Disused shed in Norwich to be turned into pottery studio with secret garden
- Credit: Josh Pugh/Supplied
A new pottery studio is launching in Norwich later this year and it will offer classes, apprenticeships and a space for other creatives.
Helgate Pottery is set to open in September in 15 St Margarets Street, which overlooks Norwich Arts Centre and is hidden behind St Benedicts Street.
The shed was previously used as a DAB radio car fitting garage but has been vacant for a number of years.
It will be run by potter Ned Davies, 30, and partner James Wreford, 31, who is an arts producer and plans to run exhibitions there too.
They are completely refurbishing the building and will be launching a Kickstarter campaign in May to fund the project.
As well as offering a range of classes and space for other potters, Mr Davies is planning to offer apprenticeships for young people.
They would also eventually like to get permission to offer coffees in its secret garden.
- 1 Where to watch thousands of dominoes topple through Norwich
- 2 Will Sweet Briar Road repairs be completed by the end of the month?
- 3 Man given flat just THREE DAYS before he'd have to live out of car
- 4 ANOTHER shop in major city street will soon be empty
- 5 Norwich Lanes Summer Fayre returns with stalls, live music and 'great food'
- 6 Families fed up with 'ludicrous' lights causing chaos on their road
- 7 Investigation launched after disabled woman stranded at bus stop
- 8 'Rarely available' Victorian home in Golden Triangle on sale for £475k
- 9 City to be given a say on million pound street plans
- 10 Man in his 60s charged in connection with city murder
Speaking about the surge in popularity of pottery, Mr Davies said: "Since the pandemic people want to be in real spaces doing real things with real people - you can't do pottery over Zoom."
Keep up to date on Instagram @helgatepottery