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We are looking for new Trust Board Members!

We are looking for new Trust Board Members!

Are you interested in the history and heritage of the local area? Or arts? Or pottery? Or all of those? Are you maybe wanting to make a contribution to an important local charity (time, not money). We are looking for some new Trust Board members! Sharpe's Pottery...

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Summer Fun at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum!

Summer Fun at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum!

A whole Summer of family fun is planned at Sharpe's Pottery Museum in Swadlincote including 'Paint a Pot', 'Clay Play', 'Discovery Days' and Djembe Drumming Workshops! There's something for everyone! Visit our Events page for all the latest events or follow the links...

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Sharpe’s Pottery Museum will be reopening on 24th June

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum will be reopening on 24th June

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum will be reopening on Thursday, 24th of June. Subject to all lockdown restrictions being lifted and Government guidelines in place you’ll be able to visit the Museum and kiln hovel and see what we have to offer. We can’t wait to show you our...

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You’re invited to Sharpe’s Pottery Museum Wedding Fayre!

You’re invited to Sharpe’s Pottery Museum Wedding Fayre!

You're invited to Sharpe's Pottery Museum Wedding Fayre on Sunday 6th June! Join a selection of some of the best suppliers across the county to help you on your journey with wedding planning. We will have suppliers there to cover everything from bridal gowns to...

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Iconic Photograph at the heart of Sharpe’s Pottery Museum

Iconic Photograph at the heart of Sharpe’s Pottery Museum

Until this week Jacky Jones, Trustee at The Magic Attic, only had a small postcard size photograph of her great grandfather John Thomson who worked as a potter at Sharpe’s Pottery in Swadlincote. John Thomson was born in Glasgow in 1869. He came down from Glasgow...

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Swadlincote TARDIS discovered on West Street

Swadlincote TARDIS discovered on West Street

When I moved to Swadlincote a few years ago I noticed a large brick building on the corner of Alexandra Road and West Street.  It had a painted sign saying ‘Sharpe’s Pottery Museum’ but I didn’t pay it too much attention having lots of other things to do at the time. ...

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New Job opportunity at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum

New Job opportunity at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum

Sharpe's Pottery Heritage and Arts Trust wish to appoint a part-time Business and Development Manager to start in June this year. See more on the Job Advert (link below) which gives details of how you can find the job description, how to apply, and other information...

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Danielle brings a fresh look to Sharpe’s Pottery Museum!

Danielle brings a fresh look to Sharpe’s Pottery Museum!

Danielle Orme, Foundation Degree Contemporary Creative Practice student at Burton and South Derbyshire College has recently worked on a live brief involving the refresh of Sharpe’s Pottery Museum’s visual identity.As part of the refresh, Danielle has chosen a new...

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Voices in the Kiln

Voices in the Kiln

A new augmented reality app funded by Derbyshire County Council’s Community Priorities Programme thanks to Councillor Stuart Swan, has been created by a group of young people who attend People Express to enable visitors of Sharpe’s Pottery Museum to see Victorian...

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The art of Raku is returning to Sharpe’s Pottery

The art of Raku is returning to Sharpe’s Pottery

Read on to find out more about this traditional, yet also contemporary art form. The meaning of the word raku is “fun, delightful, joy” and is from the Japanese language. Raku  楽 Raku generally refers to a type of low-firing process that was inspired by traditional...

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