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Art in Clay, Hatfield

Busy most of Friday with "Throw a Pot" customers while Chris haggles with customers on the display

Busy most of Friday with “Throw a Pot” customers….

This year’s Art in Clay at Hatfield House has so far been blessed with sunshine and hazy blue skies. Once again I have joined a group of five potters running the “Throw a Pot” tent. For a small fee of £2 we help anyone from 2 to 92 years of age to have a go. Such fun and amazingly grateful customers. Everyone goes home with a pot, however it looks!

...but there was time for a few short breaks during the day

…but there was time for a few short breaks during the day

Hatfield House is a lovely venue for the event. The grounds are huge – we managed to get lost in the one way system on set-up day, getting on the wrong side of The Lady of the House! The exhibitor tents house the main show, however the “Throw a Pot” potters also have their own work on display.

View from the display

View from the display

Jeremy shows a customer how to make a....... can you see what it is yet?

Jeremy shows a customer how to make a……. can you see what it is yet?

I’ll be there all weekend, with Richard looking after the display. So please come and see us between10am and 5.30pm on Sat or 10am and 5pm on Sunday.

“Throw a Pot” at Art in Clay, Hatfield House

We braved a hot sun and gusty breeze setting up last Thursday for Art in Clay at Hatfield House. The event ran from Friday through to Sunday evening. The “Throw a Pot” Marquee was manned by five of us, Ruby Sharp (leader), Eddie Kent, Steve Ellis, Lutz Krainhoefner and myself. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThey are talented potters and all had a wonderful variety of ceramic art on show. We worked hard but had time for some fun, perhaps most memorable was Eddie in the role of a five year old so that Ruby could demonstrate her technique to us! I am not sure what I expected, but we worked pretty solidly throughout the three days, giving the eager public a chance to try their hand at throwing. All ages came, from little ones on their parent’s knee to those that needed help on and off the seat. Ability also varied… a memorable experience for me was a young chap who was blind but keen to learn how to throw.

Ruby

Ruby

Lutz

Lutz

Steve

Steve

Eddie

Eddie

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…and Carol

First attempts - some of the impressive results!

First attempts – some of the impressive results!

It was great to see so many friends in the ceramic/pottery community and I hope I have the opportunity to take part again. Here are a few more of Chris’s images from the event:

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