A former doctors surgery is due to become the temporary home of a new pottery studio.Advertisement
Make North is opening in what was the Saul Street Clinic.
Louise Smith launched a crowdfunding campaign to bring a pottery studio to the city.
She says she fell short of raising the £10,000 needed but said there had been such overwhelming interest, particularly from Blog Preston readers, she had found the temporary premises.
Louise said: “We will be an open-access ceramics facility and makers studios.
“We will welcome professional and amateur potters.”
She said there will be 15 studio spaces available for emerging and established design-makers.
Saul Street Clinic has plans lodged to demolish the building and create a new car park, but Louise said they were working with the building’s owners on its future use.
She told Blog Preston: “They are exploring options, one of which is car park.
“We have a three year lease, and the owners have said we can have time to get settled, build a base and then find a permanent home.”
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Make North is due to open in July and has launched a website.
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