Hannah is an early career ceramicist working in Stirling who is passionate about her practice and teaching others about her craft and throwing clay as an art form. Hannah is part of the Made in Stirling collective at the new creative hub at 44 King Street with experience of teaching community classes for all ages. Creative Stirling is a social enterprise set up in 2012 who have recently established this new creative space in the city centre as part of scaling up their plans to energise and create capacity for more creative enterprise and arts led start-up businesses.
Hannah at work on the wheel.
It's going really well so far, with lots of artist led classes and events and opportunities being created and delivered at the hub, and we aim to make everything we do sustainable with a business model that reinvests all of the income we generate back into our community. Funding for arts projects is really difficult these days, but we believe that traditional craft skills are super important and something everyone can enjoy and benefit from, and we know that there's a demand for this kind of craft experience from the lovely people who come into Made in Stirling Store every day and tell us about the kind of creative practices and activities that they want to learn and do.
We need some capital funding for a range of new ceramics kit so that Hannah and other local ceramicists can share their knowledge and skills with each other and with the wider community. We need potters wheels and a kiln, to start with, so we can help to establish the ceramics studio in the city centre to offer classes and workshops that everyone can enjoy and bring something different to Stirling.
Here are just some of the rewards made by Hannah MacKintosh. To see more images of the rewards on offer follow us and Hannah on social media, or come into Made in Stirling!
Instagram @creative_stirling and @hjmackintosh
Some Teapots by MacKintosh Made available:
Some of the Cups available by MacKintosh Made:
Rewards available by local potter Kathleen Morison: