Future ceramic designers to quiz Hemingway at Ceramics 2013

Aspiring ceramic designers will get a unique opportunity to meet UK design guru Wayne Hemingway at Ceramics 2013.

More than 30 students from ceramics design courses at Staffordshire University, Newcastle-under-Lyme College and Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College are being invited to an exclusive question and answer session on design with the Red or Dead founder.

Ceramics 2013 on September 26 has a Made in the UK design theme and Hemingway has been booked as the keynote speaker at the event lunch.

Regarded as a leader in modern British design, Hemingway began working in fashion with Red or Dead before founding Hemingway Design which has allowed him to branch out into varied aspects of design, including ceramics.

Max Dudson, Chair of Ceramics 2013, said: “We are delighted that Wayne has given up his time to meet the students.”

Both the past and future of our industry is heavily reliant on good design and we wanted to give the ceramics designers of the future the opportunity to meet and draw inspiration from Wayne.”

Ceramics 2013 brings together companies from across the industry and its supply chain.

Together with the appearance of Wayne Hemingway, this year’s design theme will be supported by a design immersion seminar and the offer of free consultations with experts from the Design Council.

Ceramics 2013 is the latest in an annual series of events organised by industry leaders for the industry. The event is organised by a steering committee consisting of representatives from the British Ceramic Confederation, North Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce, Dudson, Endeka Ceramics, Ceram, Emma Bridgewater, Wade, Valentine Clays and Stoke-on-Trent City Council, the event is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and industry sponsorship. 

This year has seen a change of venue, to the new CoRE exhibition centre, Stoke-on-Trent, and the introduction of live demonstrations for the first time.

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Notes to Editors: 

From designer makers to large manufacturers, the British ceramics industry is renowned the world over.  Ceramics 2013 is a major industry event bringing together ceramics companies and their suppliers to both celebrate and market the industry and showcase its future as a design-led, iconic British success story. 

UK Ceramic Industry Key Facts 

  • The ceramics industry has sales, including supply chain, of £2 billion with more than 20,000 people are employed in the industry and its suppliers
  • Total export sales value more than £500 million. 
  • The sector includes bricks, wall and floor tiles, clay roof tiles, tableware, sanitaryware, technical ceramics, refractories and materials suppliers