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Community Pottery for Everyone

by Gaynor Etter in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom


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This project will only be funded if at least £4,000 is pledged by 25th February 2021 at 11:59pm

Everyone is welcome at Community Pottery! Together we can build a community support fund to enable vulnerable or disadvantage people to join

by Gaynor Etter in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom


Our Pottery Workshops allow you to meet like-minded people to start your pottery journey together!  

Together we can build a community support fund to enable those who may be vulnerable or disadvantaged to join our Pottery Community Workshops! 

With this support fund we plan to cover 100% of all workshop costs for the disadvantaged and vulnerable groups so they too can join our Pottery Community.

Money will go towards:

  • Clay
  • Glazes
  • Underglazes
  • Firing
  • Tool kits (one per person)
  • Face shields (one per person)
  • Workshop running costs

& if we make target (and more!)

  • Raku kiln!
  • Pottery wheels!


Art Space G41 is where crafts, creativity & well-being come together.   

Our space connects the community through creative workshops, classes, events and seminars.   

Our crafts include pottery, painting, drawing, jewellery making, sewing, furniture up-cycling, kids crafts & paper crafts to name just a few.   

Our well-being services include yoga, Tai Chi and meditation.   

We are a Scottish Community Interest Company (CIC) based in the heart of Glasgow's Southside - Shawlands.  

 Being a CIC means we put our community first – Art Space G41 is ran by the community for the community. 


EVERYONE is the answer! 

We wish to include everyone from all walks of life to our Pottery community and workshops. But for many individuals and families in Glasgow joining such communities may seem daunting and they may not have the financial means to do so.

Our Aviva Crowdfunder is specifically aimed to help isolated, vulnerable, disadvantaged and fragile communities in the Glasgow & surrounding area to come together with all other communities to create one Pottery Community.  


We want to connect people from all kinds of background together to tackle disadvantage segregation  

 'Deprived' does not just mean 'poor' or 'low income'. It can also mean people have fewer resources and opportunities: 

  • Employment 
  • Education 
  • Health 
  • Access to services 
  • Crime  
  • Housing  

 Here are examples of disadvantaged and vulnerable communities we are putting at our forefront to help    



So how can we create Community Pottery for EVERYONE?  

 Ok - so we cannot fit EVERYONE into our Art Space studio (not all at once anyway!!) so we will create a selection of Community Pottery Project Workshops.


To ensure EVERYONE is included we are creating a voucher scheme for the workshops.  

  • Those individuals / families who are considered under our Vulnerable / disadvantaged group will be issued with a voucher for a 3 week pottery workshop.      
  • Those who are not from the vulnerable  / disadvantaged group can purchase a voucher.  


The most important part: 

- no matter what your background may be or your current situation is, EVERYONE can join our Community and they can decide which Pottery Project Workshop to attend that suits them!  

 It is all about removing the divide, stopping the segregations and welcoming all walks of life together with one common interest and goal - making pottery and having fun!


We want to make our workshops as fun and diverse as our community!  

Through our Pottery Community Group we have already got a whole list of ideas and we will continue to come up with more! 

We want to create different workshop projects so we can ensure that we tailor our workshops to meet the needs of all our community.  

Included in all of our workshops is the following:

  • Clay
  • Glaze
  • Firings x2
  • Tools (each participant will get their own to avoid cross contamination)
  • Face shield 
  • Storage for your work over the 3 weeks
  • Full instruction and guidance 
  • Tea / coffee / cakes 
  • Leaflets will be available for further advice / guidance and counsel for vulnerable and disadvantaged people.  
  • Your final ceramic pieces to take home to treasure forever!

What you need to bring

  • Apron
  • Wear old clothes (although clay and glaze does wash out)
  • Face mask (to use between your table and the sink)
  • Passion for having Fun!



Volunteer Program 

  • Pottery Workshop assistant 
  • Delivering and collecting clay/pottery from home potters 
  • Sales assistant at our store  
  • Creating clay packs  
  • Help with our social media channels  
  • Painting and decorating the Art Space G41 to make is a happy place.  
  • And More!  


Contribute Financially  

  • Join our Community Pottery with a financial contribution. 
  • We rely on those with a more disposable income to help cover the costs of those who cannot afford to.  
  • Together we can build a community support fund to enable those who may be vulnerable or disadvantaged to join our Pottery Community Workshops! 
  • See our amazing rewards scheme for your very much valued contributions.  
  • Without your help our project is not possible  

Join our Community Pottery Facebook group 

  • Share workshop ideas 
  • Discuss your projects 
  • Keep up to date with upcoming workshops  
  • Share photos  
  • Encourage others  


Vulnerable People & Learning Difficulties 

Teachers and volunteers working with children and/or vulnerable adults will be subject to a PVG Disclosure Scotland Record to ensure safe guarding.  


Mental Health 

Art Space G41 actively invites individuals and groups suffering from mental health issues. Art Therapy is a recognised form of psychotherapy using art media as a way to express and communicate. This can be extremely effective for people suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD, autism, dementia plus many more. 


Covid – 19 Compliance 

We have up-dated our health and safety policy to be Covid-19 compliant. Please contact Art Space G41 for further details. Please note: we will be posting a video and guidelines in the near future with regards to this.  


Zero Tolerance Policy for Discrimination  

Art Space G41 proudly welcomes everyone to join our community regardless of gender, race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities.  



This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£120 or more

0 of 80 claimed

£120 Community Pottery Workshop

Voucher for 1 person to attend a 3 week block course of Community Pottery of your choosing! Materials, glazing and firing included!

£5 or more

£5 Sponsorship

Join our Pottery Community & your name will be featured on our sponsor page!

£10 or more

0 of 100 claimed

£10 Art Space G41 Pen

Art Space G41 pen!

£10 or more

£10 Bella's Bakery Coffee & Cake

Coffee & Cake for 2 people, courtesy of Bella's Bakery

£15 or more

0 of 50 claimed

£15 Art Space G41 Mug

Art Space G41 branded Mug

£15 or more

1 of 100 claimed

£15 Art Space G41 Tote Bag

Art Space G41 branded Tote bag to carry all your pottery tools!

£20 or more

£20 Sponsorship

Join our Pottery Community & your name will be featured on our sponsor page!

£40 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£40 Handmade Ceramic

Handmade Ceramic Plant pot by Sarah Bland Ceramics

£60 or more

0 of 30 claimed

£60 Art Space G41 Studio hire

Hire the Art Space G41 studio for your own workshop or event! (2 hour hire)

£150 or more

0 of 4 claimed

£150 Private Pottery Wheel Session

2.5 hour private pottery wheel session for 2 people. Have your "Ghost" moment! Materials, glazing and firing included!

£187 or more

0 of 15 claimed

£180 Art Space G41 Studio hire

Hire the Art Space G41 studio for your own workshop or event! (6 hour hire)

£320 or more

0 of 6 claimed

£320 Private Pottery Party

Private pottery party for up to 8 people at Art Space G41 BYOB 2.5 hours Materials, glaze and firing included!

£500 or more

0 of 4 claimed

£500 Team Building Pottery

Team Building Pottery session at your place of work (or Art Space G41) for up to 10 people. 2.5 hours Materials, glazes and firing included!

Let's make 'Community Pottery for Everyone' happen

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