About us

2014 onwards

25th January:WPA Social Lunch at Broomhill Art Hotel, Barnstaple
15th March: WPA Annual General Meeting at Plymouth College of Art with guest demonstrator Clive Bowen
29th April: Studio visit to Nick Mackman, near Okehampton
22nd May: Studio visit to Svend Bayer, Sheepwash, Beaworthy
6th to 8th June: Exhibition at Contemporary Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey
26th July: Annual Potters’ Market on the Quay at Exeter
19th August: Social Firing Day at Highfield Ceramics, near Tiverton
28th September: Studio visit and Demonstration by Yo Thom
25th October: Talk and Slideshow by Peter Hayes
19th November: Studio Visit to Penny Simpson, Moretonhampstead

2015

8th February: Social Lunch at Cafe du Parc, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford
21st March:AGM and Annual Demonstration at Plymouth College with guest demonstrator Mark Smith
26th April: Demonstration by Gareth Mason at West Camel Village Hall
20th May: Visit to British Ceramic Tile Factory
5th to 7th June: WPA Gallery at The Contemporary Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey
25th July: Annual Potters’ Market on the Quay at Exeter
18th August: Social Firing Day at Highfield Ceramics, Tiverton
19th September: Demonstration by Claire Mahoney
20th October: Studio Visit and Demonstration by Lea Phillips
21st November: Studio Visit to Chris Taylor at Plymouth College of Art

2016

6th February: Social Lunch at RHS Rosemoor, Great Torrington
12th March: AGM Demonstration by guest demonstrator Richard Phethean at The Kenn Centre, Exeter
13th April: Workshop Visit and Demonstrations by Sabine Nemet and Nic Collins,
The Barn Pottery, Moretonhampstead
24th May: Studio Visit to Paul Jackson, Bodmin
10th – 12th June: WPA Gallery at The Contemporary Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey
30th June: workshop with Sue Luker at Aveton Gifford
30th July: Annual Potters’ Market on the Quay at Exeter
16th August: Social Firing Day at Highfield Ceramics, Tiverton
25th September: Demonstration by Christine Gittins at Cossington Village Hall
6th October: Studio Visit to Taz Pollard and Nicola Crocker at South Molton
12th November: Demonstration with Paul Wearing at Cossington Village Hall

2017

5th February: social lunch at Broomhill Art Hotel and Sculpture garden, Barnstaple
12th March: AGM demonstration with guest demonstrator Maggie Curtis, at The Kenn Centre, Exeter
7th April: studio visit to Michael Taylor, Ashwater
5th May: raku kiln building workshop with Mike Cowton, Elaine Hughes and John Watson, Red Earth Studios, Bickleigh
23rd May: studio visit to Adela Powell, Calstock
9th to 11th June: WPA Gallery at the Contemporary Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey
22nd July: Exeter Potters’ Market, Transit Shed, Exeter Quay
11th August: Social Firing Day at Highfield Ceramics, Tiverton
16th September: studio visit to Doug and Jennie Phillips, Queen Camel
13th October: Glazing workshop with Taz Pollard and Nicola Crocker, South Molton
12th November: demonstration by Jeremy Nichols at Cossington Village Hall

2018

3rd February: social lunch at Dartington Hall, Dartington
25th March: AGM demonstration with guest demonstrator Geoffrey Swindell, at The Kenn Centre, Exeter
7th April: photography workshop with Adrian Bates at Cossington Village Hall
7th to 9th June: WPA Gallery at the Contemporary Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey
1st July: 2nd Festival of Ceramics at Barnstaple Pannier Market organised by Tracey Benton; 23 WPA ceramicists had tables
28th July: Exeter Potters’ Market, Transit Shed, Exeter Quay
7th to 9th September: ‘Clayfest@25’ Members’ firing weekend and celebration at Teign Valley Community Hall, Christow
29th September to 14th October: ‘WPA@25’ selected members’ exhibition at RHS Rosemoor
8th December: talk and demonstration by WPA president Tim Andrews at Woodbury Village Hall

2019

23rd February: social lunch at Broomhill Art Hotel and Sculpture garden, Barnstaple
24th March: AGM demonstration with guest demonstrator Amanda Popham, at The Kenn Centre, Exeter
26th April: studio visit to RAMP (Roop and Al make pots) Silverton
12th May: Presentation and talk by Peter Lane, Kenn Centre, Kennford
30th June : 3rd Festival of Ceramics at Barnstaple Pannier Market
20th July : Exeter Potters’ Market at the Transit Shed, Exeter Quay
7th August: social firing day, Highfield Ceramics, Tiverton
5th September: studio visit to Jennie Hale, St. Neot, Cornwall
8th November: pottery sculpture workshop by Rebecca Buck, Highfield Ceramics, Tiverton