Go potty at Northamptonshire ceramics fair

BURTON LATIMER, Corby Kilns preview pic for ceramics fair which starts on Friday,  Julie Houghton and Stella Benford
BURTON LATIMER, Corby Kilns preview pic for ceramics fair which starts on Friday, Julie Houghton and Stella Benford
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People will be able to try their hand at pottery at a ceramics fair tomorrow.

The free fair at Burton Latimer Civic Centre in High Street between 9am and 4pm will give people the chance to meet potters from around the area, have a go on a potter’s wheel and buy handmade ceramics.

Bob Aves and Julie Houghton, owners of pottery shop and workshop Corby Kilns in High Street, have organised the fair, called ‘Potteruy in the Shires, as part of craft and design month, a new initiative which aims to raise awareness of creative talent.

Julie said: “At Corby Kilns, we are supporting craft and design month as we recognise the importance of being able to choose handmade or individually designed and created products.

“They are a desirable alternative to cheap imports where everything looks and feels the same.

“However, while imported goods can be found at almost every supermarket and department store, it is hard to find individual designer makers. In our shop we have been selling products made by our customers; all unique products, handmade ceramics and glass items.

“Pottery in the Shires will be all about pottery and ceramics, from beautiful bowls and functional ware, to decorative and simply delightful pieces.”

For more information about craft and design month visit the website www.craftanddesignmonth.net.