Artists in the Ceramics marquee at Art in Action raised £2000 for the Priors Court Foundation in July 2008. Each of the 24 ceramicists demonstrating and exhibiting their work, were invited by curator Sherry Moran to create a piece to fire in Peter Hayes’ raku kiln. All the artists took the invitation as an opportunity to experiment with their work and the results were unique ‘one of a kind’ pieces. The daily auction produced some unexpected prices and the artists made the decision to donate these profits. A cheque was presented to Dame Stephanie Shirley the founding patron on Friday 19 September at Waterperry House.
From right to left, Sherry Moran (Section Head of Ceramics), Peter Hayes (Ceramic artist), Dame Stephanie Shirley and Jeremy Sinclair (Organiser, Art in Action).