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Top potter Keith visits Bovey Tracey Craft Festival

TOP potter and judge from Channel 4’s The Great Pottery Throw Down Keith Brymer Jones was soaking up the sun and adoring fans in Bovey Tracey today (Friday).

The internationally successful potter was special guest at the Bovey Tracey Craft Festival, the multi-award-winning cornucopia of craft and making which is currently taking place at Mill Marsh Park in the town.

For Keith it was his first visit to the Bovey event: ‘I have had heard of this amazing festival, but until now I have never never visited,’ he said.

‘Numerous people had told me it is one of the best in the country and when festival director Sarah James invited me to come along I jumped at the chance.’

Keith taking in the exhibitors stands at the festival ( ) ( )

As well as giving two talks that featured his autobiography Boy in a China Shop, and of course demonstrating his pottery skills, Keith also took time out to check out the festival exhibits.

‘Looking around today at the I can see that the standard of exhibitors is extremely high and the artisanship is incredible,’ he added.

Saturday and Sunday will see the King of Clay-mation and Master of Plasticine Jim Parkyn at the event.

The Aardman sculptor and model maker will be running a Plasticine masterclass with the chance of mother created models being created in a stop-motion film made over the weekend.

The festival runs until Sunday

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