Pottery PURSUERS of pottery are in for a treat for the rest of the year with one of the country's leading potters displaying his work at the Blackwell arts and crafts house.

The Citizen has teamed up with Blackwell to offer readers the chance to win one of five catalogues to accompany the exhibition.

Edmund de Waal is widely regarded as one of Britain's leading potters, working mainly in porcelain with minimum decoration and subtle glazes. His pieces are calm, contemplative and reflective and he applies cool celadon glazes to beautiful, simple, elegant forms that show the influence of the East. For Blackwell, deWall has developed a completely new series of glazes with a whole range of different types of white glaze inspired by the changing light in the white drawing room alone.

Part of the plan of this exhibition is to reinvigorate the way that ceramics can be displayed and deWaal has created a series of works installations (groupings of a series of pots displayed together) as well as single pieces that act as punctuation marks within the house. None of the pieces in the show will be behind glass. All will be in places in which they can breathe.

Following an apprenticeship to Geoffrey Whiting, Edmund de Waal studied English at Cambridge University and then, in 1991, he was awarded a Daiwa Foundation scholarship to study in Japan. de Waal is considered to be one of the country's foremost thinkers in his field, exploring the boundaries between pottery, sculpture and fine art. He does not consider himself to be a sculptor using the medium of porcelain, but rather he is seen as a potter of the highest purity, expanding the limits and possibilities of what can be achieved with fired clay vessels.

Many of the pieces will be for sale, offering a rare opportunity for collectors to purchase a wide range of work by many of the country's leading ceramicists.

The exhibition will run until December 31 in Bowness-on-Windermere and for more information visit www.blackwell.org.uk.

For a chance of winning, simply answer the question in the coupon, fill it in and send it to me, Andrew Daniels, Blackwell Competition, South Lakes Citizen, 1 Wainwright's Yard, Kendal, LA9 4DP, or email it to andrew.daniels@kendal.newsquest.co.uk before 9am next Tuesday November 29.

Question: Whose pottery work is on display at Blackwell?

Employees of Newsquest (Kendal) and their families are not eligible to enter. There is no cash alternative to the prize. The editor's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Winners must agree to participate with any publicity connected with this promotion.