Old and New Members at the CCGW Studio

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We are sad to see Rebecca Anderson leave CCGW. Rebecca is a great artist with a great creative mind who we were all fond of working with. We will miss her, wish her all the best & thank her for all her contributions to the studio. She has some fantastic work that can be found in her etsy shop called New Relic.

On the brighter side, we welcome back two old members to the pottery studio; Alicia Fry & Heather Colbaugh! Alicia is one of CCGW’s original members and Heather was previously a member from 2007 to 2010 &  joined us again this past October. Please see our Artist Members Page for more info about them.

11th Annual Holiday Sale and Show

Come to our annual event

End-of-Summer SALE!

This Saturday and Sunday, August 25 and 26

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

CCGW Corner of Woodward Ave and Boulevard

Enjoy breakfast or lunch at Stone Soup, browse Gardenhood

and

check out our sale to make room for new inventory!

Empty Bowls 2012

 

ImageWhat’s a soup kitchen?” – Paris Hilton

It’s a WIN-WIN.

You get a handcrafted bowl and cup filled with delicious soup and cooling drink, and the women and children of Trinity Hall receive a donation towards their journey to a new life.

Empty Bowls, a fundraiser for the formerly homeless women and children housed in Trinity Hall, will be held on Saturday, April 21, 6 – 10 PM at Stone Soup Kitchen, 584 Woodward Avenue.  Stone Soup is contributing their famous soup and drink.

Two doors down the potters’ wheels and clay slab rollers have been working overtime to create all the ceramic bowls donated by the artists of Cabbagetown Clay and Glass Works (CCGW), a local cooperative studio and gallery.

Friends and neighbors are adding to the fun of the evening by contributing items for a raffle:  a painting by Margaret Dyer, passes to Zoo Atlanta, a planter from Gardenhood, items from Intown Healthy Hound, and some wine packages.

“It’s very much like the old, old story of Stone Soup where the villagers all contribute just a bit of something to the pot of boiling water – a morsel of meat, a leftover carrot, an overlooked potato – and the result is a wonderful, filling soup.  If we all do a little part the results are amazing – the circle of support just widens and widens,” Devanie Schilpp, CCGW member, said.

Last year’s Empty Bowls raised enough money for Trinity Hall to purchase a much-needed clothes washer and dryer.  Trinity Hall is a 25-bed transitional shelter for women, 18 years of age or older, and their children, dedicated to assisting its participants to move from homelessness, substance abuse, and poverty to housing, stability, and jobs.

“We know that none of us can get through this life alone; we all need a shoulder to lean on.  We want to carry on this tradition of support,” Sarah Rick, Stone Soup co-owner, said.

Operated by Mary Hall Freedom House, Inc., Trinity Hall provides safe housing, food, clothing, substance abuse and mental health treatment, employment training, and most importantly, strength and support to overcome great adversity to women from all walks of life. It is located inside Trinity United Methodist Church, 265 Washington Street, SW.

Empty Bowls can be purchased for $30 the night of the event, refills for $5.  Raffle tickets are available at Stone Soup Kitchen for $5 before the event and the night of the event,April 21st,2012.

“I live on good soup, not on fine words.” – Moliere

CCGW Artist’s Work Featured in Stylish Home Magazine!

Embrace the little things in life. Have tea with a friend and serve it from a beautiful, hand-made tea pot like this one made by Tania Julian, which is featured in Issue 2 of Stylish Home magazine.  Serving tea from beautiful and functional tea pots is a tradition that goes back through human history, and pervades countless cultures. Owning a hand-made, functional piece of art is one of the small ways we can embrace a full and enriching life!

Tania Julian White and Red Tea Set

See the article here: http://www.stylishhome.com/sites/default/files/StylishHome%20Home%20Makeover%20Catalog.pdf

Buy the teapot and cups set here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/85552115/white-and-red-teapot-set

10th Annual Holiday Sale

Come help us celebrate our 10th year with the biggest and best holiday show ever!  We are working hard to update the gallery and to turn our entire studio into a winter wonderland with food, beverages and holiday cheer!  The big opening is Friday, December 2, 2011 from 6 pm until 10.  Holiday hours are weekends from 9 to 4.  Stop by and see the new gnomes.  Maybe Nipsy will be there, too!

$2,600 RAISED for Empty Bowls for Trinity Women’s and Children’s Shelter

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