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Prizes That Money Can’t Buy Offered as Craft Centre Launches Luxury Draw

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A Mid Wales attraction has launched a luxury draw offering prizes that money just can’t buy, as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations.

The exclusive prizes are one-off, tailored experiences offered by the independent craft studios at Corris Craft Centre, near Machynlleth, which opens daily from 10am to 5pm.

Amongst the top prizes, the Quarry Pottery studio, which is also celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, is offering an exclusive one-to-one pottery throwing workshop with a special behind the scenes tour with the potters themselves.

Lahn Hinchliffe, owner of the Quarry Pottery, said:

“My parents established the Quarry Pottery back in 1982 when the Corris Craft Centre first opened.

“This year we have launched pottery throwing workshops but our one-off prize also includes an exclusive behind the scenes tour to view the kiln where our pottery is fired, the glazing area and so much more.”

Visitors to the craft centre this year who make a purchase in the studios will be given a free entry into the luxury prize draw.

Other exclusive prizes include a one-to-one candle carving workshop offered by The Candle Studio, a chocolate pizza making workshop for four plus a chocolate tasting session in the Chocablock studio and a private tasting and cocktail class for up to six people at the Dyfi Distillery.

The remaining prizes are a print or photography tutorial for one with Sammi Wilson Art, a pyrography course for one with Taran Eco Designs, a leather tooling workshop for one with Hyde & Sheep and £75 each from Delyn Glass and Agau Jewellery to spend on the companies’ glass sculptures and jewellery collection, respectively.

The nine winners will be drawn at random at the beginning of November.

Hannah Quincey, the craft centre’s general manager, said:

“Our 40th anniversary is a real milestone. Over the years, the craft centre has evolved and changed enormously and, during this time, received lots of support from local residents and visitors to the area.

“The luxury prize draw is our way of saying thank you to everyone for their support. We’re looking forward to the next 40 years.”

Voluntary donations are encouraged to the Wales Air Ambulance and the South and Mid Wales Cave Rescue, charities which assist local people and visitors alike to make Mid Wales a much safer area.