The Midlands Potters Association organises demonstrations, firing events and open and selected exhibitions with galleries. Demonstrations are with a professional ceramic artist this gives members the opportunity to learn techniques and discuss ideas. Midlands Potters also gets involved with community projects such as Artsfest, The Lord Mayor’s Show and St George’s Day in Birmingham.
Area groups have formed within the MPA. The area groups of Birmingham and Lichfield meet up socially on a regular basis to organise group exhibitions, workshops and firing days. Firing events take the form of Raku, paper kilns, smoke kilns, and pit firings. These groups provide a focus for discussion, guidance and support to members.
An AGM is held in October and all members are encouraged to attend and support the development of the organisation.
To view the Constitution
Benefits of membership
Six free newsletters
Opportunity to exhibit in exhibitions
Reduced rates to demonstrations
Member’s website page
10% discounts at Potclays (must be on Potclays’ discount list)
5% discounts at The Potters Connection
10% discounts at Potterycrafts
5% discounts at CTM Potters Supplies
Ordinary membership £25 annually (joining after April the fee is £12.50)
Workshop membership £35 annually (joining after April the fee is £17.50)
(for workshops of two artists who must exhibit together)
The annual subscription runs from 1st October to 30th September. Members are encouraged to pay by the beginning of October each year either electronically, by cheque to the Treasurer or by setting up a Standing Order.
To join the MPA please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a membership form.