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

Current & Upcoming Events

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
Bellhouse by Roop Johnstone

Conceived by artist and ceramicist Roop Johnstone, Bellhouse is a playful, interactive sound sculpture.  Comprised of 34 ceramic Bells situated in an open sided house structure, it uses motion capture and robotic beaters to respond to visual data, translating it into the sounds of the bells. Burton at Bideford art gallery & museum Kingsley Road, Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ 17…

May 17, 2021 - July 12, 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
Contemporary Passions

This up & coming exhibition is packed full of Devon Artist work, from South Hams Arts Forum, SHAF. A must see event at Harbour House Kingsbridge Devon.

June 29, 2021 - July 11, 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
Featured Event
Exeter Potters’ Market

The 2021 Exeter Potters’ Market is booked for Saturday July 31st. A great opportunity for WPA members to meet and sell their work to the public without commission charges. A 6′ x 2’6″ table costs £33 and is supplied ready for you, but please bring your own suitable table covering. Unfortunately we are unable to permit shared tables due to current…

July 31, 2021 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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
Online Demonstration by Patricia Shone

Patricia Shone lives and works on the Isle of Skye and gets much of the inspiration for her wonderful pottery from the rocks, sea and landscape there. She makes deeply textured bowls, jars and boxes which reflect this and which all have a deep sense of mystery and a commanding presence. Her website contains many wonderful images and information about…

September 5, 2021 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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
Autumn Gathering

Save the date for what we hope will be our return to meeting in person. The Autumn Gathering is an informal opportunity to meet, swap ideas and inspiration and clear out your studio in our Bring & Buy sale. More details to follow closer to the date.

October 3, 2021 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tavistock Potters’ Market

Following the success of our first market in Tavistock we are returning in 2021. Full details have now been published in the May/June magazine along with the application form. NOTE: This is now fully booked and has a waiting list.

October 16, 2021 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Online demonstration by Arwyn Jones

Our demonstrator in October will be Arwyn Jones. More details nearer the date.

October 17, 2021
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