Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Potfest in the Park

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.    

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