Bell House, an educational charity in south London, is starting up a brand-new community pottery studio. We’re almost ready to open our doors to welcome anyone who wants to make something from clay. Thrown on a wheel or hand built.
At the very heart of Bell House is a commitment to creative learning. Pottery is part of our vision because we believe it’s a creative activity that has far reaching benefits. For people struggling with mental health issues, pottery classes can be a positive outlet in a warm and supportive environment.
Bell House needs funding for essential equipment. We are planning for eight potters’ wheels, and additional space for handbuilding. We will have a kiln situated next to the studio.
So we’re asking you to donate to our crowd-funding campaign. Your contribution will help us equip the Pottery Studio before opening this September. You’ll make it possible for us to offer classes to the widest most inclusive community, including those less able to pay. All of us at Bell House thank you for your support.
We're aiming to raise £10,000 through this crowdfunding campaign which will go towards the total cost of the items above. Your contribution will help in the following way:
£5 will pay for a sponge on a stock to finish the inside of a vessel
£10 will pay for a turning tool to shape a vessel
£25 will pay for a glaze sieve
£50 will pay for a whirler for handbuilding symmetrical pots
£100 will pay for a stool for a potters' wheel
£1000 will pay for a potter's wheel
any amount will go to our bursary fund to make pottery classes available to all
Please give what you can.
Everyone who makes a donation will get an invitation to our launch party in October to celebrate the opening of the new Pottery Studio and all the hard work that went into it. This includes your generous contributions to the fund for which we thank you wholeheartedly! You helped make this happen.