A Call for Help
Sarah has completed the Vessels of Hope: Chapter 1 with 500 Vessels made and 500 Vessels Claimed AMAZING!
It’s time for Chapter 2:
Unfortunately, we are all still dealing with Covid 19 and we all must continue to press into hope! The Village Potters Clay Center is not out of the woods yet. The amazing support we received from the project excited the whole TVPCC team (who are now back to work) to take the torch and carry on the mission with a second round of Vessels of Hope: Chapter 2. The Potters participating are: Lori Theriault, Judi Harwood, Christine Henry, Julia Mann, Tori Motyl and Katie Meili Messersmith.
Lori is offering handmade bowls with sgraffito surface that will feature a range of designs, from her ‘Vincent’ sky patterns to her trees, and some with both. Each one is unique and no two are the same. If you’d like to support The Village Potters Clay Center and our community during this time check out with one of Lori’s bowls today by adding one to the cart. You will be notified prior to pick up or shipping. These pieces are being made now and will take a bit more time to be finished, fired, glazed, fired again, and ready to be in your hands and homes.
“I happened upon The Village Potters when they were just building out the space that is now the gallery and teaching center (back then it was the gallery and resident artist studios). My business was recovering from the recession, and I was looking for a place to re-start my creative life. They welcomed me in, and it’s been home and so much more for more than 8 years, and I not only re-built my business, I joined and helped create a community of and for artists that has had profound impacts on so many who have passed through our doors. What my business will be in the future is unknown other than I know I’ll keep making pots, but what I do know is that a facility like The Village Potters Clay Center is important to both emerging and established artists. Whether you source your clay through our Clay Company, enrich your life with the beautiful pottery in our gallery, or take classes or pursue a career through our advanced programs in person or online – there are multiple levels of how we interact with and help enhance our community. It’s a privilege to be a part of it, and to do anything I can to support it.” – Lori Theriault
Discovering new ways to sustain The Village Potters Clay Center during this season of closure is our primary job now. As Sarah continues to apply for loans and grants and we all choose hope each day. Now that we have reopened and we are all back in the studio we are all hard at work, throwing, handbuilding, carving, and glazing and saggar firing these vessels each unique to each potter. Just as every vessel is unique so is each potter. Watch for demonstrations on our Facebook and Instagram pages where we will be sowing the seeds of hope and sharing our thoughts and our process.
*You can order more than one and give them as gifts.
Return to the top of the page and click on “Add to cart” to purchase a vessel.