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Adult Pottery Courses To Continue in Frome

The Frome community was set to lose their adult pottery classes following a major funding cut to leading Somerset adult education provider SS&L (Somerset Skills & Learning) in the Autumn, which has led to all their community education classes being halted.

However, SS&L has held discussions with Frome Community Education and pottery courses will now be running at Frome College from January 2018.   

"This is a great result for the Frome community which has always embraced creative and artistic endeavours," said SS&L's Director of Curriculum, Kathryn Baker.

"We are thrilled that Frome Community Education has picked up the baton and will continue SS&L's hugely popular adult pottery courses," she said.

The classes will appear in the latest brochure from Frome Community Education, and are already on the website – fromecommed.org.uk.   Students are already booking online or by visiting the Cheese and Grain box office.   Classes will start on Monday 8th January with evening classes on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, while day classes are both morning and afternoon on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.   Existing tutors Russell Coates, Hiro Takahaski-Coates and Andrew Eddleston will continue in their teaching roles.

Frome College Principal, Emma Reynolds, said “As a new comer to College, I was very impressed by the standard of work produced by the adult potters in Frome through SS&L.   There is unlikely to be another school in the country that has such an outstanding set-up.   I am so pleased that Frome Community Education and SS&L came to such an amicable agreement so quickly, and that the College is able to maintain the provision that started in the town back in 1901.”