Clay: A VIRTUAL Festival of Ceramics

September 25th & 26th 2020


Clay 2021 September 24th & 25th

Exeter Racecourse

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My aim is to organise events  that I'd really like to go to myself both as an exhibitor and a visitor. I figured that if I were excited about an idea, then others might be too.


My backgroud? Well I trained as a journalist and then hopped between writing, marketing, PR and events management for many years in the corporate world. I discoverd clay and studied ceramics part time for about six years and then came across wool. Now I'm hooked and launched Benton's Menagerie in 2014 with the help of a grant from The Arts Council. I make felt & mixed media sculptures which I now turn into kits for you to make at home. I've exhibited at shows such as The Contemporary Craft Festival, Lustre. The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair and Made by Hand. My work has appeared the national magazines Country Living and Period Living.


I also occasionally run creative workshops at various venues across North Devon as well as from my Bideford studio..


The best place to see what I get up to as Benton's Menagerie is via my Facebook Page


Tracey Benton from Benton's Menagerie