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15th February
09:45 to 15:00
10 You will earn 10 bronze points for completing this activity.
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Enterprise Visit: Darwen Terracotta

15th February 09:45 to 15:00
Open to All Students. Come and experience the workings of the amazing Darwen Terracotta. Learn about product design, making, business and entrepreneurship! You will gain first hand insight to the operation of this factory, the business operation, production, processes and people.

Students will learn how the insight of two entrepreneurial individuals harnessed the skills of the local workforce and established a company with their current leading international reputation, seeing the production of large-scale and medium scale objects in clay for international markets. 



Packed lunch will be provided with vegetarian sandwiches, however, if you have specific dietary requirements you will need to bring your own lunch.  

Meet at 9.45am outside students union building, Higher Ormond Street, M15 6BR. We will travel by coach and return from the factory at 3pm. 

  • Students must bring drawing equipment (pencils, sketchbook, eraser), notebook, and photography equipment (e.g. mobile phone or SLR camera) to record your visit.  
  • Please wear suitable footwear for entering a working factory (no heels or open toed shoes) and for expected weather conditions.  
  • This will be a walking tour in an industrial setting, including stairs.  
  • If you have a PLP or other accessibility issues please contact CJ O’Neill ( before Friday 10th February to discuss.

Space on this trip is limited so please ensure you sign up early to guarantee a place.  

In A Nutshell...

  • Learn...product design, making, business and entrepreneurship!
  • Meet...Successful Greater Manchester Entrepreneurs.
  • Gain Insight...into starting your own creative business.
  • amazing ceramics factory in Blackburn.
  • Earn up to 10 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.


  • place 09:45 to 15:00 on 15/02/23 - Darwen Terracotta, Ribble House, Challenge Way, Blackburn BB1 5RB
    Enterprise Visit: Darwen Terracotta