Awe-Inspiring Manufacturer of Superior Handmade Pottery in Gloucestershire

Coleford, Gloucestershire
REF: S07007

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  • Well Established
  • Specialist Quality Products
  • Sale includes Copyright to Substantial Designs and Shapes
  • Fully Operational Studio
  • Highly Professional E-Commerce Website
  • Licensed to sell alcohol to the public

This is a rare opportunity to purchase a lucrative pottery retailer, specialising in handmade and hand painted pots with a personalised edge. Since 1991, the business has pioneered the path for pottery, beginning in the market town of Coleford in Gloucestershire before advancing nationwide via ecommerce and corporate clients. Business sales have soared thanks to the retailers growing reputation and productivity.

While the team operate from a high-end studio, the pots retail at a reasonable price. The extensive range of ceramic products are finished in an array of underglaze colours, oxides and precious on-glaze lustres.

The shop also advertises fun, wholesome family craft sessions. The premises is also fully licensed to sell alcohol, encouraging the older audience to embrace their inner artist in a fun and social environment in groups of up to 20. There are three methods of production: hand-throwing, jolly jiggering and slip casting. Most of the transactions derive from their excellent e-commerce website, while additional trade comes from individual shoppers, corporate orders and plenty of reorders.

The business is for sale on leasehold with the preferred option to buy the freehold.

As customers approach the shop, they face an outstanding, brightly painted terraced building with a traditional style slate roof. At the entrance, there are plenty of products on display and throughout the entire shop. Behind the showroom is a space for craft sessions, where tables and chairs are laid out surrounded by colourful walls. The pottery is made in a separate building to the rear, 3000 sq. Ft, with all equipment contained therein. Adjoining the studio is the drying room, painting room and storage rooms for the moulds and masters. The studio is first-class, with atrium lighting to provide plenty of natural light favoured by potters.

The sale includes most of the equipment, and all stock and design copyrights; a full itinerary and accommodation details are available upon request. The business’s exemplary e-commerce site and social media platforms are also included.

The current owner is willing to stay on for a transitional period.

This is a superb opportunity to acquire an established, traditional pottery retail shop with a great e-commerce website and global reputation.

The vendor believes that the ideal buyer for this sale would be a young, business-minded, ceramic designer eager to continue their passion and take this lucrative business to the next level. Likewise, the business would also suit an owner-operator couple, which would ultimately save on staff costs. Alternatively, a large manufacturer, looking to buy the copyright could also be an interested party in the sale.

To grow, the new owner could attend more international trade fairs in art capitals of the world such as Paris, New York, Frankfurt and London. The business has 3000 square feet of working space. There is a vast scope for the new owner to extend the present working area.

  • Market town location
  • E-commerce
  • Area of outstanding natural beauty
  • High street location
  • High footfall
  • Other businesses nearby
  • Car parking nearby
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