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We're creating a mobile outreach gallery of beautiful handmade pottery: an art and education collaboration with over 100 artists.
We're creating a mobile outreach gallery of beautiful handmade pottery: an art and education collaboration with over 100 artists.
We're creating a mobile outreach gallery of beautiful handmade pottery: an art and education collaboration with over 100 artists.
278 backers pledged $25,732 to help bring this project to life.

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POW!'s mission is to provide access to and education about handmade pottery to a wide range of people through its mobile gallery and participant workshops. 

Where Will My Contributions Go?

Through KickStarter we are raising funds to buy a step van (like the Chevrolet shown below) to house our mobile project space. We are all makers in clay, and believe that fine craft makes people happy. We want to share the joys of making with a larger audience. We'll drive our van to public schools, community centers, and other places currently lacking in access to the teaching of craft. We'll give hands-on workshops, and encourage new audiences, both young and old, to see, touch and experience well-made functional ceramics, made by a wide-range of contemporary artists.

the truck of our dreams--only we want one just a little bit bigger...
the truck of our dreams--only we want one just a little bit bigger...

Why Pottery? 

Art makes us happy. Beautifully made functional pottery stands at the nexus of excellent design, fine art, and careful craftsmanship. We need the objects in our lives to work efficiently and well. The practice of pottery makes each of us a designer, thinking through the way an object will be used to imagine its best form. Careful craftsmanship yields well-made objects; we should consume less, and value what we possess more. Clay is an ideal medium for teaching skills and concepts we need today, and in the future. At POW! we are dedicated to promoting and teaching craft, art and design.

Goals: At POW! our goals are to:

1. Create a mobile educational gallery to transport a broad range of contemporary functional pottery directly to communities which might not otherwise have access to fine craft.

2. Provide workshops for folks of all ages to give the pleasure of making to a wide audience.

3. Strengthen the arts community through collaborations amongst artists, communities, and between arts organizations.

HCC Student throwing a vessel
HCC Student throwing a vessel

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Rewards page
Rewards page
Cup by Shoko Teruyama, $100 pledge level
Cup by Shoko Teruyama, $100 pledge level
Molly Hatch handmade mug- $125 reward. Only two available.
Molly Hatch handmade mug- $125 reward. Only two available.
Cup by Lisa Orr, $100 pledge level
Cup by Lisa Orr, $100 pledge level
Cups by Jeffrey Lipton, $65 incentive level
Cups by Jeffrey Lipton, $65 incentive level
  
Hayne Bayless Small Cup in Time for the Holidays, $65 pledge level
Hayne Bayless Small Cup in Time for the Holidays, $65 pledge level
 
Nicole Aquillano spoon, $50 pledge level
Nicole Aquillano spoon, $50 pledge level
     
Porcelain flower by Blake Williams, $35 pledge level
Porcelain flower by Blake Williams, $35 pledge level
        
Cup by Kristen Kieffer, $100 pledge level
Cup by Kristen Kieffer, $100 pledge level
  
Serving Bowl by Diana Thomas, $110 pledge level
Serving Bowl by Diana Thomas, $110 pledge level
Plate by Lindsay Rogers, $125 pledge level
Plate by Lindsay Rogers, $125 pledge level
Salad Plate by Noelle Horsfield, $125 pledge level
Salad Plate by Noelle Horsfield, $125 pledge level
Salt & Pepper Set by Kathy King, $150 pledge level
Salt & Pepper Set by Kathy King, $150 pledge level
Fermentation Crock by Jeremy Ogusky, $150 pledge levell
Fermentation Crock by Jeremy Ogusky, $150 pledge levell
Platter by Arthur Halvorsen, $150 pledge level
Platter by Arthur Halvorsen, $150 pledge level
set of four dessert bowls by Adero Willard, $175 pledge level
set of four dessert bowls by Adero Willard, $175 pledge level
Pair of dinner plates by Sam Taylor, $185 pledge level
Pair of dinner plates by Sam Taylor, $185 pledge level
Large Platter by Hayne Bayless, $250 pledge level
Large Platter by Hayne Bayless, $250 pledge level
Seth Rainville, Theater Cups, $225 Pledge Level
Seth Rainville, Theater Cups, $225 Pledge Level
Kathy King, Love Plate, $225 pledge level
Kathy King, Love Plate, $225 pledge level
Set of 4 Animal Portrait Plates by Hannah Niswonger, $325 pledge level
Set of 4 Animal Portrait Plates by Hannah Niswonger, $325 pledge level
Teapot by Hayne Bayless, $500 pledge level
Teapot by Hayne Bayless, $500 pledge level
Yellow Bowl by Bennett Bean, $800 pledge level
Yellow Bowl by Bennett Bean, $800 pledge level
Bowl by Bennett Bean, $800 pledge level
Bowl by Bennett Bean, $800 pledge level
Bat Cup by Ayumi Horie, $110 pledge level
Bat Cup by Ayumi Horie, $110 pledge level

Collaborative Projects

Our first undertaking is the Cup Exchange, a collaborative project. Participants decorate a cup, and in exchange receive a finished cup made by a previous collaborator. The Cup Exchange will begin in November at Holyoke Community College in western Massachusetts, followed by appearances in the Boston area at MFA Boston, and NCECA in Providence.

Learn how to make a pot!
Learn how to make a pot!
Our first collaboration between Holyoke Community College and The Museum of Fine Arts  "Decorate a cup get a cup"
Our first collaboration between Holyoke Community College and The Museum of Fine Arts "Decorate a cup get a cup"
Handmade pots add so much to our daily lives
Handmade pots add so much to our daily lives
cups for The Cup Project, Sam Taylor and collaborators
cups for The Cup Project, Sam Taylor and collaborators

Why Support POW! Pots On Wheels?

Our purpose is to promote potters and the teaching of clay to a broader community. At POW! we encourage people young and old to love clay. We love what we do and we'd like more people to have the chance to do it too. We need your help to make it happen.

POW! timeline
POW! timeline

ACTION+EDUCATION+EXHIBITION+COLLABORATION=POW!

POW! is now a fiscally sponsored program of the Society of Arts and Crafts! We are delighted to join this stalwart of the craft community.
POW! is now a fiscally sponsored program of the Society of Arts and Crafts! We are delighted to join this stalwart of the craft community.

Do we have Stretch Goals? Indeed we do! 

$15,000 buys our used but still pretty good truck.

$5,000 renovates it, including painting, insulation (this is New England after all), interior walls and additional windows.

$8,000 gets us beautiful cabinets for displaying and storing work.

$2,500 for solar lighting system.

$5,000 for the teapot on top!

Risks and challenges

We are a group of experienced artist educators, so the execution of the teaching/workshop aspect of our project poses few challenges. We've partnered with a wonderful non-profit with many years of experience in promoting craft in the NewEngland area, so we feel well supported as we prepare to tackle the complex problems posed by operating a small non-profit enterprise. We believe that parking our van in downtown Boston and Providence may be a challenge, but we intend to surmount it by thorough advance planning!

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    One handmade ceramic spoon, made by one of our participating artists. OUR CHOICE! The list of contributors to this category is here:
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    SMALL CUP IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS! One small handle-less ceramic cup, made by the core POW! collaborative. We'll deliver in time for holiday giving. This category is limited quantity, so please purchase up early! Cups are by Hayne Bayless, Sam Taylor, Mark Shapiro, Arthur Halvoren, Adero Willard and Hannah Niswonger. OUR CHOICE!

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    CUP IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS! One handmade ceramic cup, made by the core POW! collaborative. We'll deliver in time for holiday giving. This category is limited quantity, so please purchase up early! Cups are by Hayne Bayless, Sam Taylor, Mark Shapiro, Arthur Halvoren, Adero Willard and Hannah Niswonger. OUR CHOICE!

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    POW! T-shirt tee-shirt, Black Shirt with white truck logo AND!
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    A handmade ceramic salad plate made made by one of our contributing artists. List of contributors is here:
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    A handmade ceramic salad plate made by
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    SALT & PEPPER SHAKER set by Kathy King.

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    Platter by POW! founder Arthur Halvorsen. Arthur's work is hand-built functional earthenware using bisque molds, slip, underglaze, sprig molds and colorful glazes.

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    Match-striker by Ayumi Horie: Ayumi's work is slipped terracotta with charming incised drawings. Only one available!

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    Stack of 4 dessert bowls in assorted colors, made by POW! founder Adero Willard.

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    Forrest Lesch-Middleton is contributing a pitcher to help POW! get it's wheels.
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    A pair of dinner plates by POW! founder Sam Taylor. Each set contains two hand-painted, wood-fired stoneware plates.

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    Tea for Two: Two handmade ceramic mugs, made by one of our participating artists. OUR CHOICE! We'll send a pair that look great together, by our contributing artists.

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    A PAIR OF CUPS IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS! Two handmade ceramic cups, made by the core POW! collaborative. We'll deliver in time for holiday giving. This category is limited quantity, so please purchase up early! Cups are by Hayne Bayless, Sam Taylor, Mark Shapiro, Arthur Halvoren, Adero Willard and Hannah Niswonger. OUR CHOICE!

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    "Theater Cup" by Seth Rainville.
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    Dinner plater titled "Love" by POW! founder Kathy King.
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    A set of 4 small plates with beautifully drawn animal images, by POW! Founder Hannah Niswonger.

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    A teapot by Adero Willard. Terracotta, layered slips and glaze, food-safe. Can be shipped in time for the Holidays.
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    Teapot by Hayne Bayless .
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    Bennett Bean Bowl.
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    Yellow Bowl by Bennett Bean. His work is represented by numerous galleries as well as in major museum collections nationwide including the Whitney Museum of American Art and the White House Art Collection.

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    Pottery Jam:

    Mark Shapiro and Sam Taylor will come to your venue to provide spontaneous three hour pottery jam. They will simultaneously make and decorate forms, riffing off one another and sharing their many ideas, skills, and sources of inspiration. Who knows what stories and pots will emerge? We can only promise a fun, informative, and entertaining experience.
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    Be a Pottery Superhero Sidekick! For $2500, your name will appear as a Pottery Superhero Sidekick on the POW! mobile for one year.

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    The actual POW! truck shows up to a location and provides three hours of workshop. The time and date to be decided between POW! and the contributor. If Interested contact us for more information.

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    Be a Pottery Superhero! For $5000, we'll add a "Super Potter" custom hood ornament to the POW! mobile, and your name will appear on the truck for one year.

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