Ceramicist Ann selected for award

Tansley ceramicist Ann Bates has been recognised for her work in creating bespoke handmade funerary urns and has been selected from hundreds of nominees to go through to the final stages of this year’s Good Funeral Awards ceremony at the Porchester Hall in London today.

Fran Hall, chief executive of The Good Funeral Guide, joint organiser of the event, said: “The Good Funeral Awards recognise exceptional service to bereaved people from all aspects of the funeral industry and supporting services. “By progressing this far Ann Bates Ceramics has already demonstrated outstanding professionalism, empathy and a willingness to go the extra mile.”

Ann is a member of the Peak District Artisans and the Northern Potters Association.