On thursday June 20, please join us in celebrating 25 years of Inspirations Studio: Toronto's beloved and transformative ceramics program for women who have been impacted by poverty, mental health and/or addiction. The event, hosted by OCAD University, will include a Silent auction of contemporary ceramic sculpture by artists Shary Boyle, Lisa Cresky, Marc Egan, Heather Goodchild, Lindsay Montgomery and Julie Moon.
A collaboration between Inspirations Studio members of the Studio and OCADU students. Inspirations Studio members have made ceramic pieces and the student will create paintings in response. The results to be revealed at the event. There will also be a paint your own ceramics area; pottery wheel demos: a few speeches celebrating the history of the program; raffles; projections; and of course, Music, food, drink and good company.
100% of all proceeds go directly to the Studio's operating costs.
More about Inspirations Studio:
Since 1994 hundreds of Women have walked through the doors of Inspirations Studio to learn how to make pottery in a safe, supportive and transformational work environment. The members of the Inspirations Studio have been impacted by poverty, trauma, homelessness, mental and physical health and/or addictions.
The studio’s core mission is to facilitate improvements in members’ lives through the making and selling of pottery. Through creative, therapeutic and skill building work, women gain a sense of self-confidence, dignity and stability, a connection with community and a new way to engage with the world as makers.
Inspirations Studio is supported by the trustee and mentorship program of St. Stephen’s Community House. The Studio and Store is located at 2480 Dundas st West in Toronto.