St. Mary’s Ceramics Fair


This slideshow requires JavaScript.


We have well moved into the season of fairs and festivals kicking off locally with the best of Sheffield, Northern Potters and many more coming from afar to offer a high diversity in functional, abstract and sculptural ceramics.

Demonstrators Alex Shimwell and Ken Taylor shared their wealth of experience; throwing ‘large’ on the wheel, plus turning the bases and adding exquisite handles to vessels whilst making it all look pip squeezy and multi-talented Anna Mercedes-Wear showed us how to hand build a cheeky, satisfied looking fox …yes we may see students having a go at their own foxy rendition.

Plus a big thank you to Dianne Cross for creating samples displayed from her stall using core hand-building skills, which she developed into vessels and slab built structures making them perfect for texturing and fostering into an individual style.

Many thanks to Steve Booton for helping organise the event with St. Mary’s.