Clay Cottage gets a lift from BJB

The regeneration of the Freemen Street area received another boost recently when Clay Cottage (t/a Peterson Pottery Studio) brought an old boarded up shop back to life. Situated in Wellington Street, the shop had been boarded up for nearly 50 years.

Donnas Peterson, supported by family and friends, began the mammoth task of renovation. A major dilemma was to how move her kiln into the shop space. This is when BJB Lift Trucks came to the rescue. Their professional approach, site visits and attention to detail, let alone the extra effort to do the job early in the morning was second to none. Donna commented, “the lads did a fantastic job, they made it look so easy. I would highly recommend them and send grateful thanks to all the team who were involved.”

After months of hard work ‘Clay Cottage’ has now been transformed into a traditional working pottery & sculpture workspace. Trading as Peterson Pottery Studio, it is the first of its kind in this area so will bring a truly unique experience to Grimsby. This is a long awaited dream come true for local sculptress and ceramic artist Donnas Peterson, who incidentally, made Dudley the Donkey who stands in the Pier Gardens Cleethorpes.

Peterson Pottery Studio visitors can watch the potter at work on the potter’s wheel – a rare sight – as well as buying a truly unique handmade gift from the showroom. Potentially a future tourist attraction and this business will assist in the uplift and regeneration of Freeman Street.