History


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Wirral potters was founded in 1973 by a group of enthusiastic local potters, eager to exchange ideas, develop their craft and hold annual exhibitions of their work. The first exhibition was held in the disused Waiting Room of Hoylake Station!

Since that first event, the Group has been invited to hold a number of exhibitions at the University of Liverpool Senate House, The Bluecoat Display Centre, Wern Gallery Nannerch and Theatr Clwyd.

In recent years, we have held our Spring Exhibition at Ness Botanic Gardens which coincides with an evening when a guest potter is invited to demonstrate their working methods. Our Christmas Exhibition is in the exhibition space of West Kirby Library. We have also had a number of Showcase Exhibitions at the Williamson Art Gallery.

We have both Full and Associate members, Full members being independent members of the group have successfully exhibited at Potfest as well as having their work for sale in a number of well-known galleries throughout Great Britain. Associate Membership is open aspiring potters who perhaps do not have the knowledge or set up to work independently.