Best of British Designer Makers Crafts including ceramics at Bovey Tracey

12 Jun 2003

News Release: Best of British Designer Makers Crafts including ceramics at Bovey Tracey - The Contemporary Craft Fair at Mill Marsh Park, Bovey Tracey, Devon 12-13 June 2004 and Post Event Review

1. INTRODUCTION:
The Contemporary Craft Fair at Crafts at Bovey Tracey will be an exciting mix of leading designer makers selling, talking and giving master classes about their work and is being selected by Emmanuel Cooper, Editor of Ceramic Review, textile and public artist Sally Greaves-Lord and Erica Steer, Crafts Officer for Arts Council South West. Plus talks by top makers like Claire Curneen and Duncan Ayscough, Earthenware ceramics by Rachel Barker and much more. Weekend Adult Ticket 5 Valid for Both Days Concession 3. Children Under 14 FREE when accompanied by a paying adult. Ticket/booking Hotline 01626 832223

Please mention "studiopottery.co.uk" when calling about this event.

2.CERAMICS EXHIBITORS
The show features the work of over ceramicists. These are:

Ceramics Tim Andrews, Julie Ayton Porcelain Ceramics, Rachel Barker Earthenware, Jenny Beavan, Clive Bowen Earthenware Official Demonstrator, Helena Bowen Stoneware/Earthenware, Mike Braiser Stoneware, David Brown Stoneware, Phil de Burlet Earthenware, Bryony Burn Earthenware, Emily Burton Earthenware, Bruce Chivers Porcelain/Raku -Official Demonstrator, Halima Cassell Ceramics, David Cleverly Porcelain, Roger Cockram Stoneware, Nic Collins Wood Fired Stoneware Official Demonstrator, Jen Colquitt Porcelain, Amy Cooper Porcelain Lights, Emily Courthauld Paper porcelain, Jane Cox Earthenware

Dartington Stoneware,Lowri Davies Porcelain, Mike Dodd Wood Fired, Jacky Duncan Earthenware, Ross Emerson Earthenware, Avril Farley Porcelain, Jo Firth Raku, Jo Forsyth Earthenware, Jonathan Garratt Earthenware, Tim Gee Porcelain, Richard Godfrey Earthenware, Virginia Graham Stoneware, Hafod Hill Pottery Wood fired Stoneware, Chris Hamlin Ceramics/glass, Hartland Pottery Stoneware, Terri Holman Stoneware, Laurel Keeley Stoneware, Liz Lawrence Porcelain, John Lee Stoneware, Susan Luker Raku

John MacKenzie Wood fired Stoneware, Toff Milway Wood Fired, Alison Mitchinson Earthenware, John Mullin Stoneware, Jan Mullin Smoke fired, Sabine Nemet Wood fired stoneware, Briar Norton Ceramics, Louise O'Boyle Stoneware, RAMP Earthenware, Penkridge Ceramics Porcelain, Lea Philips Stoneware, Adela Powell Stoneware, Louise Roe Stoneware, Jo Powell Ceramics, Marie Prangley Ceramics, Penny Simpson Earthenware, Springfield Pottery Earthenware, Elizabeth Smith Porcelain

Taja Earthenware, Yo Thom Stoneware, Mark Pedro de la Torre Earthenware/Metal, Rosalind Turner Porcelain, Josie Walter Earthenware, Nicola Werner Earthenware, Gilda Westermann Porcelain, John Wheeldon Raku, Richard Wilson Earthenware, Rosamund Wilton Earthenware, Pauline Zelinski Earthenware

POST EVENT REVIEW

Press Release
Best of British Designer Makers
Crafts at Bovey Tracey
The Contemporary Craft Fair-June 12-13
Mill Marsh Park, Bovey Tracey, Devon

With 6,000 people passing through the gates at The Contemporary Craft Fair over the weekend, organiser Sarah James was thrilled with the response.

" The quality of the show really bowled people over. Many people commented that it was better or at least as good as the Country Living Show and Chelsea Craft fairs in London"

With over 160 designer makers of ceramics, glass, jewellery, textiles, furniture and much more selling their work in the tented village constructed in Mill Marsh Park in Bovey Tracey-the atmosphere was brilliant. Leading member so The Devin Guild of Craftsmen demonstrated blacksmithing, stone carving, raku firing, basket making and pot throwing.

Some makers went home particularly happy as they had won the major new awards that had been created especially for the show.

Sarah Pank a basket maker from Buckfastleigh and Devon Guild Member was named South West Maker of the Year and was awarded 2000 by Rok Property Solutions in Exeter, Fabrizzia Bazzo, another Devon Guild member was awarded 500 from The House of Marbles for her stunning stained glass. Newcomer Sarah Bayley from Falmouth received 500 from Rocombe Farm Organic Icecream for her innovative fashion accessories made form recycled industrial waste form the South West. And finally Virginia Graham of Cardiff received 1000 from British Ceramic Tile Ltd of Heathfield for Best Stand.

With thoughts already turning to next years show, Sarah James is looking forward to the challenge. " We've had an exceptional first year-we can really build upon this success and show the whole of the South West and beyond that Crafts at Bovey Tracey is a show you really don't want to miss"

For further details and information and images please contact

Project Manager, Sarah James on 01626 830 612 or E-mail: mail@craftsatboveytracey.co.uk