Semiahmoo Arts Society’s Soup Bowl Fundraiser
Soup Bowl Fundraisers have been a fun way to bring the community together since the 1970’s.
Melanie Watts and Bobbie Hammersley will be hosting this event to raise money to purchase a pugmill, a piece of equipment we desperately need in our Pottery Studio.
Join us Saturday, Oct 13, 6:30pm-10pm
– Choose your favourite handmade pottery bowl.
– Fill your bowl with a selection of delicious soups made by local restaurants. Served with artisanal breads.
– Vote on your favourite soups.
– Take the hand made pottery bowl home with you.
Our Pottery studio has become an important creative space in the South Surrey/White Rock community. It is home to the Semiahmoo Potters Society, various members of the Fraser Valley Pottery Society, and over 400 pottery students each year.
We offer pottery classes for children, youth, and adults as well as self-directed drop-in studio sessions and pottery parties. Profits from these classes go almost wholly to the instructors, leaving us with very little to cover our operating costs.
One way we can conserve our pottery resources is by updating our clay recycling procedures. Currently we have a very old pug-mill that was graciously lent to us by one of our community members.
Although this pugmill is better than no pugmill, it is impossible for it to keep up with the demand of our studio – and also, we will have to give it back at the end of the year, as it is not ours.
A new pugmill will save us time, money, and also allow us to more effectively recycle our clay!
A new pugmill will allow us to:
-Recycle more clay in 1/4 of the time.
-Allow us to sell recycled clay to our user groups and individual artists at reduces prices.
-Help us keep our pottery classes affordable for all ages.
See more details on this fundraising initiative on our
Go Fund Me Page: www.gofundme.com/saspugmill
Thank you for helping us continue our work of providing this inclusive space for pottery and ceramics in South Surrey/White Rock.