About Our Mobile Studio
In 2014, Clayworks expanded its community impact efforts with our new Clayworks Mobile Studio. Funded by a generous grant from the Women’s Impact Fund, the mobile studio allows Clayworks to take ceramic arts to many more underserved communities and children throughout the Charlotte Region. In light of ongoing cutbacks in public education arts programs, Clayworks considers its community impact efforts for children to be a top priority as we provide unique, hands-on clay experiences in our community.
Clayworks currently uses the Mobile Studio to provide ongoing, grant funded programs with our partner organizations such as the YWCA after school residencies, the ASC’s Culture Blocks Programs, the ASC’s School Funding Opportunities and Time Out Youth. With the Mobile Studio Clayworks teaching artists bring all the supplies needed to create amazing projects onsite, and bring it all back to Clayworks to be fired and glazed before being returned to the partner location.
Past and current workshop partners include: Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation summer camps, Childcare Network, Greater Enrichment Project, Inc., McDowel Nature Center, South Minster Senior Living Center, Arts Empowerment Program, Circle de Luz, ourBridge and Freedom School Partners…just to name a few.
Over the years, our community impact programs have reached thousands of underserved children and physically and developmentally challenged persons in and around the Charlotte area. We take the “enrichment of the communities it serves” part of our mission statement very seriously by dedicating a significant portion of our time, talent, budget and planning to reach underserved communities. You can make an impact in our community with your donation.