4 & 5 March 2023

York Racecourse, Knavesmire Road, York YO23 1EX


4 & 5 March 2023

York Racecourse, Knavesmire Road, York YO23 1EX


Throughout the weekend we will feature a number of informal sessions where some of our exhibitors demonstrate techniques of importance in their work.

The demonstrations take place right in the centre of the exhibition space and are included with your ticket – no need to book.

Saturday 4 March

11:30 - Katie Braida

Katie will demonstrate some of the handbuilding techniques she uses for creating her sculptural vessels as well as how she refines and textures the forms.

13:30 - RAMP

RAMP is a creative collaboration between Alice Hartford & Roop Johnstone, making slip decorated earthenware and porcelain. Roop & Al will be demonstrating together, working on making and decorating taller forms we are currently making into lampbases. Alice will demonstrate her slip decorating techniques, painting thin layers of slip, application of paper stencils and scraffito work. Roop will demonstrate making taller forms on the wheel using a combination of assembling separate forms and throwing large coils to build a form.

15:30 - James Hake

James will be demonstrating how to make a square vase on the wheel.

Image by Ben Boswell

Sunday 5 March

11:30 - Steve Booton

Steve’s demonstration will cover texture and faceting small pots and a large moon jar.

13:30 - Hannah McAndrew

Hannah will be demonstrating how she slip trails a piece of flatware. She will talk about her slip trailers and the way she lays out her designs.

Image by Shannon Tofts

15:30 - Emily Stubbs

Drawing inspiration from her 2D paper collages and sketches, York native Emily will demonstrate how she translates these into clay, building up layer upon layer of slips and glazes using various decorating techniques in clay, such as under-glazing, sgraffito, mono-printing and mark making. The finished vessels have a similar graphic quality to them, with bold colour, strong line and intuitive mark making.