Art in Clay at Hatfield House, which celebrated its 20th year in July and is organised by Andy & Di McInnes, is one of the most well renowned ceramic festivals in the country. Valentine Clay’s has been proud to have supported the festival from the beginning and sponsors the prestigious Peers Award which is voted for each year by the exhibitors for the best contribution to the show. The winner of the award receives a free stand the following year and a piece of ceramic work made by the previous year’s winner.

Congratulations to Richard Godfrey who received the award at this year’s show from Matthew Blakely. Richard commented: “I was completely shocked when my name was announced and to be handed my award at the 20th Art in Clay means a great deal. Your peers are the people who know what you are trying to do so to get their approval and accolade is very special indeed.” Click here to read our interview with Richard Godfrey.

Also congratulations to Susanne Lukács-Ringel who was voted the winner of the 2014 Peers Award at this year’s show.

It was also a year of celebration for Valentine Clays when Alan unexpectedly received The Mick Casson Memorial Award given for outstanding contribution to pottery and ceramics. Alan Ault, Managing Director, commented “It was such a surprise and extremely humbling to receive an award that is usually presented to world class potters and not suppliers. The pinnacle of my association with the ceramic world the award was greatly received and I am so proud to have been a part of Art in Clay from day one.”

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