2014

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

2020

18th January: social lunch at The Devon Guild

NOTE: Events now impacted by Covid restrictions.  AGM, Bovey Tracey Craft Festival and Exeter Potters Market were all cancelled

11th July: Online demonstration by Wendy Lawrence

25th July: Online demonstration by Carolyn Genders

8th August: Online presentation by Linda Bloomfield

29th August: Online demonstration by John Stroomer from Australia

3rd October: Online demonstration by Doug Fitch and Hannah McAndrew

24th October: Potters Market held in The Butchers Hall, Tavistock

7th November: Online demonstration by Ross Emerson

2021

31st January: Online demonstration by Sally & Neil MacDonell

6th March: Online demonstration by Jim Robison

1993 to the present day: The Westcountry Potters Timeline

Commencing in 1993, members of the Westcountry Potters Association have been meeting, making and firing for over two decades. Acknowledgements and thanks are due to everyone who has contributed to this ongoing history of the Association.