Hookshouse Pottery‘s May exhibition, open garden weekend and Pantaloons theatre performance fell victim to the virus measures this year. But longtime friends of the Goods Shed Chris and Elise are not letting that stop them.

Chris has been very busy using the quiet time to build up a good selection of pots, including some of the more elaborate and time-consuming pieces work he rarely gets time for, as well as one or two new ideas he’s long wanted to try out.

Now that the restrictions are gradually being relaxed, Chris and Lise plan to allow visitors to the pottery in future, on the basis of booking in to a time slot and ensuring social distancing and strict hygiene arrangements for each visit.

They will offer a similar arrangement for the garden, allowing people to book a time slot for a visit.

“There won’t sadly be a tea tent, and we feel we need to restrict access to the house WC, but within these limits we are confident that safe visits can be managed,” says Chris.

Chris will announce the start of booked visits via his email list. If you would like join it, just send him a message at [email protected].

Hookshouse also has a new Facebook page: do go there and ‘like’ it if you use social media.

To whet your appetite, here are two more recent photos of the garden.

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