Projects > Flowerpots 2019
In 2019, we officially took over the Buxton Flowerpot Project from the Buxton Town Team, having previously supported their workshops and promotion. The project came about through their Buxton in Bloom competition having a 'Best Flowerpot Person' category. As this is all about re-using materials, making something and them often being funny, it is something we wanted to keep going.
We decided to run making workshops and bring back the Buxton Flowerpot Trail.
In March, we produced a promotional leaflets and went round lots of shops to encourage their participation. In April, we arranged public and private workshops to help people get involved and make flowerpot people. In May and June, we ran six workshops including two six-hour workshops at the Buxton Spring Fair and Rotary Club Summer Fair. And for July, we produced the trail map which was available from The Green Man Gallery and Buxton Visitor Centre in the Pump Room.
The project was supported by a Derbyshire County Council Action Grant.
Have you made a flowerpot person? Send us a picture or post it on social media using the hashtag #BuxtonFlowerpotTrail.
For our entry to the Buxton Flowerpot Trail, to join in with the Buxton in Bloom theme of music and water, we created The Village People doing YMCA and displayed them at The Green Man Gallery. What do you think? Seems the judges liked it as we only went and won first prize in the community flowerpot category!
Some of the wonderful flowerpot people creations spotted around Buxton