‘It’s been a long journey’: Bristol pottery shop to close after almost 30 years

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‘It really is sad news, the end of an era’

A long-running Bristol pottery shop has announced it is set to close by the end of this week. 

Potters, which sells ceramic art made by its members, made the ‘sad’ decision on social media. 

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The shop, which is based on Perry Road in the city centre, wrote: “We’re sad to announce that our shop in Bristol will be closing by the end of this week, 20th April.  

“It’s been a long journey so thank you for your love and support for Potters and ceramic art. 

“If you want to visit us during these last days and enjoy the beautiful work of our artists, please come in!”

Potters was established in 1996, selling contemporary ceramics handcrafted by its local members.

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In comments on Instagram, people have wrote they are ‘sorry to hear’ about the closure of the not-for-profit retail cooperate. 

One account wrote: “It really is sad news, the end of an era! I’ve really enjoyed being part of Potters. Wishing everyone all the best in their future endeavours. 

A second added: “Oh no. This shop kept me sane when I lived in Clifton and was a suppressed potter working for a bank.”  

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And a third said: “So sad to hear this. I always love popping in for a new mug when I come down to Bristol.”

Potters has not given a reason for the closure. BristolWorld has attempted to contact the store for further comment.

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