West Street Potters Award 2018

West Street Potters provide an annual award to fund a clay-related activity for one current West Street Potters’ Member.

This might include the cost of a ticket to a Ceramic Festival, funding for participation in a particular ceramic-practice course, or some other similar activity.

The closing date for applications for The West Street Potters’ Award 2018 is the last day of February 2018.  Application Forms will be available to download from the website and will also be emailed to Members in early January 2018.

West Street Potters Award Information

WSP Award Application Form


We are delighted to announce that Belinda Orton is this year’s lucky recipient of the West Street Potters Award.  She will attend a one-day course – An Introduction to Japanese Pottery: a taster day with Rie Tsurata – at West Dean.

We look forward to seeing what she gets up to.


We are delighted to announce that this year the West Street Potters’ Award has been awarded to two applicants.

Karin Mankour will attend a course – Inlaid Coloured Clays – at West Dean in August 2016.

Sharon Galer will attend Carolyn Genders’ course –  Slips & Colours – in June 2016

We are delighted to be able to support both Karin and Sharon and we look forward to hearing about and benefiting from their experiences.


Our inaugural winner was Rachel Whitehead, whose successful application to attend a residential Raku course, with John Evans in East Sussex, enabled her to further her knowledge of this exciting firing process. Some of the work that Rachel produced was on display at our Winter Exhibition, Nov 2015.


New Members

The new members information pack and glossary of ceramic terms are available from the links below.

Glossary of pottery and ceramic terms

WSP New Members Pack

Term Dates for 2016/17

3 x 12 week terms

Start of Term w/c Half Term End of Term w/e
12 September 2016 24 – 30 October 2016 09 December 2016
09 January 2017 13 – 19 February 2017 07 April 2017
24 April 2017* 29 May – 04 June 2017 21 July 2017

(*Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May to be adjusted at Tutors’ discretion to 24 July 2017)

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