Counting down to Potfest


It’s just four weeks to go till Potfest in the Park, where I will be showing my hand-built ceramic sculptures on the theme of our relationship with the animal world. 

Most of the new work is still in progress, but here are a few of photos to give you a taste of what I will be bringing with me to the show.

I have been really influenced by Angela Carter’s writing, and her short story “The Tiger’s Bride” is the basis for a series of new sculptures on this theme, which I am excited to be showing for the first time at Celebrating Ceramics and Potfest in the Park this July.

I have also been working on a new series of smaller ceramic hand-built sculptures for these shows – new ideas for larger works, but collectable in their own right – prices will start at about £80 for these, and go up to around £250.

Details of the show:

Potfest in the Park at Hutton-in-the-Forest near Penrith in Cumbria runs from 23rd to the 25th July 2021.  It’s open from 10-5 daily.

The ceramics festival takes place in and around several large marquees on the park land in front of this magnificent country house. Over 90 studio ceramicists take part in this internationally important ceramics event.

The potters’ special competition pieces being displayed on the lawn, juxtaposing ancient architecture and modern ceramics. This year the competition theme is “Time and Reflection”.

You can book online on their website

Tickets are £8, which includes admission into the beautiful walled garden. There is plenty of free parking.’

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