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The stunning Victorian Pannier Market in Barnstaple was the historic setting for this innovative event on Sunday 1st July which celebrates the work of ceramic artists and studio potters 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 and pay tribute to the importance of ceramics 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 celebrated that rich history: past and present with a pop up style museum from The Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon.
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Images below from Amanda Muddimer & Penny Oliver
A visual summary of this year's event.
Video by Amanda Muddimer Filmmaker
Exhibitor Awards 2018
Stella Levy from White Moose Gallery presents 'The One to watch Award'
to Eleanor Crane Ceramics.
James Webster from Josies
and his partner Alastair Gruitt
present the Future Trend Award to Jeannett Stevenson from Pippi & Me
Taz Pollard and Nicola Crocker from North Devon Ceramics Academy & Studio present the
Maker's Choice Award to Penny Little