THERE will be even greater English trade interest in one of the big success stories of recent years on the New York fairs scene – The New York Ceramics Fair. The fair, which has expanded from four to five days and will run at the National Academy of Design Museum, 1083 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street, from January 14 to 18 with a preview party on the evening of January 13.

This is the fifth year of the ceramics fair and, once again, it will host 40 specialist dealers in ceramics, glass and enamels, some 15 of them from England.

Jonathan Horne, Garry Atkins and John Howard are among the English dealers participating and they, like many other English pottery specialists, already have a strong American client base.

The exhibitors will not be the only English dealers in town as, to coincide with the fair, the New York auction houses mount ceramics sales which will undoubtedly tempt many a Limey Stateside. At the fair, commerce will be accompanied by culture in the form of an extensive series of lectures. The show is put together by California-based promoters Caskey-Lees and admission is $15.