The Exhibition takes place daily from 10am to 5pm in the historic 'Old Kitchen' in the Cathedral’s Bishop's Palace which is normally closed to the public. This annual event always proves extremely popular, which is a testimonial to the quality and scope of work on offer, which ranges from traditional functional pottery to figurative sculpture.
Each item displayed will tell its distinct story, reflecting the attitude and inspiration of the creating artist, as well as the chosen technique to produce the work. These techniques range from the choice of the glaze and clay to the methods of kiln firing employed. Exhibiting artists will be in attendance to discuss their work and generally assist visitors in enjoying the event and deepening their appreciation for ceramic art. The exhibits will be available to purchase.
The Southern Ceramic Group was started in 1975 by a small group of enthusiastic potters. Today it is a thriving group with an ever-expanding membership of over 150. The membership includes potters and sculptors, professionals and amateurs, teachers and students, collectors and enthusiasts. The Group organises a varied programme of demonstrations, workshops and exhibitions, and members also meet in informal and friendly groups to share, discuss and debate interests in the world of clay and glazes.