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

Current & Upcoming Events

Karen Edwards Solo Exhibition

WPA member Karen Edwards will be staging her first solo exhibition in the beautiful setting of the Bishop’s Palace Garden, Wells. More details to follow

May 17, 2022 - June 19, 2022
Creating Spaces 2022

After several successful exhibitions at Abbey House Gardens, Malmesbury, Cotswold Sculptors Association have found a fantastic new venue for their annual show, Creating Spaces. A wide variety of sculptures from association members for both outdoor and indoor enjoyment will be available for sale. Cotswold Sculptors Association

June 1, 2022 - July 31, 2022
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. For further details follow this link.

June 10, 2022 - June 12, 2022
Ceramics Wales

Ceramic Wales will once again take place in 2022, on the 11th and 12th of June. Ceramic Wales has moved from it’s previous location and will be brought to you in collaboration with Bodrhyddan Hall, combining the Ceramic event with the long established Bodrhyddan Plant Fayre, with the addition of a third “food” element, bringing together the perfect combination of…

June 11, 2022 - June 12, 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. For further details use this link.

June 17, 2022 - June 19, 2022
Dorset Arts festival – Sculpture by the Lakes

The festival runs from the 23rd of June until the 3rd of July and is an exciting and award-winning five-day festival showcasing the best artists and makers in Dorset. There will be over 60 artists, crafters and makers gathered together at Sculpture by the Lakes to demonstrate their skills. The festival will run from 10 – 5pm every day and is a pre booked…

June 23, 2022 - July 3, 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. For further details follow this link.

July 29, 2022 - July 31, 2022
Exeter Potters’ Market 2022

The 2022 Exeter Potters’ Market has been booked for Saturday 30th July at its customary venue on Exeter Quay. This is a great opportunity for members to sell their work directly to the public in a supportive environment. Bookings are now full with a number of members on the waiting list. We have a wide selection of makers taking part…

July 30, 2022 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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
Social Firing

Following two years without a Social Firing due to Covid and other logistical issues, we are planning to return this year at a new venue and, subject to demand, over two consecutive days so that more members may take part. Further details, and details of how to book will be published in the May/June edition of the magazine.

September 5, 2022 - September 6, 2022
WPA Demonstration
Online demonstration by Lisa Katzenstein

We are very pleased that Lisa has agreed to do an online demonstration of her Modern Maiolica work. Further details will be published in the July edition of the magazine but you can tale a look at Lisa’s work here.

September 17, 2022 10:00 am - 1:00 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
Autumn Gathering

Save the date for the 2022 Autumn Gathering to be held at The Kenn Centre. Further details will appear in the magazine nearer the date.

October 2, 2022 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
WPA Exhibition at RHS Rosemoor

We are delighted to be holding a Westcountry Potters Members’ Exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of the Garden Room at RHS Rosemoor, near Great Torrington. The exhibition will run from 8th to 23rd October 2022 between the hours of 10am and 5pm, and is a fantastic opportunity for members. Full application details can be found in the March/April edition of…

October 8, 2022 - October 23, 2022
Tavistock Potters’ Market 2022

We will be returning to the Butchers Hall, Tavistock for our Autumn Potters’ Market on Saturday 25th October. Further details will be published in the magazine closer to the date.

October 15, 2022 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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
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