Art in Clay – Hatfield. 5 -7 August 2011
One of the most important events in the ceramics calendar, the 17th National Pottery and Ceramics Festival, will take place at Hatfield House, Hertfordshire on August 5th, 6th & 7th. Â Â The makers range from young imaginative students and relative newcomers to leading National and International makers. Â Some of the best ideas for ceramics in interior and garden design will be on display for you to admire and buy. Â Â There will be demonstrations taking place both inside and outside the marquees all week-end, from throwing and hand decoration inside the marquees to kiln firings outside.
Three awards are offered each year; â€˜The Valentine Clays Peers Awardâ€™ (best maker at the show), which went to Michel Cohen from France. The second is for â€˜The Student Awardâ€™ sponsored by Art in Clay and was won by Alex McCarthy (University of Wales Institute Cardiff). The third award sponsored by www.studiopottery.co.uk went to Barry Guppy. The bi-annual award is â€˜The Mick Casson Awardâ€™ This award is donated by Steve Harrison and Ben Casson. Itâ€™s a tankard made by Steve in a wooden presentation box crafted by Ben. All awards are presented when the show closes on Saturday (5.30pmish) and all are welcome to attend.