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10
Jul

Art in Clay Outdoor Exhibition – Hatfield House, Hertfordshire

Ostinelli & Priest

Ostinelli & Priest

This has to be one of the most interesting and fun outdoor art exhibitions we have visited. There is always a really friendly atmosphere – all the potters and ceramicists are very approachable and interested to talk to visitors.

Details for the 2013 show are on http://www.artinclay.co.uk/

The range and diversity of the work of British potters is well known and this show always has lots to admire and be attracted to. Some work is just so out of the box it’s a joy to behold!

Children are of course very welcome, there is plenty of space for them to run around and enjoy themselves and the opportunity to make clay pots.

A young boy tries his hand at making a pot on the wheel

A young boy tries his hand at making a pot on the wheel

We put together a slideshow of the 2008 show – if you would like to have a look click here.

The 2011 exhibition underlined The Japanese Earthquake which had a disastrous effect on the world famous pottery town in Japan called Mashiko. The town had over 400 pottery workshops many of which have collapsed together with kilns, houses and the town’s museums. Bernard Leach met Shoji Hamada when he was studying pottery in Japan and became lifelong friends. They helped each other with the development of their potteries.

Catherine Thom, daughter of a Northern Ireland potter whose work was strongly influenced by Bernard Leach and Japanese pottery, is an international classical guitarist, and  recorded a cd to raise funds for the Japanese Disaster Fund. Catherine gave three concerts on each of the three days of the Art in Clay exhibition – all non-ticket donation events.

Art in Clay is a great event for pottery lovers and the organisers are offering Two for the Price of One entry fee on all three days of the show.

For even more information and regular up-dates see the News page.

Val Reynolds, Editor

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Authorised by Andy McInnes, Exhibition Organiser

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