Potfest Spring newsletter 2015 – update from the Cox’s
An update on what’s going on for the three Potfests this year – see our event listings for more detail as wellChris, Geoff & Matt Cox say “Hello to all Friends of Potfest.
Thank you for coming to Potfest last year – we hope you enjoyed your visit & we’re looking forward to seeing you there again this year. The dates are now set, the potters booked in and good weather reserved – so make sure to tell all your friends about it.
Details of each show with images of all the exhibitors’ work are here.
As last year we’ll be adding new information every month on the Scotland, Park, and Pens’ Facebook pages so why not drop in from time to time to see what’s new.
This year to start the ball rolling we asked the potters to send us images to the title – ‘Easter eggs – how I eat mine’. Here’s a link to a slide show we put together from what they submitted.
New to the Park this year
Every year we change at least 20% of the exhibitors to introduce new work and keep the show dynamic. To see who will be there this time see the Park Exhibitors
The title for this year’s competition on the lawn is ‘Biblical’. We look forward to seeing what the potters make of that. We felt that the last two years competitions were particularly good and many thanks to all of you who voted for your favourites and made it such a success.
Each year we invite special guests from abroad to help widen international connections but also to try to bring a new perspective on ceramics. Different backgrounds often create new and unique approaches to working in clay.
This year’s guests are North American potters – Charles Bound, Ruthanne Tudball, Jim Robison and Dan Finnegan living in the UK and the USA. Their work is quite diverse, high quality and well respected both here and abroad. We hope you and their fellow exhibitors find it as inspirational as we do.
New to the Pens this year
As with the Park around 20% of this year’s Pens exhibitors will be new giving more potters a chance to show their work to a northern audience.
In the Lake District landscape plants seem to grow in the most unlikely places. This year’s potters’ competition in the entrance hall is ” Planted Form ” to reflect this. Craft and Design magazine sponsor this competition and offer the front page and an article on the winner in their special July /August ceramics edition. Last year’s winner of “Lanterns, Lamps and Candelabras” was Rob Watson with his huge candlesticks . We have no doubt that this year’s entries will be just as impressive.