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International Ceramics Fair 2020 | CoVid-19

News about the International Ceramics Fair 2020, 12.06.2020:
Official cancellation of the Ceramics Fair 2020 / “Ceramic Promenade”

It has been known for some time, that the ceramic days 2020 cannot take place in their usual form: In Mid- March, Major events were banned without any exception until 31. August 2020 already. But we, the event team of the ceramic days, kept working on our “ceramic market alternative “: The ceramic promenade, with all our strength. The concept provided a new place for the ceramic market, which usually takes place on the Schlossplatz. Therefore, the ceramic market would have been across the inner city of Oldenburg. Together with the ceramicists, we would have used small squares and empty shops to present the ceramics. But last Monday, the government of Lower Saxony published the current ordinance to control the Corona Virus, which makes the implementation of our concept impossible.

Special markets are allowed now, but only under very constrained conditions: We would have to shut down our event, demand entrance fees, avoid crowds at all costs and only 1000 people would be allowed to attend the event at the same time – a requirement that is difficult to control in our contexts. It wouldn’t be possible for the visitors to take anything into their own hands and the opportunities of exchange would be extremely limited.

Due to all these requirements, we unfortunately no longer consider this intensive and costly planning of an alternative event to be feasible – waiting for further relaxations and new regulations is no longer possible for our timeframe.

This is why we have to cancel the alternative ceramic promenade with a heavy heart.

However, in this current situation, we all have the opportunity to not lose our courage, to support each other and look forward to a calmer and peaceful situation. We all look forward to the International Ceramic Days 2021 with hope! The Werkschule will of course not be idle in the upcoming future. We will continue keeping the `ball` going and we will keep thinking about ways to support and publicise the ceramic scene in the next weeks and months.

With many greetings from Oldenburg,
Your Werkschule

Ceramic Event with an European Format

Once a year the Werkschule presents itself as a member of the Ceramic-Community at an international level. Situated around the noble Schloss in the city-center of Oldenburg it hosts the International Ceramic Fair which includes a ceramic market, presentation of professional prizes, special exhibits and artist showcases. The fair ensures that collectors and enthusiasts alike are offered an exquisite range of works from artistic creations to high-quality tableware. 

Based upon strict criteria a jury of professionals within the field chooses over a hundred workshops and ceramic artists to present their current work. The ceramic market is accompanied by an interesting program wich includes a guided tour of the market, audience awards and a quiz.


Ceramics market

International ceramics art before the backdrop of Oldenburg Castle. The open-air market for strolling around, discovering and shopping.

Participants 2020

All participants of the current International Ceramic Fairs – here’s an overview for you.

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