Published: 21.06.2024

Solar2 Commissions Local Potter to Celebrate Hessay Solar Farm Success

Solar2 commissioned unique gift for every member of the team to celebrate Hessay Solar Farm.

To celebrate the successful planning application of Hessay Solar Farm, Solar2 commissioned Little Leaf Pottery to create a unique gift for every member of the Solar2 and sister company Wind2 teams.

As an independently owned renewable energy developer, Solar2 is committed to supporting local businesses. To mark the success of the Hessay Solar Farm planning application, Richard Morgan, Solar Development Director, commissioned Little Leaf Pottery, a local artisan potter, to craft a personalised tumbler for each member of the Solar2 and Wind2 teams.

Little Leaf Pottery, based in York, is a small independent pottery studio owned by Gabriela Rissi Pyman. Located just a few miles from Hessay Solar Farm, Gabi started her business from her kitchen table in 2020. She has since expanded her operations, including launching a website, and continues to create one-of-a-kind, hand-thrown beautiful items.

Gabi commented, “I was so pleased to work on the commission for Solar2. Every item I make is purposefully unique. Working with a company that celebrates their success by commissioning local artists really resonated with me. We need to celebrate our artists, and through companies like Solar2, small independently owned businesses like mine can flourish.”

The making of the Hessay Solar Farm tumblers

Richard Morgan added, “Gabi has created beautiful, individual tumblers for us that have been fantastically received by the whole team. It is important to me, the senior leadership, and the wider team that we support both local businesses and the arts. Being independently owned ourselves, we understand the importance of embracing local independent businesses.”

Richard continued, “I am immensely proud of the team and all they have achieved gaining consent for Hessay Solar Farm. The project, which aligns with Yock City Council’s Net Zero target, when built, will generate enough renewable electricity to meet the needs of 13,000 average homes.”

Visit the Hessay Solar Farm website for further information.