Ceramica Botanica

Sat 20 - Sun 21 Apr 2024 10am - 5pm FREE WITH GARDEN ADMISSION - NO BOOKING REQUIRED

The National Botanic Garden of Wales and South Wales Potters host a weekend celebrating clay with workshops, exhibitions, and more.

Visitors to the Botanic Garden will have a rare opportunity to meet some of South Wales’ most talented ceramicists this April, as over 25 potters gather to exhibit their work in the iconic Great Glasshouse.

Ceramica Botanica is organised by South Wales Potters – a group of over 350 ceramicists from across South Wales – and offers a unique chance to see potters from across the full stretch of South Wales as they gather for one weekend only.

With the most recent series of The Great Pottery Throwdown having once again thrown the spotlight on pottery, more people than ever are taking an interest in clay. Ceramica Botanica presents the perfect opportunity to explore all that the art of ceramics has to offer, as visiting potters share their skills and run drop-in workshops throughout the weekend. Visitors will be able to watch demonstrations including raku firing, as well as various making and decoration techniques.

With the potters’ work ranging from gas-fired raku vases to delicate porcelain mugs, jewellery, and more, there is much to see – and all pieces on display will also be available for purchase.