Events

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

Current & Upcoming Events

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
“Density & Lightness” by South West Sculptors

75 sculptures by 25 artists, including WPA members Angela Holmes and Eddie Kent “The Stillness Within” – Eddie Kent. Cathedral Entry £5 exhibition included. For more information and an exhibition catalogue see link

June 12, 2021 - August 30, 2021
Cotswold Sculptors Association present exhibition ‘Creating Spaces II’

A beautiful selection of sculptures displayed around the grounds and in the Kings Gallery, Picture Gallery and the Dining Room. Sunday – Wednesday during normal Castle opening hours. All sculptures will be for sale.

July 4, 2021 11:00 am - September 1, 2021 4:30 pm
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
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
WPA Demonstration
Demonstration by Craig Underhill

Held over from the 2020 AGM, Craig will be demonstrating at our second in person event following the Covid lockdown. This event will be free of charge to attend and further details will be published nearer the date

November 7, 2021
Bristol Clay – Members’ Exhibition

A collective of Bristol potters exploring the limitless possibilities of clay. For more details @bristol.clay.collective

November 13, 2021 - November 24, 2021