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Craft Fair, Fri 3 - Sun 5 Aug 2018

Potfest in the Pens

Potfest in the Pens


The only unselected show in the UK giving an opportunity to see the work of the well established alongside the up-and-coming. Around 170 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. (Postcode for Sat Navs – CA11 0DN).

The interaction between potters and public is an important part of the show. As well as some demonstrations, there will be 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.
Throwing classes, kids ‘n clay corner, pottery tools, clay suppliers, kilns, and thousands of pots to choose from. The theme for this year’s competition held in the foyer area of the show will be announced shortly.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 3 - Sun 5 Aug 2018


Adults £4.50, Seniors £4, Accompanied children free.


  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 3 - Sun 5 Aug Potfest in the Pens


Penrith Auction Mart

017684 83820


CA11 0DN


Penrith Auction Mart, just off jct 40, M6.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Penrith station

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