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Second annual contemporary ceramic arts show returning to Wrexham

Live kiln firing, talks and demonstrations are set to light up a second annual contemporary ceramic arts show.

Ceramic Wales takes place at the School of Creative Arts, Wrexham Glyndwr University, from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 September 2017.

International experts, curators and educationalists will be passing on their skills, while there will be an opportunity for all visitors to buy directly from ceramic makers.

Highlights of the programme include Wrexham artist Tim Pugh leading a community project, with members of the public able to decorate a large mural based on local heritage and geography.

Event organiser Wayne Clark, from Wrexham Glyndwr University’s School of Creative Arts, said: “Our first event last year was a huge success and we’re delighted to be opening the doors of the art school to the public once again for everyone to celebrate everything related to ceramics.

“There will be some excellent artwork on show for people to buy and the interactive side of the show is expected to be popular again.

“People of all ages and abilities will get the opportunity to try hand building and throwing a pot on the wheel.”

Works by David and Margaret Ffrith form the centrepiece of the event’s main exhibition, ‘Made in Wales.’

The couple have been creating pottery for more than 50 years out of their workshop on the outskirts of Denbigh. Both have exhibited widely in the UK and overseas.

Other guest speakers include Dan Boyle, Ann Gibbs, Roger Cockram, Christy Keeney and Rob Parr.

Refreshments will be available throughout the weekend and admission is free for all visitors.

Ceramic Wales runs from 10am to 5pm on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 September and 10am to 4pm on Sunday 3 September.

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