Art in Clay at Hatfield had to cope with poor weather, Friday wasn’t good and Saturday was worse, and the (pleasant) disruption of the Olympic Torch passing through Hatfield. However it was still a great show – the quality of work was as good, if not better than in previous years and although visitors were down because of the weather, i am told that sales were actually up over the whole show, with some excellent high value single sales taking place.
Sadly this will be the 8th and last year of the Studiopottery.co.uk sponsorship of the Excellence Award and after award winners who included:
Deirdre Burnett, Eddie Curtis, Ian Rylatt, Geoffrey Swindell, Chris Lewis and Barry Guppy and Richard Godfrey
This year the Award was made the David and Margaret Frith and there could not have been more worthy winners. Both have contributed enormously to British studio pottery over many years and their work is of fantastic quality.
We extend our congratulations to them both. – Stephen Dee, Studiopottery.co.uk