Potters ‘feast’ success

Heather and Michel Ducos have been marking the 40th anniversary of their Alford Pottery business. The pair are pictured at the end of the latest in a series of exhibitions to mark the landmark. Photo by John Crossland.
Heather and Michel Ducos have been marking the 40th anniversary of their Alford Pottery business. The pair are pictured at the end of the latest in a series of exhibitions to mark the landmark. Photo by John Crossland.
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A POTTERY exhibition has been hailed as being a ‘huge success’ as it came to end on Saturday.

Alford Pottery this year celebrates its 40th anniversary and a whole range of exciting events have been put on over recent months.

Over the last couple of weeks, owners put on a ‘feast’ exhibition where many Lincolnshire potters displayed a variety of works in all shapes and sizes.

“From carved fish and chips with ketchup, to beautiful modern art decoration, to a full size boar’s head, we had so many different creations either displayed on a plate or platter,” said Michel Ducos joint owner.

Around 23 potters of Lincolnshire rose to the challenge posed by Heather and Michel Ducos, of Alford Pottery, where they made plates and platters, ranging from six inches to 24 inches.

“We had a huge range that were all totally different and it made for an excellent event which provided networking opportunities for everyone there,” added Michel.

Many potters came from all over Lincolnshire, some from Kirton Lindsey in the North, Stamford, Lincoln and Burgh le Marsh.

The event ran from May 21 through to June 9 which marked the end of the exhibitions.

A Pottery Jamboree was also held on June 2, 3 and 4 at the Alford Craft Market where there were demonstrations, a pottery school for children, displays and a pottery question time. For details visit: www.alfordpottery.co.uk