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PURE Autumn Fine Art Fair


Saturday, 7 October 2017 to Sunday, 15 October 2017
Thursday, 7 September 2017 - 11:00am




Creativity is contagious… Pass it on! Albert Einstein


The Prestigious PURE Autumn Art Fair returns to the PowderMills Hotel, Battle, East Sussex between the 7 and 15 October and what better place is there to experience exceptional creativity than in a truly inspirational setting.   


The PowderMills is a stunning privately owned 18th Century listed Country House nestling in 150 acres of beautiful parklands, woods and large lakes, situated just outside the historic town of Battle, adjoining the famous Battlefield of 1066. 


The PURE Autumn Art Fair is a selected art fair showcasing the brightest upcoming and more established talent. Curated by Lesley Samms, it features the work of some sixty artists working across all fine art media including painting, drawing, printmaking, digital art, photography, sculpture, ceramics and glass. 


The Art Fair will be open everyday between 11am and 6pm and exhibitors will include well-known artists such as Simone Riley, current chair of Chalk Gallery, Lewes; Dani Humberstone current Vice President of the Society of Women Artists; Will Taylor PPSGFA and photo-montage artist Julie Andrews-Clifford, following her recent highly acclaimed solo exhibition /Cut at BlackShed Gallery, Robertsbridge.


For this 8th Edition PURE will be placing a key focus on ceramics with a range of talks, events and special exhibits planned. See website for details: or follow on social media facebook @purecontemporary.


Ceramics is one of the most ancient industries on the planet. Once humans discovered that clay could be dug up and formed into objects by first mixing with water and then firing, the industry was born. The word "ceramics" comes from the Greek keramikos (κεραμικος), meaning "pottery", which in turn comes from keramos (κεραμος) meaning "potter's clay". Most traditional ceramic products were made from clay (or clay mixed with other materials), shaped and subjected to heat. 


Early pots were made by what is known as the "coiling" method, which worked the clay into a long string that wound to form a shape that later made smooth walls. The potter’s wheel is thought by modern scholars to have been invented in Mesopotamia around the 4th millennium BC, however south-eastern Europe and China have also been claimed as possible places of origin.

There is a long history of ceramic art in almost all developed cultures and ceramic objects are often the only artistic evidence left from vanished cultures. Studio Pottery is made by artists working alone or in small groups, producing unique items or short runs, typically with all stages of manufacture carried out by one person. Ceramic art and studio pottery has seen a resurgence in popularity and renewed recognition in recent years, due in no small part to television programmes such as the Great Pottery Throw Down featuring Kate Malone and Keith Brymer Jones and high profile contemporary ceramic artists such as Edmund de Waal OBE and Grayson Perry CBE RA.


Ceramic artists exhibiting at the PURE Autumn Art Fair will include Celia Allen, Barbara Green-Blower, Elia Pagliarino, Stephanie Wright, Jemma Wyllie and Maria Zervudachi.


PURE Autumn Art Fair

The PowderMills Hotel, Battle TN 33 0SP

7 – 15 October 2017

Open daily 11am – 6pm








Curator :

Venue ( Address ): 

Powdermills Lane, Battle, TN33 0SP

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