Clay: A Festival of Ceramics

September 25th & 26th

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 exhibit and sell in galleries across the UK. I also exhibit at shows such as The Contemporary Craft Festival. My work has appeared the national magazines Country Living and Period Living.


I also 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