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0Potfest in the Pens 000Aug 1st - 3rd 2014

2014 list of Exhibitors, and gallery of their work

The only unselected show in the UK giving an opportunity to see the work of the well established alongside the next generation. Up to 130 potters will be taking part in this, the oldest potters' market in the UK. The result is an exciting mix of the sophisticated and the raw power of the next generation.

No art hype, no gallery glitz, just potters and public enjoying each other's company in a down to earth setting. The event is held under permanent cover at Skirsgill Auction Mart, Penrith - 100 yds west of junction 40 off the M6, on the edge of Britain's beautiful Lake District. 00Map to venue
( Postcode for Sat Navs - CA11 0DN )

The interaction between potters and public is an important part of the show. As well as demonstrating, the potters will offer free hour-long classes for adults to encourage them to take their first steps in clay.

Get inspired, get involved and be prepared for visual overload.


The market will be open:
Friday - Saturday - Sunday
10am - 5pm daily.
Admission : Adults £4, Seniors £3.50
Accompanied children free.
Free parking, Refreshments on site.
Please be aware that many of the exhibitors are unable to process credit card transactions, and the nearest cash machine is in Penrith

Review of the Pens 2013
Review of Potfest in the Pens 2012

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Every year a competition sponsored by "Craft and Design" magazine is held in the Pens.
It is hoped that all the exhibitors will make a special piece to be shown there.
This year's competition theme is "Lanterns, Lamps and Candelabras"

Craft& Design Magazine prize