Upwey Potters Annual Exhibition

and Open Studio Workshops

26th May - 10th June 2018

Welcome to the Upwey Potters webpage about their activities during their annual show.

The 2019 event from 18th May to 2nd June will be part of Open For Art in South Dorset
- details will follow here shortly, meanwhile visit that event website for information.

The 2018 annual show was also part of the Dorset Art Weeks open studio event
Dorset Art week logo

A variety of traditional & contemporary ceramics, sculpture, functional vessels and decorative pieces.
A chance to talk with the potters about their work, inspiration and methods of production.
Workshops, demonstrations and Raku and Soda kiln firings.

Visit this webpage to find out about how to participate workshops.

Images of the pots on display taken on the first day can be seen on this webpage.

This is the proof of the 2018 entry in the guide
Proof of Upwey Potters entry in Dorset Art Week Guide 2018

Yes, we are open every day of DAW 10am to 6pm. Give us a call at the hall 01305 815216 during the day if you want to pop in after 6pm, we may be able to stay on to welcome you!

This is the poster for 2018, you can download a PDF version at the bottom of this page ...

Upwey Potters Poster for 2018 Dorset Art Weeks

The images below were taken at the start of the 2018 exhibition, there are more images at this link.

Pat March
Hand built stoneware vessels which evoke the colours and forms of the coastal cliffs and beaches. Multi-sectional sculptures are suitable for the garden. 

Maggie Cooke

Impressions of the seashore, seedheads & grasses in her bowls, dishes & wallhangings catch the light with the translucent porcelain that she uses.

Fil Cooke

Warm & chunky casseroles, mugs, jugs and other domestic ware, soda glazed & fired in the Old School Yard!

Bill Crumbleholme

Thrown wares fuse prehistoric shapes and decorations with modern glazing techniques. Drinking beakers, cooking pots and bowls. Pottery fired in a wood fuelled kiln.

Irene Passmore

Iconic images of beasts, birds and bugs decorate Irene’s tiles and plates. Her torso sculptures use her stone carving skills, finished in attractive bronzed glazes.

Laurence Eastwood

Laurence specialises in functional vessels - jugs, teapots and mugs. He has been working at the Leach Pottery in St.Ives, Cornwall, for a couple of years this is his webpage at the Leach Pottery.

Old School Village Hall, Upwey, Weymouth, DT3 5QE
On B3159 between Weymouth and Martinstown, next to Upwey Wishing Well Café.

Open Every Day 10am to 6pm  or later by arrangement.

Good access with disabled toilet. Car parking in street or Church car park.

Tel: 01305 815216 (when open) : 01305 812030 (Other times)
Email: all@upweypotters.com

The potters are planning various activities to enhance the "visitor experience", as well as just being there to talk about their work.


Workshops are being run - details of what is on offer and easy email booking can be found at this link

The potters will be doing demonstrations most of the time.
Bill will be throwing some pots to replace what the visitors buy!

Kiln Firings.
The Famous Upwey Potters' Soda Kiln will be fired. See Ceramic Review 205 Jan/Feb 2004 for an article on its construction and firing.

The other Famous Upwey Potters' kiln is the portable Raku kiln, featured in Ceramic Review 161. This will be fired during event, there is no charge for just watching!

Bill & Laurence's most recent kiln is "Woden" - a large wood fired kiln that has been built at a secret location just along the road, a virtual visit can be made at this link! This will be fired after the exhibition - filled with pots made during the demonstrations and workshops.

Sales and Commissions.

Most of the items displayed can be taken away immediately upon payment (which can be made using a card via PayPal through this website).

The potters are usually willing to undertake commissions for special pieces.

Bill Crumbleholme,
16 May 2018, 08:59