Surprise special guests David Cameron and Aung San Suu Kyi joined us at Aston Pottery on
Friday 22nd June 2012 to the delight of the gathered crowd of around 2000 people.
The esteemed guests were presented with flowers by two local children, Patrick Thomas and Hannah Sparrowhawk.
This was followed by a tour of the pottery work shops and where our guests saw the process involved in
making and decorating the distinctive Aston Pottery ceramic.
Decorators Nikki, Carolyn and Rebecca were all introduced to the Prime Minister and leader of the Burmese opposition.
After having a brief look around the award winning shop and greeting a line up of staff, David and Daw Suu
then joined Stephen and Jane Baughan and 200 local primary school children for a tea party thrown in
honour of Aston Pottery’s 21st Anniversary year.
David Cameron proceeded to the new Pleached Hornbeam Walk, a garden meticulously planned and planted by
Stephen Baughan and his team over the last year. With its crowning glory the summer house located at the end walk.
Where he unveiled a hand decorated ceramic plaque to commemorate the occasion and declared the gardens officially open.
It was an honour and a privilege to play host to such important and respected guests, as well as the world’s
media who turned out to capture the occasion. The staff, children and villagers of Aston will remember
such a spectacular occasion for a long time.
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