CRAFTERS are enjoying a new lease of life at ceramics classes in Greenock.

Enthusiasts have been flocking to weekly Young at Art sessions to pursue their passion for pottery.

The classes are open to the over-60s and delivered by RIG Arts from their new studio in Clarence Street.

Margaret Moyse, 69, has done classes with RIG before and says she is delighted to be back.

She said: "I really enjoy crafts and their new studio is great.

"I'm making a plaque for the garden.

"I think crafting is good for the mind and for the soul."

Local artist Dawn Hair, who specialises in ceramics, is the workshop leader.

She says her senior students are 'a fantastic, enthusiastic bunch'.

She said: "It's good being back out again - it's a social thing as well as learning new skills."

Karen Orr, of RIG Arts, added: "It's great to see folk coming together and being creative."

The project, funded by National Lottery Awards for All, was originally based in Broomhill before it was halted by the pandemic.

People didn't want to do the classes on Zoom, so they were postponed until restrictions eased.

Karen says that the new studio in the town centre is Covid-compliant with a fresh air ventilation system.

Students are capped at a maximum of 10 sitting two metres apart and everyone must wear a face-covering.

Karen said: "It's been so popular we had to add an extra class in the afternoon."

*Classes run on Fridays between 10am and noon and 12.30 and 2.30pm and for more information email