International Ceramics Fair Oldenburg

Piece of ceramics art at the market. | Photocredits: Pressestelle Werkschule – Werkstatt für Kunst und Kulturarbeit e.V.

Ceramics, art and artists – in August this year the 36th International Ceramics Fair will take place in Oldenburg. About 120 ceramics artists from twelve different countries will show their mastery at the ceramics market at Oldenburg castle.

Unique art, functional pieces, design ceramics, decoration and pottery for the garden are on display and waiting for an ceramics enthusiast to buy them.

Market at Oldenburg castle at the ceramics fair Oldenburg

The ceramics market in front of Oldenburg castle. | Photocredits: Press office Werkschule – Werkstatt für Kunst und Kulturarbeit e.V.



A lot to discover at the International Ceramics Fair Oldenburg

Special exhibits, artists showcases and presentation of professional prizes will entertain you and leave you in amazement about the art of ceramics. The exhibition „brandnew – brandneu“, shows up to date works of the artists oft the fair as well as the exhibition „The beauty of structure“ with objects created by the netherlandish artist Beatrijs van Rheeden are on display in the castle.

Ceramic objects exposition at ceramics fair oldenburg

Exposition: Ceramics on display at the fair. | Photocredits: Press office Werkschule – Werkstatt für Kunst und Kulturarbeit e.V.

A look behind the creative scenes

Before the fair starts, on August the 3rd 2018, visitors can participate in the „Ceramic Portrait“-workshop. This year the award winning ceramics artist Ann Van Hoey from Belgium and newcomer Keith Varney from Great Britain will show you how they create their pieces and share stories of their carreer paths.

ceramics objects from Ann Van Hoey

Two objects from artist Ann Van Hoey. | Photocredits: Press office Werkschule – Werkstatt für Kunst und Kulturarbeit e.V.




Van Hoey is known for her clear, geometrical Shapes. Varney impresses also with geometrical structure and a distinctive groove pattern. The „Ceramic Portrait“-workshop takes place from 10 to 5 o‘ clock. The ticket fee is 60 Euro. You’ll find the application form for the workshop, a list of participants as well as more information on the official website. More dates for markets in Niedersachsen are published under the section „Marktkalender“ on this website.

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