My names Jack and I run my own ceramics studio here in Stoke-On-Trent, I've been making ceramics and selling them at markets, fairs, exhibitions and online for 6 years now.
In March 2020 COVID-19 threw a spanner in the works for my business, I couldn't get out to sell my work, and all my events and fairs were cancelling at a rapid pace. I had sold online fairly well previously but a huge amount of my income was from face to face sales.
I had to come up with a solution to keep my studio alive. One idea I came up with was DIY home delivered pottery kit, containing all the tools, clay and instructions you need to have a go at home yourself.
During lock-down this proved to be a great way for people stuck indoors to enjoy a little bit of escapism and pass the time by learning a new skill and creating something from scratch with their own hands. The kits were a hit, providing something for adults and kids alike to keep busy with in the comfort of their own home.
The Clay Club