I went to Potfest in the Park this weekend. 103 potters were gathered in marquees in front of the castle at Hutton-in-the-Forest, near Penrith in Cumbria. They came from all over the world - Holland, Germany, Belgium, France, Italy, Poland, Japan and the UK. It is wonderful that they were prepared to travel so far – nearly as far north in England as you can get - to show their work. All the exhibitors I spoke to were incredibly passionate their work – it was really inspiring to speak to so many potters in one day! They all had very distinctive styles of working with the same material. That is why I love working with clay so much. You start with a lump of clay and really the possibilities are endless.
There is a second Potfest event next weekend. If you find yourself in North-West England, I really recommend that you go along.