28 August 2020

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your interest in Littlethorpe Potteries and our pots.

Pot orders

Unfortunately, at the moment we have a delivery time of 10 to 12 weeks on all new orders, which we want to inform you of up front as we realise this closes the delivery window for this summer.

However, if you are happy to wait until Autumn of this year, wish to order Christmas presents or want to place your order for Spring of next year then please do get in touch using: sales@littlethorpepotteries.co.uk

During the Covid 19 lock down the production capacity of the pottery was significantly reduced and this coupled with a major increase in orders over the same period (it would appear lots of people were busy in their gardens) has resulted in a substantial amount of orders to work through. Taking on no new orders will allow us to prioritise this outstanding work.

Again, we apologise we are unable to offer acceptable delivery times at the moment, but hope you can both appreciate and understand the above explanation.


Pottery courses for 2020

Everyone who is booked on existing courses for 2020 will have been contacted to explain that we are at present unable to run these courses due to the current social distancing requirements. By its nature working with clay is very much ‘hands on’ especially the wheel-based tuition requiring very close contact (within 1m) between potter and tutee and unfortunately it is impossible to make pots wearing gloves so our plan is to resume our courses once the social distancing requirements allow.

As soon as social distancing is lifted, we will organise new dates with those already booked on courses.

We will not be taking any new bookings for 2021 until all of those booked for 2020 have been honoured. If you wish to register your interest for 2021 then please do using the email above but please be aware that dates will not be released until the back end of this year when we know more.

Tours

These will resume at a later date, dates to be advised when we know more.

As we are a working heritage centre one of the attractions is to see the original equipment (much of it over 120 years old) and we are currently endeavouring to add Covid compliant protective screens to allow the continued use of this machinery, whilst not ruining the important heritage aspect of the equipment.

Very best wishes

Mark & Ruth Curtis

Owners of Littlethorpe Potteries

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