Festival is a feast for the eyes and stomach

Issued by Agent Public Relations.
Issued by Agent Public Relations.

Work by an internationally acclaimed potter will be among the exhibits at a festival this weekend.

Pieces by Japanese potter Takeshi Yasuda will sit alongside pieces by four potters working from historic kiln sites in Japan at the fifth Wardlow Mires Pottery and Food Festival.

Masahiro Kumagae at work.

Masahiro Kumagae at work.

Organisers have secured Peter Seabridge from Tokoname, Masahiro Kumagae and Reiko Nagata, both from Kyushu, and Yoshihisa Okamoto from Mashiko for the popular event, which takes place on Saturday and Sunday at Wardlow near Tideswell.

The festival will also boast work to buy from more than 50 other exhibitors from the UK and beyond.

Organiser and Derbyshire potter Pat Fuller said: “Yasuda’s work is so beautiful. We are very lucky to have some of his work for sale and have great pleasure in welcoming them all to our festival.”

Food producers exhibiting are Allwood and Sons Butchers, Ash Gate Preserves, Chocolates of the Peak, Flour Power, Fosters of Chapel-en-le-Frith, Frederick’s Ice Cream, Hassop Honey, Madhatter’s Cider, mm... yummy², Ooh La La Crepes, Peak Preserves, Staffordshire Savoury Eggs, Stewarts of Trent Bridge, Sweet Emily, The Three Stags’ Beer Tent and The Sunshine Pizza Oven.

Tickets cost £5 each on the gate (free for children under 16), or pre-order online for £3.50, and parking is free.

For further details contact The Three Stags’ Heads on 01298 872268 or visit www.potsandfood.co.uk