Newsletter 1 – December 2019

It’s actually happening

After working on the project since November 2018 it’s actually happening:

  • November 1st 2019 – signed the lease and the GO button was pressed
  • Vinyl flooring ordered from Bakewell Carpets
  • Commissioned Duncan from Aquaman design for web site and logo design
  • 3 phase electric supply ordered (for the kiln)
  • Ordered kiln, wheels, slab roller from Potclays
  • Ordered wood for desks and shelves from Stoke Timber
  • Ordered material for the kiln enclosure
  • Advert in Peak Advertiser (2nd December issue)
  • … and much more

Busy Busy Busy !

Web Site & Facebook Page

Are up and running.
I think the basic structure is there. There are many videos and photos planned to make the web site interesting and informative.

Watch this space.

Or follow Bakewell Pottery on FaceBook

The Plan

It’s not going to be quick – for example there is a lead time of 6 weeks (to mid Jan 2020) for the kiln to be delivered.

If all goes well the studio will be open mid-February 2020 with a “Grand Opening Weekend”. Watch this space for dates or sign up for the Newsletter …HERE

The shape of my plan is….

  • Mid February 2020 – Grand Opening Weekend
  • From February onward – develop sessions for locals
  • Develop “Activity Holidays” for summer 2020
  • Get DBS (Criminal Record Checks) for “Pottery Club” (13-18 year olds)
  • Autumn 2020 – start the process for Charity Application
  • Spring/Summer 2021 – become a charity

At the moment Bakewell Potter is just me. But I want to to be bigger than me, Bakewell Pottery should be here for years and years, long after I have gone.  So… I want to form a charity that will take over the Pottery and be able to run it for as long as locals and visitors want to use it.

Grand Opening Weekend

If all goes to plan the studio will be up and running by mid-February.
The Grand Opening Weekend is planned for 15th and 16th February 2020, 10am to 4pm each day.

Dates are subject to confirmation – sign up for the newsletter HERE to get up-to-date information.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Ad in Peak Advertiser 2nd December

Pottery Returns to Bakewell

Local Bakewell resident, Peter Cooper, is setting up a pottery studio in Bakewell at Station Yard.  Locals will be able to use the facilities from just £12 per session. Each session will be up to 3 hours and can be taken flexibly.  For example, if you book a block of 6 sessions for £72 then you can take them at any of the open times which are planned to be Thursday and Friday evenings and weekend afternoons.  It is hoped that the pottery will be open in early February 2020

Peter has been a keen pottery for 6 years and said “I really enjoy what I get out of pottery, not just the creating but also socialising with others and enjoying each other’s creations”

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