The Paint, Plant, and Pottery Sale at DSLG was a roaring success.
This year we pushed hard for donations and you definitely responded. Plants were turning up every day and they were even dropped off during the sale. We had a steady flow of customers and so many plants. Our pottery flew off the shelves and our artists were so happy to meet customers who loved their work.
The final figures aren't in quite yet but the artists and everyone involved are so happy with the number of people who turned up, bought their fab pottery, and made donations to the Developmental Services of Leeds and Grenville.
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Being part of the Brockville community is a big part of my identity both as Krista and Krista-the-artist.
Which is why, every year, I donate bowls to the Empty Bowls Fundraiser in Brockville.
All year, Loaves and Fishes provide low-cost eating options to the community. For the fundraiser, Brockville comes together to support. Local chefs provide the soup, local artisans provide the bowls, and local musicians provide the entertainment. It's truly a community effort. Tickets ran at about $25 per head and included lunch and bowl for you to take home. I'm so proud of our community for providing so many bowls to this fab event.
You can learn more about the loaves and fishes fundraiser here.
This year, my veteran students jumped in and helped with the production. All their help and support made me truly feel the community spirit.
A special thank you to students who assisted with throwing and glazing support:
And finally, thank you to the students that attended the Empty Bowls on my behalf.
Did you know that I offer pottery workshops around the Leeds & Grenville area?
Well, I do!
I work with students within the local area, and I love every moment of working with young people as they explore creativity and get messy!
It helps knowing that pottery has amazing benefits for the kids, there are so many great ways that children thrive from playing with clay and learning more about the arts.
This time around, we focused on literary explorations. The funding for the classes came from the library so what better way to link the two than by using characters and books to enhance creativity?
We dug right into the clay (pun intended) and created small books that allowed for the kids to represent their favourite characters from the media they consumed.
As you can see we have minions, spaceships, and even a penguin!
Here’s where you can find out more about the school workshops I offer to our community and ways to get your kids involved in clay
Offering pottery classes to adults and kids in Athens, Brockville, and Kingston, ON.