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Claywirks at Wirksworth Festival Art and Architecture Trail 2017

by Claywirks on 25th July 2017 Comments Off on Claywirks at Wirksworth Festival Art and Architecture Trail 2017


Members of Claywirks will once again be exhibiting at Wirksworth Festival’s Art and Architecture Trail on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September.

“Running for over 20 years, Wirksworth Festival has become one of the most vibrant showcases for contemporary art that you’ll find in rural England. During our trailblazing Art & Architecture Trail Weekend, the entire town becomes a gallery with over 150 artists and designer makers exhibiting and selling their work in more than 70 venues – in homes ranging from charming stone cottages to impressive Georgian townhouses, historic and quirky buildings, gardens, courtyards, shop windows and churches. It is the perfect way to meet artists, buy affordable art and take a look inside some of Derbyshire’s most exquisite homes.”

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Claywirks supporting Derbyshire based charity The Isabella Peatfield Memorial Fund

by Claywirks on 23rd May 2016 Comments Off on Claywirks supporting Derbyshire based charity The Isabella Peatfield Memorial Fund

Hand building workshop taking place in a local barn.

Claywirks generously fired some pots for the Derbyshire based charity The Isabella Peatfield Memorial Fund recently, following a fundraising pottery workshop. The Fund supports children in Sri Lanka, building playgrounds, supporting orphanages, providing school uniforms and books and funding girls’ education in memory of Isabella Peatfield who lost her life in the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami in Sri Lanka when she was five years old.

The one day workshop was run by former Claywirks member Andrea Leigh and gave participants the chance to try their hand making at pinch, coil and slab pots.

Thanks to Claywirks, the participants’ work was quickly fired.

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What a fab day!!! Learning from the best….

by Alex Rennie on 18th February 2016 Comments Off on What a fab day!!! Learning from the best….
“An absolute treat to spend a day picking up some invaluable tips and tricks from renowned potter John Wheeldon. Truly honoured. And I have a new partner in crime, lovely Rosie from Claywirks, Wirksworth!!! #pottery #clay #hoorayforclay #johnwheeldon #wirksworth #oxfordceramicsfair #cpa #ceramics #ceramicreview #contemporaryart #ceramicscentre #art #craft #claywirks”
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Welcome to the Claywirks news page

by Claywirks on 11th August 2015 No comments

As we develop and become more established, we hope this page will be a useful and informative place to find out what’s happening at Claywirks – both as a group and for individual potters.

Posts that will appear regularly will include:

  • new work from Claywirks members
  • details of courses running at Claywirks (some of us have plans to run courses towards the end of this year and we will post details of these as soon as they are finalised)
  • forthcoming exhibitions and events that members are part of

Please bookmark us and visit regularly!

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