A project by 3D Design and Craft graduate Finola Maynard aimed at teaching pottery skills to people experiencing isolation, has been shortlisted for The People’s Project competition.
The Pop Up Pottery – Creative Healing group is competing with five other local community projects for up to £50,000 funding from The National Lottery.
The People’s Project is a joint initiative between Big Lottery Fund, ITV, STV and The National Lottery to give the public input into how local National Lottery funding is spent.
Pop Up Pottery aims to help people experiencing some form of emotional upheaval in their lives, such as divorce or grief. The workshops aim to use the teaching of pottery skills to help treat depressive symptoms through focussing on creating ceramics.
Of the five shortlisted local projects, three will be awarded funding up to £50,000 with runners up receiving up to £5,000.
You can vote for the project here.
For further information see Pop Up Pottery’s website.