Rural Trades

Rural Trades

Rural Trades in and around the Norfolk Broads are thriving, providing specialist services, skilled technicians and tradesman from a Blacksmith producing ironwork and horseshoes to a stonemason restoring the churches and stately houses in this beautiful area.

The Norfolk Broads has over the past centuries, perhaps as a consequence of its somewhat isolated location, established a high degree of self-sufficiency, especially with regard to local rural crafts and tradesmen. Many skilled technicians and tradesman practice skills that are not commonly used in the day to day building or renovation industry, therefore their service are very much in demand.

Sutton Pottery
The building is "open-plan", so all craft processes are clearly visible to the public and everything made entirely by hand generally on a potter's wheel
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Tricia Francis
Her workshop is at Wroxham Barns on the Norfolk Broads
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