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 and a few of our very own friends, David Voorhees, Bill Moore, Martha Peddicord, and Tracy Hawkins. However, as of December 2020 we’ve had the generosity of our some friends of the Village who contributed vessels as well. We’re calling this Vessels of Hope: Friends of the Village!
Meet Tracy Hawkins:
Tracy Hawkins, a retired engineer, came to us as a student in our Advanced Studies Program. She was already a wonderful potter with skills and creativity overflowing, but she wanted community, and to create a unique body of work. She did just that all while filling our studios with joy and laughter! Now she has a home studio and business, PearlMax Studios, where she has embraced porcelain and surface design in her body of work. This lovely VOH is indicative of the hope and color she brings to this world.
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.
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