Upwey Potters Annual Exhibition

and Open Studio Workshops

was scheduled for 23rd May - 7th June 2020

But now postponed.....

Dorset Art Weeks is being put off until 2021.

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

We will leave the planned event details here (such as they were!) . More information about the postponement will appear here when sorted out.

We are currently applying to participate in DAW 2020. We have jumped the first fence, our "Expression of Interest" has been accepted. Now for some more form filling....

Our usual wording has been
"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."

But we may push out the boat in 2020 and add some more flowery language!

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

DAW logo postponed

Printers proof of 2020 DAW guide entry
This is the printer's proof of the entry in the DAW 2020 guide.

These are the words from 2019 event :-

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.

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 = watch this space for details

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 Izetal)

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