The intent of the project is bring the experience of working with clay to more elementary schools.
I get asked to volunteer to teach pottery for after school programs but am not always financially able to share pottery with them. The budget on these programs is very tight.
Most of the elementary schools in this area have had to cut out pottery because of the cost of running an maintaining kilns and other studio equipment. Teachers frequently do not have the technical knowledge of safely firing kilns.
As a private studio, I offer similar classes out of my studio but the children who might benefit the most do not have the means to attend.
For these after school classes, I would assist the teacher at their location. Volunteering my time and cover the material costs from the Awesome Grant money.
Financé par Alaska (February 2018)