Spot the Potter: Exhibition 2017
(To raise money for the Cornwall Potters Travel Bursary)
Created by the St Ives Rotary Club to compliment the ‘Spot the Artist’ Exhibition, the Leach Pottery will be hosting a ‘Spot the Potter’ Exhibition during the second week of the St Ives September Festival 2017.
The spot the potter exhibition is a unique exhibition and sale of pots from mainly professional potters in Cornwall. The proceeds from the sale will go towards the St Ives Rotary Club Travel Bursary for Potters in Cornwall.
Created by the St Ives Rotary Club to complement their ‘Spot the Artist’ exhibition, the Leach Pottery is hosting a ‘Spot The Potter’ exhibition during the second week of the St Ives September Festival. ‘Spot The Potter’ is a unique exhibition and sale of pots generously donated by Cornish potters. All the proceeds from the sale will go towards the St Ives Rotary Club Cornwall Potter’s Travel Bursary. Adding a sense of excitement, we are going to raffle the pots. We initially asked potters to donate a small bowl or mug but many of the potters have been incredibly generous and donated work in all sorts of shapes and sizes - many far larger than anticipated! We feel the best way to raise money for the bursary is to raffle these pots so that people have the chance to win an amazing pot for a modest ticket price.
There are 25 pots (and counting) and only 500 tickets for sale, so you stand a good chance of winning a pot. If you do not win, you are still supporting the unique, talented, and generous potters of Cornwall who make the pots that we cherish and enjoy.
Some work by these potters retails in excess of £500.
How it works
Raffle tickets will be available online and in the Leach Pottery shop £15 and you can view the pots online and at the Leach Pottery for eight days during the second week of the St Ives September Festival: 15-22 September 2017.
On the week of the 25 September all the tickets will be put into a hat and a St Ives Mayor will be asked to select tickets.
Why is it important to allow potters to travel?
For several years the Leach Pottery has been hosting potters from all over the world to come to St Ives, this is an opportunity to allow some of potters in Cornwall experience living and working in other potteries around the world.
Bernard Leach was inspired by his travels in Japan and Korea, we want to carry on this cultural exchange.
Each pot bought will come with information about the maker.
The pots will be displayed for viewing at the Leach Pottery, Higher Stennack, St Ives, for 8 days, dates from the 15- 22 September.
Our aim is to provide an event which we all enjoy and raise money to support potters from Cornwall to apply for travel bursaries.
All the pots have been very generously donated by the potters and their help is greatly appreciated.
The web site for The St. Ives September Festival is www.stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk