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Turning Earth, a ceramics studio based in the Argall Industrial area, is a creative space in the borough for us to all to love and appreciate. They have unique and high-quality facilities that are open to everyone, regardless of any previous interest or skill level. There is really a lot to enjoy, including experiencing some of the lessons and courses offered in ceramics for those that really want to get stuck in the wonderful world of clay, with all the fun and relaxation that it brings.
We caught up with Lewis, managing director of Turning Earth to discuss what makes the creative studio such a special space.
Can you tell me about when and why you started your business?
Turning Earth opened its pilot studio in December 2013 with the intention to bring ceramics back into public life and make it affordable and accessible for all.
What is special about your business/ makes it stand out?
We offer ceramic facilities for all in spacious, bright and accessible studios, where students, hobbyists and burgeoning professionals make up a buoyant community, sharing ideas, learning new skills together, fostering friendships and developing skills.
What makes Lea Bridge and the business community here special?
We are right in the midst of multiple diverse, studios, commercial and industrial businesses cafes and breweries right next to Walthamstow marshes. This makes it a fantastic place for the community to work or just visit and relax.
Why should people support local businesses/ why are local customers important to you?
We believe that a strong sense of community cohesion makes people feel more at home and better connected, more willing to engage and more rooted in their environment.
Where do you like to visit/shop locally?
We love all the local cafes and restaurants and use many of the local traders, such as timber, electrical and plumbers merchants.
How can people find out more about you?