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Clay: A Festival of Ceramics


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Clay: A Festival of Ceramics
July 1st 10 - 4
Barnstaple Pannier Market
Free entry

We're very excited to see North Devon's Festival of Ceramics return for a 2nd year. This year we have over 60 exhibitors from across the South West showcasing their work. There will also be demonstrations and lots of chances to get yours hands dirty and play with clay.

We are thrilled that we will be joined by The Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon who will be focusing on the importance of ceramics to the area with a mini pop-up museum on the day.

The location of the event is the stunning Victorian Pannier Market in Barnstaple. 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.

For your enjoyment there will be tasty food stands as well as fresh (proper) coffee and live music.

The following awards will be up for grabs:

The One to Watch
Presented by White Moose

Award for Innovation
Presented by Jill Rousseau

Makers Choice Award
Presented by North Devon Ceramics Academy & Studio

Furure Trend Award
Presented by Josie's

Watch this space for further announcements as there are some exciting satellite pop events leading up to Sunday July 1st .

Image used is work by Russell Kingston winner of the Makers Choice Award 2017