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Celebrating Volunteers Week at Sharpe’s!

This #VolunteersWeek we are thinking about the awesome contributions that volunteers make each and every day. Volunteering comes in many different shapes and sizes, but no matter the role, task or project, the impact is HUGE! Our Volunteer Coordinator, Jenni, has been...

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New Exhibition: A Spotlight on Bretby Art Pottery

New Exhibition: A Spotlight on Bretby Art Pottery

Our newest exhibition at Sharpe’s Pottery is the extraordinary pottery made by Bretby Art Pottery! You and your family/friends are welcomed to come along and enjoy the exhibition in its full glory. It is also completely free to attend so we encourage everyone that can...

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS The shortest day has arrived and we're all dreaming of a white Christmas (though we might be disappointed on that score!).  Here at Sharpe's we're all looking forward to spending time with our friends and family and will close at 4pm on Friday...

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New Maker Alert!

Here at Sharpe's, we pride ourselves on having a variety of local Derbyshire-based makers in our shop - it's so much nicer when we can work with local people to stock the most interesting items!  Our latest maker is @TwoMadges, designers and sisters who make bespoke...

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Halloween is (almost) here!

Halloween is (almost) here!

This Halloween, we're getting ready to have a spook-tacular time.  We have a week of special activities lined up for families and children - but everyone can join in if they want. Saturday 28 October - Spookfest 2023 10am - 4pm, A Witches Walk, Dare-to-touch Boxes and...

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Our latest donation

Our latest donation

Today we have welcomed two very unusual T.G. Green goblets to Sharpe's.  Mrs Pat Harris came in to the museum and kindly donated these beautiful objects that were made by her father, Harold Sidney "Sid" Smith.  He was Chief Turner at Green's before going on to work in...

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Catching up with Andy Mason

Catching up with Andy Mason

In anticipation of our Raku workshop on Saturday 9 September, we caught up with Andy Mason and asked him a few questions about himself, pottery and, of course, Sharpe's!  This is what he had to say ... Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Hmm... well, here's a...

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Summer time is here!

Summer time is here!

You may think the holidays are never ending (we wish they were too!) but August is already upon us and September looms.  The shops are selling school uniform and everything is 'Back to School'. But there's still time left to enjoy yourself and indulge in a little 'me'...

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Mornin’ Duck – Part 2

Mornin’ Duck – Part 2

We're really excited to welcome Stuart Walster's brilliant homage to life in Swadlincote back to the kiln hovel this month! Created as part of the final year project for his BA in Graphic Design and Illustration from DeMontfort University, Stuart spent time in and...

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Half Term at Sharpe’s

Half Term at Sharpe’s

Yes!  It's that time of year again - a week off around the final bank holiday of May (hasn't it been a great month?) and we've got several activities on to keep you and your family entertained.  From a Father's Day ceramics session with the fantastic Nicola Rose...

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