Potfest in the Pens – Penrith (June)

June 3rd, 4th & 5th 2022

10am – 4.30pm daily

Adults £5 / Accompanied under 16’s free

Hands-on sessions and activities

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See the work of the well-established alongside the up-and-coming, in an exciting mix of the sophisticated and the raw power of the next generation, combined in a bustling artisan marketplace.

No art hype, no gallery glitz, just potters and public mixing in a down-to-earth setting. Held under cover to save us from the inclement Cumbrian weather at Skirsgill Auction Mart, Penrith.

We are glad to see the return of our ever popular, free throwing lessons, hand building workshops and demonstrations over the three days of the show – we hope you’ll roll your sleeves up and have a go!

Take a look through our gallery of exhibitors below to preview the work of those joining us for this show.


At each of the Potfest shows, the potters are invited to enter a piece of their work that responds to a theme.

The theme for our potters’ competition at all of the 2022 Potfest events is:

Rooted in the past –
planted in the present.

Vote for your favourite on the day for a chance to win a free entry to all of the Potfest events for life with a Potfest Passport.



Potfest admission tickets will also be available to buy at the gate each day.


Parking is free at the venue with accessible parking available.

Food and drink

Refreshments available on site.


Please be aware that a number of the exhibitors may be unable to process credit and debit card transactions so we would recommend bringing cash and/or a cheque book as an alternative. The nearest cash machine is 2 miles away in Penrith.


Accessible parking is available and there is step free access throughout the venue. Please be advised that the event is held in a cattle market so the ground can be uneven in places. If you have any concerns or queries please contact us and we will endeavour to answer any questions you may have.


Guide dogs and other well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome.

To view the potters exhibiting here, Click here

Skirsgill Auction Mart, 
Penrith, Cumbria
, CA11 0DN