosting REWIND - Over 30 years of the International Ceramics Festival at Aberystwyth, an online showcase of cherry-picked archive highlights selected by you and focusing on memorable performances and spectacular live firings.

The programme will also feature live performance by Angela Tait and we will hear from Steve Mattison about the early years of ICF and his involvement with the International Ceramics Studio at Kecskemet, Hungary.

For Friday July 2nd, the ICF have teamed up with COCA (Centre of Ceramic Art at York Art Gallery) who have been running outstanding symposia on ceramics over the past couple of years. Together they will be presenting Ceramics and Lockdown - Performance, a series of online presentations centred around ‘lockdown performance’ made by ceramic artists during the past year.

Instead of an on-site festival, Aberystwyth Arts Centre will be opening its doors to the local community this year with a community workshop run by 2019 demonstrator Wendy Lawrence.

All their events this July will be free but a donation button will be available on their website should you wish to support the festival in 2022. More information about the event programme and how to access the live stream will be available on their website in the coming weeks so stay tuned!