South Wales Potters, 50 Years On

A celebration of 50 years of south wales potters (swp) opens with a touring exhibition at the end of May 2014. Britain’s oldest regional potters’ society begins its year long programme at Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre in Cwmbran, (UK) before touring through England and Wales with an exhibition showcasing a diverse range of ceramic genres, selected from its membership. Among the well-known names exhibiting is the society’s President, Walter Keeler, whose work is internationally renowned, as is that of founder members Frank and the late Janet Hamer. Sadly, Janet died in February this year, whose fond memories gathered over 50 years greatly contributed to this article.