Partridge’s opens doors to Saturday pop-up shop

Maree Partridge and Naomi Gray at Paint Pot Ceramics' pop up shop event.
Maree Partridge and Naomi Gray at Paint Pot Ceramics' pop up shop event.

Paint Pot Ceramics offered painting sessions to members of the public last weekend as it got a taste of running a shop in Fraserburgh’s High Street.

Local business owner Maree Partridge, of Partridge’s in Turriff, has opened the doors to her former Fraserburgh store to allow for pop-up shops to rent the floorspace.

The business to take over the shop for the first time, last Saturday, was Paint Pot Ceramics, offering members of the public the chance to paint and purchase their own pottery.

Participants for the painting sessions with the normally Facebook-based business had already arrived for the 10am start when the doors opened.

Speaking to the Fraserburgh Herald about the programme to allow self-starters to rent the shop for the day, Mrs Partridge said that she had received enquiries from across the North-east.

The shop is currently being offered to business and members of the public as an alternative to visiting car boot sales or as a space for fundraisers and groups to meet.

More information on the concept is available by visiting: www.goo.gl/2Pzqh.

Paint Pot Ceramics can be found at www.facebook.com/paintpotceramics. A further painting event has been scheduled for July 18.