Ceramic Wales 2016

Wrexham Glyndŵr University were lucky enough to have the chance to host 50+ international designer makers looking to exhibit and sell their work at our Ceramic Wales arts festival this year.

One of the country’s top art festivals, the event was held from September 2-4 at our School of Creative Arts, with the line-up including Guy Routledge, Niek Hoogland, Christy Keeney, Mark Smith and organisers Wendy Lawrence and Wayne Clarke.

The School of Creative Arts has recently been ranked number one in Wales and 12th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide.

“It is a major coup for Wrexham Glyndŵr to have so many of the industry’s standard-bearers display their collections here,” said Cerys Alonso, Programme Leader in Applied Arts, before the event had been held.

“As well as exhibiting and selling work, we will have demonstrations, talks and workshops, trade stands, installations, a barbecue and plenty for families and children to enjoy.

“This is one of the most important dates in the diary for us and we look forward to Ceramic Wales 2016 being the best ever.”

The free festival also allowed visitors the opportunity to chat with the artists and take part in demonstrations and workshops.

It all went down a treat, we’re excited for next year already! Big thank you to everyone who was involved in the event.

The School will be holding evening classes in ceramics, glass and jewellery this October. Email c.alonso@glyndwr.ac.uk for details.

Some images from Ceramic Wales 2016 can be seen below, or take a look at the event’s Facebook page for more of the fabulous photographs taken throughout the set-up and execution.


Lesa and Claire, current students, producing Ceramic Wales badges for exhibitors to wear at the event.


Anne Haworth


Ben Davies


Georgina Wright


John Scott