All fired up and raring to go at trust’s new ceramics studio in Yate

December 02 2015

A POTTERY run by the Bristol-based Brandon Trust has relocated to Yate.


A POTTERY run by the Bristol-based Brandon Trust has relocated to Yate.

The Fired Up ceramics studio is operated so people with learning difficulties can learn a skill that can help them find work.

It used to be sited in Pucklechurch but the trust - a charity supporting adults and children with learning disabilities and autism - recently moved it to the Beeches industrial estate in Waverley Road, along with its enterprise workshop.

The workshop is also used by people to develop workplace skills by assembling specialist first aid boxes and medical kits for use in kidney transplant operations.

To mark the move, an open day was held at the new premises, with visitors given the chance to tour the building, workshops and pottery shop, where a range of hand-painted ceramic items were on sale.

Demonstrations were also laid on, along with have-a-go tile painting sessions.

Project co-ordinator Emma Carey said: “It was great to welcome everyone to the studio and show what the team has produced and the services we provide for people.

“We’re looking to get more involved with the local community, businesses and schools and would love to hear from anyone who might benefit from the various hobby classes, children’s parties and workshops we run here.”

Anyone who wants to find out more about the studio should contact Emma on 01454 312606.