It was so nice to be back at a show again after such a long time away. Apart from a chance to sell some pots, craft fairs are a chance to catch up with friends, be they customers or fellow potters and make new ones too. Potters are relatively solitary creatures and so in many ways the whole idea of a lockdown hasn’t seemed as different as it might have been, but it is still important and valuable to keep connections going and we have missed everyone, so it is lovely to have had the chance to be back out again.
This Potfest was at a new venue, Compton Verney, near Stratford upon Avon, in Warwickshire. It is a beautiful estate with parkland designed originally by Capability Brown and the tents being outside were in a splendid setting. The house is now an amazing gallery that has the space to host it’s own collection as well as touring shows. We can recommend the Folk Art display in particular.
The show was really successful, well attended and a real pleasure to be at. The timed ticketing seemed to work well and it was busy all weekend. If you bought pots from us or came to the stand to have a chat or a browse, thank you, it was so nice to see you.