Pottery painters will have their first opportunity to see the new look Kilnwood Studio when it reopens on Saturday (July 4).
The shop has been decorated outside and in, and a cheery collage is one of the first things you will notice to your right as you walk through the door.
Owner Gaynor Robson, who took over the business just weeks before the Coronavirus lockdown, has enjoyed the decorating and working out new ways for customers to get creative – including Decorate-at-Home takeaway packages.
Gaynor says takeaway packages have already proved popular during lockdown. She also has a new product, foam clay, which can be used to decorate the items you choose.
The great thing about the clay is that you will not have to bring your work back into the studio to be glazed and fired. Gaynor says she is a big fan of it herself and whiles away many hours decorating pieces with it.
She added: “Whether you’re painting or using the foam clay, the Decorate-at-Home packs are fantastic creative entertainment, especially with the school summer holidays approaching.“
Decorate-at-Home packages are available now from the website. Visit www.kilnwoodstudio.co.uk for more information and to place orders.
You will also be able to book studio space and session times when the shop reopens. Social distancing rules will be in place and sanitiser available. Gaynor will also ensure that all staff will be wearing masks and gloves should two metre social distancing not be possible.
Gaynor is allowing two hours for each session. She wants to make sure people are comfortable, with time to sit and create without feeling rushed.
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Collection and drop-off days for Decorate-at-Home packs, and your glazed and fired pieces will be on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays only, between 10am and 4pm.
Opening times for studio sessions will be, Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm, by appointment only.
Half an hour is being allowed between each session for a full clean of tables, chairs, paint pots and accessories.
Hand sanitisers will be placed at each end of the shop and the floors will be marked to enable correct social distancing.
Gaynor said: “Hopefully we are offering a really good choice of activities, pottery you can collect, paint at home and bring back for glazing and firing, foam clay which doesn’t need to come back for finishing, and the opportunity to come into the studio and work here by appointment.
“I’m looking forward to reopening and seeing people’s creations again.”