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Clay: A Festival of Ceramics 2019

Sunday June 30th

Barnstaple Pannier Market




Images above by Amanda Muddimer & Penny Oliver




The stunning Victorian Pannier Market in Barnstaple is the historic setting for this innovative event 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.


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A visual summary of the 2018 event.


Video by Amanda Muddimer Filmmaker

Exhibitor Awards 2018

L-R Stella Levy from White Moose Gallery, Eleanor

Stella Levy from White Moose Gallery                           presents 'The One to watch Award'

to Eleanor Crane Ceramics.

L-R Jeanett Stevenson from Pippi&Me with James Web

James Webster from Josies 

and his partner Alastair Gruitt

present the Future Trend Award to Jeannett Stevenson from Pippi & Me

L-R Taz Pollard, Penny Little, Nicola Crocker

Taz Pollard and Nicola Crocker from North Devon Ceramics Academy & Studio present the

Maker's Choice Award to Penny Little

L-R Alison West & Jill Rousseau

Jill Rousseau Gallery presents

the Award for Innovation

to Alison West

Jacky Duncan ceramics P1055161 Sally Gardiner ceramics Harry Junpier congratulates the Blind throwing cha Lansdown Pottery Potter's Wheel experience with Tarka Pottery