CLAY - A Festival of Ceramics1 July 2018
The stunning Victorian Pannier Market in Barnstaple is the historic setting for this innovative event on Sunday 1st July. The event celebrates the work of Ceramicists from across the South West and provides a platform to demonstrate the breadth of exciting work being produced in our region.
The festival also aims to raise awareness of the importance of ceamics to North Devon historically. North Devon was once famed for its earthenware pots which sailed across to the New World as far back as the 17th Century. Fast forward to today and the area boasts an abundance of renowned contemporary ceramicists. This event is aimed at celebrating that rich history: past and present. There will be some ancient artefacts at the event with a pop up style museum from The Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon.
There will be a host of workshops and demonstrations on offer throughout the day including a sgraffito workshop with Bideford Pottery legend Nick Juniper. The sgraffito style of decoration has been used on North Devon pottery since the 17th century so it is fitting that we celebrate this tradition at the festival.
Visitors to the festival will also be able to get hands-on and practice fundamental pottery skills, with a potter’s wheel experience with experienced tutors.
For your enjoyment there will be tasty food stands as well as fresh (proper) coffee and live music.← Back to Events