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MUDFest launches at Ford Park!

Mudfest launches this weekend at Ford Park. Come along on Sunday 19th May and you could even try your hand at throwing a pot!

A brand new event has been added to Ulverston's festival calendar and if you are missing your Sunday night fix on the telly now that the Great  Pottery Throwdown has finished, come to Ford Park for MUDFest.


Kathryn Stevens, is a sculptor from Barrow in Furness, and as well as developing her own work, she also supports the work of others through her various roles in the Northern Potters Association, the offering of a kiln rental service and is the founder of this brand new ceramics festival in South Cumbria, MUDFest.  


Taking place on the car park, terrace, courtyard and the Willaims Room  Ford Park, visitors will have the opportunity to watch demonstrations, buy from local artisans and from further afield, have a go at throwing on the wheel and attend a workshop to make their own mug.  


There will be potters from Scotland and the North West joining local artists selling a variety of work at our event including jewelleryanimal sculpturesbowls and mugs to vases, raku fired pieces and decorative ceramic wall art.


“Sadly access to ceramic classes in schools, evening classes and higher education around the UK have diminished especially in our area.  , the appetite from the public is growing thanks in part to the TV show The Great Pottery Throwdown,” explains Kath.  “We hope that this event will become a regular fixture in the Furness festival calendar and look forward to working with the team at Ford Park in the future.  Fingers crossed we can inspire a future generate of potters and ceramicists to take up the hobby or future career”.


If you're a ceramic artist or potter and are interested in having a stand at this event or future events please contact Kathryn via email at

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