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

Current & Upcoming Events

WPA Exhibition at The Devon Guild

The Devon Guild of Craftsmen is hosting an exhibition of work by selected members of the Association from 13th March until 9th May in their Riverside Gallery. Due to Covid restrictions, the initial opening of the exhibition will be digital with exhibition tours and featured works. Government guidance permitting the exhibition will open for visitors on 14th April.

March 13, 2021 - May 9, 2021
Creating Spaces 2021

Indoor and Outdoor sculpture exhibition organised by Cotswold Sculptors Association and featuring several works by WPA members

March 21, 2021 - May 31, 2021
Delamore Art 2021

Delamore Arts and Sculpture Exhibition takes place annually, every day including Bank Holidays. The exhibition presents the largest collection of artist’s work in one place in the South West. For more information see Delamore Arts (

May 17, 2021 - June 20, 2021
Dorset Arts Weeks

Dorset Arts Weeks takes place at the end of May and early June 2021. For more details visit Dorset Art Weeks, 23 May – 7 June 2020 Amongst others artists, WPA member Babs Kirby will be exhibiting in the Artwey Marquee from 23-31 May at Nothe Fort, Barrack Road, Weymouth DT4 8UD. Fellow WPA member Tiffany Scull will also be exhibiting at…

May 22, 2021 - June 6, 2021
WPA AGM 2021

After a fallow year in 2020 due to Covid we have decided to hold a virtual AGM in 2021 using Zoom. Invitations will be emailed to members early in April so that you can book to attend. Sadly this will just be a business meeting with no demonstrator, but we do our utmost to return to normal in 2022.

May 23, 2021 10:30 am - 12:30 am
The Ceramics Congress Online Ceramics Festival

A 5 day online ceramics event with contributions by potters from all over the world, including some familiar faces from the UK. To sign up visit Hey! Come back ❤ (

May 27, 2021 - May 31, 2021
2021 Sculpture exhibition and Ashburner prize

An important showcase for West Country Artists, sculpture exhibitions have been held every year within Stone Lane Gardens since 1992. Among the groves of trees, pools and streams, individual sculptures can be seen within their own natural ‘frames’. The gardens create a magical setting for the exhibition which is loved by visitors of all ages.

June 1, 2021 - October 31, 2021
Potfest – Compton Verney

This is a new venue for Potfest in 2021 and the nearest to our “patch” in the South West. WPA members will be exhibiting.

June 25, 2021 - June 27, 2021
Exeter Craft Festival – Cancelled!

A celebration of the very best artists & makers based in the South West in the historic setting of Exeter’s Cathedral Green.

July 1, 2021 - July 3, 2021
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 16, 2021 - July 18, 2021
Potfest in the Park

With the stunning backdrop of Hutton-in-the-Forest, Potfest in the Park is set out on the lawn of the grounds. Bringing over 100 exhibitors together on the edge of the Lake District National Park,  the show displays the best of ceramics from across the globe – leading artist with distinctive styles .

July 23, 2021 - July 25, 2021
Sheffield Ceramics Festival

Sheffield Ceramics Festival moves to a new site for its 2021 event.

July 24, 2021 - July 25, 2021
Potfest in the Pens

Set in Skirsgill Auction Mart, Penrith. Potfest in the Pens has a hands on energy – No art hype, no gallery glitz, just potters and public in a down to earth setting – a real Cumbrian day out.

July 30, 2021 - August 1, 2021
Craft Festival Cheltenham

The Craft Festival returns to Cheltenham after an enforced absence with a wonderful selection of makers, including WPA members.

August 13, 2021 - August 15, 2021
Art in Clay

Art in Clay Windsor is an outdoor summer event held at the Royal Windsor Racecourse which is set on the River Thames and in the shadow of Windsor Castle. A large event of over 200 exhibitors, including a full programme of talks & demonstrations and a Clay Creation Zone to fire your imagination.

August 20, 2021 - August 22, 2021
Craft Festival Bovey Tracey 2021

We are delighted to confirm that we will have our annual stand at the Craft Festival Bovey Tracey this September. We are looking forward to another excellent display from our members; the show is a wonderful opportunity for potters, ceramicists, and all types of clay makers to showcase work at a top national contemporary show. For 2021 we will follow…

September 10, 2021 - September 12, 2021
Devon Open Studios

Devon Open Studios is a unique opportunity to meet artists in their studios in some of the most beautiful, unexplored parts of Devon. In addition to being able to buy art direct from the creator, many demonstrate, give talks or give you a chance to have a go.

September 11, 2021 - September 26, 2021
Somerset Open Studios

Somerset Open Studios will take place this year. Visit Somerset Art Works » Somerset Open Studios 2020 + 2021 for more details.

September 18, 2021 - October 3, 2021
Tavistock Potters’ Market

Following the success of our first market in Tavistock we are returning in 2021. Full details will be published in the May/June magazine

October 16, 2021 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Only Clay

Only Clay is a new ceramics fair in the heart of Sheffield’s industrial past. Several WPA members will be exhibiting

November 6, 2021 - November 7, 2021
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