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Current & Upcoming Events

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
Dorset Art Weeks

Dorset Art Weeks returns 25 May – 9 June with over 250 venues, as well as activities and exhibitions celebrating the best of fine art, craft and making across the county For more details visit Dorset Art Weeks, 25 May – 9 June 2024

May 25, 2024 - June 9, 2024
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
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 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
WPA Anagama Firing at Kigbeare Community Kiln

We are renting the entire anagama kiln at Kigbeare for a firing this summer. Those members taking part are already preparing their work and we will start stacking the kiln in mid-June. The firing will take 5 days and most of the potters with work in the kiln will be taking at least one shift in the firing rota. We…

June 28, 2024 - July 2, 2024
Online demonstration by Ben Davies

We are delighted that Ben Davies will be giving us a Zoom demonstration of his fascinating Nerikomi work in early July. More details in our May magazine, but in the meantime you can see a little more of his work on Instagram @bendaviesceramics

July 7, 2024 10:30 am - 12:30 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
Shaldon Annual Pottery Fair

Tina Hill-Art organises this event annually and this year a good representation of our WPA members are also exhibiting. To find out more information please use the links below:

August 10, 2024 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Social Firing

Following last year’s successful event we are returning to Tarka Pottery again this year over two consecutive days so that more members may take part. Further details, and details of how to book will be published in the July/August edition of the magazine and members will receive an email closer to the date containing the booking link(s). This is a…

September 15, 2024 - September 16, 2024
Created Festival

This curated festival celebrates contemporary and heritage crafts, primarily from North Devon, but from further afield. Pottery is a significant part of the area’s heritage and in light of this, clay has been selected as this year’s special focus material. An event in two halves: ‘Created’ is an area for individual makers, arts organisations, groups and galleries to showcase their…

September 21, 2024 - September 22, 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