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

Current & Upcoming Events

Breaking with Tradition: British Ceramics Biennial

In a new partnership, The #BurtonAtBideford and the British Ceramics Biennial celebrate the importance of heritage and place in the progression of contemporary ceramics. Details on the website:…/breaking-with…/… Image: British Ceramics Biennial © Vicky Lindo & Bill Brookes

January 14, 2022 - March 20, 2022
Featured Event
AGM & Demonstration by Roger Cockram

The 2022 AGM of the Association will take place on Sunday 27th March. Our demonstrator, Roger Cockram, will kick off the day’s proceedings at 10:30 and at 11:30 prompt we will hold our AGM. The afternoon will be devoted to Roger’s demonstration and we will finish between 4:00 and 4:30 pm. Roger will also be bringing work for sale on…

March 27, 2022 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sheffield Ceramics Festival

Approximately 40 leading and up and coming potters/ceramic artists largely drawn from the environs of Sheffield but also including guest potters from other areas, will be exhibiting and offering work for sale at our second festival at Kelham Island Museum. For more details:

April 2, 2022 - April 3, 2022
Ceramic Art London

More details to follow when published.

April 8, 2022 - April 10, 2022
Potfest – Glynde Place

** New Venue for 2022 ** Potfest SE will sit alongside Potfest Scotland, being squarely between the Park/Compton and the Pens style events. Although it’s a selected event the artists/work will be selected to curate a wide and diverse event, catering for all tastes and budgets. Just as with The Park, Scotland & Compton Verney, the work is displayed from…

April 22, 2022 - April 24, 2022
Ceramics in Charnwood

Ceramics in Charnwood was started in 2011 as part of craft and design month – .. seen as an opportunity for local ceramic artists to show the public what they do and of course sell some work! Every year our market has grown and now represents a cross section of ceramics from all over the East Midlands, and beyond. For one…

May 8, 2022 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Potfest in the Pens – Penrith

Now split over two dates, one early Summer and the other at the end of Autumn. The Pens events hold true to their original values, still held in a cattle markets and still by far the cheapest (to take part in) major ceramics events in the UK. Both of the Penrith shows are unselected events with exhibitors’ names being drawn…

June 3, 2022 - June 5, 2022
Potfest Scotland

Spread across four large marquees on the Palace lawns, meet the 80 studio ceramics artists taking part. Wandering through the spaces, talk to the makers, discover more about them and their work, buying direct.

June 10, 2022 - June 12, 2022
Craft Festival – Bovey Tracey

Once again we will be exhibiting work from a number of Westcountry Potters Association members at the annual Bovey Tracey Craft Fair, this year restored to its traditional June timeslot. Applications for members to have their work considered for selection are now open. Please read the article in the January Magazine before applying. Applications from members only can be made…

June 17, 2022 - June 19, 2022
Potfest by the Lake

Following its successful inaugural year, Potfest returns to Compton Verney in 2022. As well as hosting Potfest, Compton Verney is a cultural destination in itself. With its magnificent, historic house, 6 permanent collections and regularly changing exhibitions and the beautiful 120 acres of Lancelot “Capability” Brown Park Lands.

June 17, 2022 - June 19, 2022
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 a range of demonstrations and talks by leading ceramic artists. And there will be an amazing range of food, drink and…

July 15, 2022 - July 17, 2022
Potfest in the Park

Over 100 exhibitors from throughout the UK, Europe and beyond. All with very distinctive, individual styles. Set in the backdrop of Hutton-in-the-Forest on the edge of the beautiful Lake District National Park.

July 29, 2022 - July 31, 2022
Art in Clay

Returning for a second year to its new venue at Windsor Racecourse, Art in Clay remains one of the major ceramics festivals in the UK.

August 19, 2022 - August 21, 2022
Ceramics in Southwell

A ceramics fair with leading regional and national ceramicists, plus workshops and demonstrations. Ceramics In Southwell

August 28, 2022 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Only Clay

Following a successful first year in 2021, Only Clay returns to Kelham Island in 2022 featuring a number of the UK’s finest potters.

September 24, 2022 - September 25, 2022
Potfest in the Pens – Penrith

This year features a second visit to Penrith for Potfest in the Pens. The Pens events hold true to their original values, still held in a cattle markets and still by far the cheapest (to take part in) major ceramics events in the UK. Both of the Penrith shows are unselected events with exhibitors’ names being drawn from a ballot….

October 28, 2022 - October 30, 2022
Potfest in the Pens – Melton Mowbray

New for 2022, Potfest in the Pens visits a Midlands venue. Just like the Pens – Penrith, this event will be held in a cattle market. It’s an unselected event with exhibitors’ names being drawn from a ballot. Anyone who is unsuccessful in the initial draw simply gets added to the waiting list and spaces are allocated as and when…

November 4, 2022 - November 6, 2022