We are launching a series of exhibitions and events to celebrate North Devon’s historic pottery connections with New England.
All the events acknowledge the breadth of ceramic output from North Devon in the early Seventeenth Century, coinciding with the 400th anniversary of settlements along the North Atlantic seaboard, stretching from Jamestown up into Canada.
Contemporary potters in Devon, England and Europe continue to use the rich diversity of forms and motifs of historic North Devon slipwares. We will invite well established and newer potters to create and fire pots especially for an exhibition in spring 2014 at internationally reknowned venue Burton Art Gallery and Museum. Next July will see a retrospective exhibition of deservedly famous local potter Harry Juniper’s work at The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon.
There will be many events, lectures and activities for all the family, not least of which, a open air kiln firing in the park in Bideford, as we draw together a grand collaborative enterprise, between Museums-here and in the U.S.-potters, schools and anyone else who wants to join in the fun.
Look out for more information here!