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Country Love Crafts (formerly Country Love Ceramics) is one of UK's largest wholesalers, suppliers, distributors products for the contemporary "paint your own pottery" and crafts businesses.
We offer a full mentoring service from inception through to establishment of new businesses in this field and currently supply over 1200 businesses (mostly UK based). We also formed the “Guild of Ceramic Studios”.
Pottery Painting offers a creative experience for men and women, young and old. Once established, programmes can be developed to introduce a more diverse range of crafts.
It is worth noting the following positive points regarding pottery painting:
In conjunction with pottery painting, there are a number of other creative activities that can be introduced as the business evolves. For example activities such as: craft painting projects (glass, porcelain, wood, candle, soap, stone, terracotta etc), enamelling, silver clay keepsakes and decoupage.
Our products will promote craft activities on three levels for a venue:
1. Customers looking for something to fill time or to start a new hobby.
2. Customers that enjoy the process of making something.
3. Customers that love/appreciate hand-made things and just want to buy them.
This is a marvellous opportunity for communities. According to an article in Good Housekeeping, nearly 32 billion was spent on crafts in 2009, which is a 7-percent increase over the previous year. In addition, TV programmes such as “Kirstie’s Homemade Home”, which has returned to our prime-time screens for a second series, underlines that crafting is no longer a past-time for the minority but is fast becoming a mainstream trend.
This concept is hard to grasp if you have no pottery painting experience. Therefore, we would urge you to look at examples of the pieces made by existing businesses by visiting our Facebook pages at Country Love Crafts and The Guild of Ceramic Studios.
Please call if you would like more information - 01235 861700.