West Street Potters Award

West Street Potters provide an annual award to fund a clay-related activity for one current West Street Potters’ Member.

This might include the cost of a ticket to a Ceramic Festival, funding for participation in a particular ceramic-practice course, or some other similar activity.

Awards for 2020 have been announced. Application Forms for next year will be available to download from the website and will also be emailed to Members in early January 2021.


The WSP award for 2020 has been presented to Alex Barto, Amel Gembidge and Eugenie Smit. Although it is uncertain when the workshops and courses they applied for will go ahead, it is hoped that they will be rescheduled so that they can take part in the future. We look forward to hearing that they have been able to attend.


The board are delighted to announce that that winner of the WSP Award 2019 is Adele Goulty. Adele will attend the course ‘Experimenting with Porcelain Paper Clay’ with Lucy Cobb at West Dean College in July.

Adele’s work was on display at the Winter Exhibition 2019.


We are delighted to announce that Caty March is the winner of this years WSP award.

Caty attended a course at West Dean – Throwing Functional, Traditional and Contemporary Forms, with Alison Sandeman – from the 28th July to the 3rd August 2018.

Congratulations Caty!


We are delighted to announce that Belinda Orton is this year’s lucky recipient of the West Street Potters Award.  She will attend a one-day course – An Introduction to Japanese Pottery: a taster day with Rie Tsurata – at West Dean.


We are delighted to announce that this year the West Street Potters’ Award has been awarded to two applicants.

Karin Mankour attended a course – Inlaid Coloured Clays – at West Dean in August 2016.

Sharon Galer attended Carolyn Genders’ course –  Slips & Colours – in June 2016

Sharon Galer


Our inaugural winner was Rachel Whitehead, whose successful application to attend a residential Raku course, with John Evans in East Sussex, enabled her to further her knowledge of this exciting firing process. Some of the work that Rachel produced was on display at our Winter Exhibition, Nov 2015.