31/07/2017 : Clay College Hammer Down
Adam Partridge Auctioneers will be hosting a benefit auction as part of our next studio ceramics sale on 13 October 2017 to raise money for the Clay College Stoke venture at Middleport Pottery.
Adam is a great supporter of local projects and charities in the Cheshire and Staffordshire areas, so we would take no commission and all the proceeds from this section of the sale would go to the College.
Because of the association between Middleport and the BBC’s Great Pottery Throw Down, the benefit auction will feature work by Kate Malone (also a Patron of Clay College), her fellow judge Keith Brymer Jones, Rich Miller (the kilnman) and most of the contestants from the two series.
So instead of Throw Down it’ll be a Hammer Down.
Lisa Hammond, the inspiration behind Clay College, strongly supports this fundraising event and will be donating some of her own pots. She has also been given pieces of work by various potters and collectors to sell to contribute to the funding, including Emma Rogers, Svend Bayer, Jeff Shapiro, David Binns, Phil Rogers etc, so the benefit auction will market these as well.