Art in Clay - Hatfield House : 16th Art in Clay 2010, Hatfield
This show has now become one of the most important ceramic events in Europe and this year celebrates it's 16th anniversary. The makers range from young imaginative students and relative newcomers to leading National and International makers.
There will be demonstrations all week-end, from throwing and hand decoration inside the marquees to kiln firings outside.
How to get there:
There is also a full programme of talks and demonstrations planned.
Three awards are offered each year; ‘The Valentine Clays Peers Award' (best maker at the show), which went to John Higgins. The second is for ‘The Student Award' sponsored by Art in Clay and was, for the first time won jointly, by Matthew Marsh of the University of Wolverhampton & Barry Stedman of the University of Westminster. The third award sponsored by www.studiopottery.co.uk went to Eddie Curtis. The bi-annual award is ‘The Mick Casson Award' This award is donated by Steve Harrison and Ben Casson. It'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.
If you appreciate the beauty of lovingly made pots and ceramics; there will be something here to inspire you. The magnificent setting of Hatfield House and it's parklands offers the opportunity to relax in the grounds during the show and spend a full day or more at this unique event.
NEWCOMERS FOR 2010:
Marshall Colman, Zuzka Doig, Jesica Jordan, Jane Sleator, Rogers Su, Jessica Wall.
Aarhus Academy for the Arts - In the Nordic Tent
Bath Spa University
Manchester Met. University,
University of Wales Institute Cardiff
University of Wolverhampton
West Herts College
Pots from France (Jack Blackburn)
David Binch (Oakwood Ceramics)
Kent Potters Association
Camelia Botnar Foundation,
Top Pot Supplies
Valentine Clays Sponsor of all clays used for show demos.
Hatfield House (and Estate Office) can be found off the A1(M) 7 miles north of junction 23 of the M25 motorway. Exit the A1(M) at Junction 4 (after the Hatfield Tunnel if travelling from the South) and follow brown leisure signs for Hatfield House. For those with new fangled sat nav systems the post code is AL9 5NQ
The main entrance to the Park is opposite Hatfield Railway Station. This is the East Coast Main line from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh with local services between all stations. Kings Cross to Hatfield takes 20 minutes.
National Airports at Luton and Stanstead are 30 minutes distant with London Heathrow some 40 minutes away.
Makers at this event include (Members in Bold)