If you’ve been drinking from old chipped mugs, it might be time for a ceramics upgrade – and just in time for your spring cleaning, the Sydney Ceramics Market is coming this October 7.
Taking over Bay 25 and the Elston Room at Carriageworks will be a veritable festival of all things ceramics, with artistry, craft, demonstrations, exhibitions, industry speakers and of course stalls to purchase some seriously beautiful wares.
The market comes amidst a ceramics renaissance of sorts. The centuries-old technique of creating pieces using high heat has had somewhat of a boom over the past decade, with creatives and hobbyists taking the art to interesting new places. A quick glance in homewares stores and on platforms like Etsy and you’ll notice these products are in high demand.
For a $5 entry fee (kids under 12 are free) you’ll have access to the work of more than 90 artists and ceramic makers who will be showing (and selling) their clay creations.
You may be curious to try your hand or you might want to take home some keepsakes of your own – luckily you can do it all at the Sydney Ceramics Market. If you’ve always wanted to give ceramics a go ever since watching Demi Moore and Patrick Swazye in Ghost many moons ago, here’s your chance to learn more about the craft. You’ll be able to catch a glimpse of a wheel-throwing demonstration and they’ll be offering some top tips for those keen to get their hands dirty.
Your kitchen table settings are about to get a whole lot more chic. Cheers to that!
If you’d like to learn more about which artists will be showcasing at the Sydney Ceramics Market, head over here.