The founding member of Sabali Pots Community Studio, Helen Baillie says "The pottery studio is a friendly space to be creative and share ideas. A community studio allows you to develop your pottery skills without committing to setting up a home studio and the open access is less restrictive than traditional classes. We offer classes too as we think everyone should try pottery at least once!
"We're really happy to be part of the Oxford Makespace team and a wider global make space collective who believe that, in an age of mass consumerism and digital technology, there's something really soul satisfying about making something unique by hand. Using the community studio helps us slow down, un-glue ourselves from our screens, and re-connect with our creativity and each other!
"It's been challenging keeping the community going during the pandemic but we're hanging on in there! We'd love to provide more people with access to studio spaces and classes so we're now looking out for a bigger space so if you have any suggestions please let us know and we'll post updates to the website and through the newslettter!"