Pottery Works is a studio and gallery space located in New Westminster BC, sponsored by the Community Living Society. A collective of talented painters, potters and jewellers, all overcoming disability through their art, create original works for exhibition and sale. The Colour Collective, is a group within Pottery Works that focuses on the foundations of painting, such as colour theory and the elements of design. The groups latest project is to put together an exhibition of paintings depicting scenes from around New Westminster. As the artists are also learning the basics of photography, the paintings are based from photographs the artists take themselves from around the community for reference. As our studio focuses on pottery as well, we’re hoping to be able to print colour decals of the artists work so they can be fired onto mugs and vases and sold in both of our New Westminster shop locations.
We hope people in the community are inspired by the work our artists create, and that they look at their community in a whole new light, both by seeing the beauty of where they live and the talents of some of those they share the community with. The money our artists can make from selling their work goes right back into their pockets and the studio. Through both of our stores we sell a lot of work to tourists. Another benefit to our community is having the ability to send pottery with beautiful images of New Westminster all over the world.
The studio and shop has ongoing supply costs and other expenses. With the ONE Prize money we would hope to buy a colour decal printer and the additional supplies to create prints of the artists work, especially their paintings of New Westminster. With this tool we can print the images onto our pottery to sell at both of our local shops.
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