A CHARD business has moved to a new bigger unit for the second time in less than two years.

Diane Dening opened the first ‘Just Purdy’ shop in Holyrood Street in February 2019.

She expanded to a new, larger Holyrood Street store in September of last year.

This weekend will see Just Purdy open its doors once more, at a new unit in the Crimchard Business Centre.

Diane said: “I hope I have a good enough following that people will come with us to the new unit.

“Previously the kiln was at home, so we would have to make things at home and bringing them in to the shop, or make them in the shop and take them home to fire before bringing back. Now we are all in one place.”

Diane has around 300 moulds so people have a wide selection of pottery to pick from.

“Every one seems to have its day,” she said.

“We had a lot of garden designs through the summer and we already have things in ready for Christmas.

“I also have finished things to sell, and people can buy pottery and take it away to paint.”

Changes have had to be made for Diane to reopen during the pandemic.

She is able to take up to nine people - one group of six and one group of three - and visitors must make an appointment.

After Just Purdy’s reopening this Saturday (October 17), Diane is planning to start regular events, including children’s craft, sewing and adult evenings.

The first adults’ evening is set for Friday, October 23, and is already fully booked.

Now that the kiln is based in the shop, Diane is planning for children to work on the pottery from the start.

They can pick their mold and a month create the product from start to finish.

She added: “It is a long process but each step only takes about 10 minutes, and then you have to wait.

“So we can do each step once a week, and it will take about four weeks.”