Earth and Fire in Rufford 2016

Potters from across the UK and mainland Europe will be on route to Rufford this week to set up their stalls to be ready for the opening of Earth & Fire International Ceramic Fair.

For the potters have been spending long hours at their work benches and wheels, sculpting, throwing, glazing, packing kilns and firing to be ready with work to bring to the ancient abbey ruins and courtyards.

Now in its 22nd year Earth & Fire attracts thousands of visitors over the three days all looking for unique handmade work.

With over 130 individual potters, along with trade stands, if you're interested in clay you'll find it at Earth & Fire. From garden sculptures to teapots there's will truly be something for everyone.

Rufford Abbey,