View current & upcoming events including workshops, festivals, exhibitions and many more from the Westcountry Potters community.

Current & Upcoming Events

Annual Demonstration and General Meeting

We are very pleased to announce that Peter Hayes has agreed to be our demonstrator for the 2024 AGM. Peter will start our day with a presentation about his work, influences and travels supported by his son Justin.  This is likely to include descriptions of his annual ongoing large-scale project in a palace in Udaipur but much else besides.  He…

March 17, 2024 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Toasted Ceramic fair

TOASTED is a ceramic fair based in the Midlands, TOASTED first started at the Long Eaton Art Room in 2023 but is now at The Wardwick -Derby Museum and Art Gallery in March 23rd/24th 2024! There will be 37 potters showcasing their work in a wide range of domestic, decorative, thrown, sculpted and designed ceramics. There will lots of potters…

March 23, 2024 - March 24, 2024
DCPG Potters Open Day
March 24, 2024 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Ceramic Symposium

Messums Org is pleased to announce its annual ceramic symposium, featuring an array of ceramic artist’s, researchers, experts and museum professionals. The symposium will explore ecological and environmental approaches and concerns with ceramic practice, drawing from themes in our ‘of the Earth’ exhibition. Talks will look at wild clay and the practice of natural clay and glaze foraging; the global…

April 6, 2024
Online demonstration with Paul Smith

Save the date! We are delighted that Paul Smith will be giving us a Zoom demonstration this spring. More details in the March magazine, but in the meantime you can see his work here.

April 13, 2024 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ceramic Art London

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April 19, 2024 - April 21, 2024
Kazuya Ishida Throwing Workshop

Kazuya Ishida  was apprenticed to Lisa Hammond, after a 7 year apprenticeship to Living National Treasure, Isezaki Jun.  He is a charming and very talented potter and speaks English! He is exhibiting in Europe and we are lucky that he is running a workshop at Kigbeare in April Please book directly at

April 26, 2024 - April 28, 2024
Potfest – Glynde Place

Potfest – Glynde Place is set in parkland immediately in front of a grand Elizabethan country house on the doorstep of the South Downs. The show is within easy access by road and rail from Brighton, Eastbourne and Lewes. Over 90 makers have been selected to showcase a wide and diverse range of work that is guaranteed to delight and…

May 10, 2024 9:30 am - May 12, 2024 4:30 pm
Spring Potfest In The Pens – Penrith

Potfest in the Pens – Penrith is the UK’s original ceramics market. Held in the agricultural market on the outskirts of Penrith. Exhibiting space is a large metal barred cattle pen, the front gates of which will have been removed. For details

May 25, 2024 - May 27, 2024
WPA Gallery at Craft Festival Bovey Tracey

We have once again applied to host the WPA Exhibition Gallery at the Bovey Craft Festival in June 2024 with over 20 members represented displaying a wide variety of work. Applications for members who wish to exhibit will open on 22nd January 2024 using the form in the bookings area of the members’ website.

June 7, 2024 10:00 am - June 9, 2024 5:00 pm
Potfest – Scotland

SET IN THE BEAUTIFUL GROUNDS OF SCONE PALACE, PERTH – THE HOME OF THE STONE OF DESTINY. Under large marquees across the palace lawns, meet the 90 studio ceramics artists taking part. Wander Scone’s grounds, gardens and pinetum. Talk to the makers, discover what fuels their passion for clay and buy direct. Make a full day of your visit and…

June 7, 2024 10:00 am - June 9, 2024 4:00 pm
Potfest by the Lake – Compton Verney

Potfest by the Lake – Compton Verney will showcase outstanding ceramic artists under a number of large, open-sided marquees on immaculate lawns, overlooking the stunning lake. Compton Verney is an historic house and well-established, award-winning, arts venue set in 120 acres of stunning Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown parkland. Located just fifteen minutes from both Stratford upon Avon and Royal Leamington Spa,…

June 21, 2024 10:00 am - June 23, 2024 4:30 pm
Potfest – South West

Potfest South West will be held in the show field for the Gillingham and Shaftesbury country fair, just off the B3081, Shaftesbury to Gillingham road. Over 90 makers have been selected to showcase a wide and diverse range of work that is guaranteed to delight and inspire. Discover functional and decorative ceramics to suit all tastes and budgets and buy…

July 12, 2024 - July 14, 2024
Celebrating Ceramics

Celebrating Ceramics is an artist led event, showcasing the very best in the world of contemporary ceramics. This fine selection of artistic talent is set against the backdrop of Waterperry House and Gardens. Understand the creative talent first-hand with demonstrations from some of the artists. Meet and purchase directly from 140 of the leading ceramic artists. There will also be…

July 19, 2024 10:00 am - July 21, 2024 5:30 pm
Potfest in the Park

All with very distinctive, individual styles. Set in the magnificent backdrop of Hutton-in-the-Forest on the edge of the beautiful Lake District National Park. Potfest in the Park takes place under large marquees on parkland in front of this magnificent country house. The potters’ special competition pieces are displayed on the lawns in front of the house, juxtaposing ancient architecture and…

July 26, 2024 10:00 am - July 28, 2024 5:00 pm
Exeter Potters’ Market

This year’s Exeter Potters’ Market will again take place in the Transit Shed on Exeter Quay. This is a great annual WPA tradition featuring a wide selection of members displaying and selling their work.

July 27, 2024 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Potfest Suffolk – Haughley Park

POTFEST SUFFOLK – HAUGHLEY PARK will be set in the parklands adjacent to this magnificent Jacobean Manor House. Over 90 makers will be selected to showcase a wide and diverse range of work that is guaranteed to delight and inspire. Discover functional and decorative ceramics to suit all tastes and budgets and buy direct from the makers. For more details…

August 9, 2024 - August 11, 2024
Autumnal Potfest in the Pens – Penrith

The late autumn version of the original market but at a time of year when visitors are beginning to think about buying for Christmas. Held in the agricultural market on the outskirts of Penrith. For details

October 18, 2024 - October 20, 2024
Tavistock Potters’ Market

The 2024 Tavistock Potters’ market will take place on the last Saturday in October and will once again feature over 20 WPA members exhibiting a wide variety of their original work.

October 26, 2024 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Potfest in the Pens – Melton Mowbray

Potfest in the Pens – Melton Mowbray is held in the agricultural market within a 5-minute walk of the town centre. For details

November 1, 2024 - November 3, 2024