30/10/20 Potfest in the Pens

Potfest in the Pens – the biggest pottery festival in the North of England. Held at the Cattle market in Penrith, just at the junction of A66 and the M6 from Friday 30th October, through to Sunday 1st November. Lots of ceramics from sculpture to domestic ware – something for everyone.

Pit fired pots

These pots have been biscuit fired to 1,000C. Then they have had organic material such as seaweed and grasses wrapped around the outside and packed in a pit, filled with wood and oxides . You get some interesting results caused by the smoke and the flames reaction to the oxides. Because these pots are low fired, they are not waterproof, but can be used as vases if a glass container is placed inside.

Kitchen ware

We do a range of ceramics that you would use in the kitchen – garlic pots, storage jars, oil/vinegar jars and salt pigs.

The pots can be made plain or with a mouse on the side.


What would you use a jug for? Flower arranging? Cream or milk? A table decoration – the choice is yours.


We sell more mugs than any other product! There are a lot of styles and colours available – from the traditional speckled stoneware, to the contemporary clean lines of the white range.