Pottery studio is opening in former Saul Street Clinic

Posted on - 1st June, 2019 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Business, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Rolling clay at a pottery studio
Rolling clay at a pottery studio

A former doctors surgery is due to become the temporary home of a new pottery studio.


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.

Tools in a pottery studio
Tools in a pottery studio

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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