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Faulkner to open new Dockyard gallery

A new gallery is set to open in Dockyard.

It is hoped that the Jon Faulkner Gallery will be open in time for the America's Cup and the summer season.

Jon Faulkner founded Bermuda Clayworks in Dockyard 20 years and left the operation ten years ago. Now he is refurbishing the site ready for the opening of his new gallery.

“I sold my share of Clayworks so that I could concentrate on potting,” he said. “At that time I was more interested in making pots than running a business.

“I've spent the last ten years improving my skills and having some nice products. Now I'm taking over the gallery again.”

The space is being completely renovated to be much more family orientated and will include a ‘paint your own' pots section. The retail section will also be larger.

Mr Faulkner added: “I am renovating now partly because of the America's Cup coming later this year and partly because the space just needs renovating. It's exciting to be back again and I'm looking forward to the future.”

Joanna Cranfield, business development manager at the West End Development Corporation, said: “It's great to see the changes Jon is making. I know that a lot of people are very excited by the new shop and cannot wait for the renovations to be done.”

Artistic endeavour: Jon Faulkner will open a new gallery in Dockyard in time for the America's Cup (Photograph supplied)

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Published February 21, 2017 at 9:35 am (Updated February 21, 2017 at 9:35 am)

Faulkner to open new Dockyard gallery

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