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Help Anyhow Studio Grow

Our community ceramics studio is growing FAST. Help us expand for donating today!

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Campaign Ends on March 31, 2023

Project Description

My name is Liz Welch and I am the owner and founder of Anyhow Studio - a community ceramics studio that offers classes such as Intro to the Wheel, and After Intro: Keeping the Dream Alive. We offer monthly memberships that provide studio access and mentorship to early-career artists, and we are the only ceramics studio in Providence that provides pay-as-you-go drop-in hours as well as public access to our equipment. Additionally, Anyhow includes studio space for two full-time working artists: myself and studio manager Mary Drake.

I opened Anyhow Studio for three reasons: to address the gap in services available to early-career ceramic artists and beginners; to create a supportive and inclusive creative community; and to enrich my love of teaching and mentorship.

Studio View Anyhow Studio

I wanted to create a business that could serve as a prototype for the world I want to live in. I developed and implemented an equitable pricing model, center artists who belong to the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities, and pay my instructors an equitable hourly rate above market standards.

Liz and Daisy

 

Everyone deserves an art education, and Anyhow Studio’s proven track record has demonstrated that we play a crucial role in meeting this need. But, the studio has outgrown its physical location. Therefore, I have secured 1000 sq/ft of additional space next to my current studio, and have developed a targeted expansion plan that will increase the number of artists we are able to serve by 73%.

✨🏺✨

This is our new space:

New Studio

It may not look like much right now, but with your help we will be able to turn this garbage heap into 1000 square feet of useable studio space. 

Your donation will help us purchase:

  • 8 pottery wheels
  • shelving and furniture
  • tools and clay
  • a new sink!
  • electrical work and lighting

Once outfitted, the new space will allow us to:

  • triple membership enrollment
  • hire a full-time studio manager 
  • add more classes
  • continue to give folks space to make beautiful work!
ANyhow Studio Glaze Shelf

 

Your donation means the world to us and we can't thank you enough for supporting this project.

 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

 

 

 

Claire Skinner
11/27/2022
Monetary Contribution
$100
Anisa
11/18/2022
Monetary Contribution
$50
Cristal Kelley
11/11/2022
Custom Pet Bowls
$200
Lois Catherine Harada
11/05/2022
Monetary Contribution
$75
Nidal Fakhouri
11/04/2022
Monetary Contribution
$100
Michaela LaParle
11/04/2022
Yellow Stackable Daisy Cups
$125
Eva Ward
11/04/2022
1 Hour Massage
$200
Lages
11/02/2022
Monetary Contribution
$200
Jessica
11/02/2022
Monetary Contribution
$315
jenna legault
11/01/2022
Monetary Contribution
$100
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

28 Supporters
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50.00 USD
Grid Mug

The Grid Mug is one of Liz Welch's best selling cups. Who wants to drink out of a boring cup? Not you! And this mug will be a forever reminder of how you helped play a part in the expansion of Anyhow Studio. How sweet is that <3

15 Supporters
None available
65.00 USD
Gold Bobby in Orange

This cup has seen some shit...

The Bobby cup - perfect for wine or salt or seashells or anything - got an upgrade with a generous application of gold luster.

*not dishwasher or microwave safe. It's real gold!

1 Supporter
None available
65.00 USD
Daisy Bowl in Orange

Petite orange bowl with oversized daisies in gold luster. Silly, joyful, essential kitchen item. 

Approx size: 2" H x 4" W

*not dishwasher or microwave safe. It's real gold!

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
65.00 USD
Gold Bobby in White

This cup has seen some shit...

The Bobby cup - perfect for wine or salt or seashells or anything - got an upgrade with a generous application of gold luster.

*not dishwasher or microwave safe. It's real gold!

1 Supporter
None available
100.00 USD
1 Hour Massage

Drop-in enthusiast and Owner at Body Kneads Victoria Moutahir has generously donated not 1, but 2 vouchers for a 1 hour massage!

2 Supporters
None available
125.00 USD
Yellow Stackable Daisy Cups

Man it's hard to part with these because they are SO. DANG. CUTE. Gold luster flowers are painted onto our beautiful matte yellow glaze called pollen. 

Approx size: 3" H x 2.25" W

*not dishwasher or microwave safe. It's real gold!

1 Supporter
None available
150.00 USD
Small Vessel Set

When I made these small vessel, I envisioned a bud vase. But who I am to tell you what to do with your pottery? Use them for whiskey, olive pits, tiny treasures, whatevs! You do you, Boo.

Approx size: 2" H x 2/5" W

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
200.00 USD
Custom Pet Bowls

Studio Manager Mary Drake will work with you to design the perfect custom food and water bowls for your sweet pet. Cashew and Daisy might even lend a paw and offer their expert advice ;)

Size will vary depending on pet. 

1 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Moody Blue Pendant Light with Stripes

This is a one of a kind hand thrown pendant light. Comes with a built in on/off switch and LED Edison-style bulb. Approx. 8" H x 5" W

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Moody Blue Pendant Light with Flowers

This is a one of a kind hand thrown pendant light. Comes with a built in on/off switch and LED Edison-style bulb.

Approx. 6" H x 7.25" W

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward

About the Entrepreneur

Providence, RI
Created 1 Campaign
Art + Music

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

28 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Grid Mug

The Grid Mug is one of Liz Welch's best selling cups. Who wants to drink out of a boring cup? Not you! And this mug will be a forever reminder of how you helped play a part in the expansion of Anyhow Studio. How sweet is that <3

15 Supporters
None available
65.00 USD
Gold Bobby in Orange

This cup has seen some shit...

The Bobby cup - perfect for wine or salt or seashells or anything - got an upgrade with a generous application of gold luster.

*not dishwasher or microwave safe. It's real gold!

1 Supporter
None available
65.00 USD
Daisy Bowl in Orange

Petite orange bowl with oversized daisies in gold luster. Silly, joyful, essential kitchen item. 

Approx size: 2" H x 4" W

*not dishwasher or microwave safe. It's real gold!

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
65.00 USD
Gold Bobby in White

This cup has seen some shit...

The Bobby cup - perfect for wine or salt or seashells or anything - got an upgrade with a generous application of gold luster.

*not dishwasher or microwave safe. It's real gold!

1 Supporter
None available
100.00 USD
1 Hour Massage

Drop-in enthusiast and Owner at Body Kneads Victoria Moutahir has generously donated not 1, but 2 vouchers for a 1 hour massage!

2 Supporters
None available
125.00 USD
Yellow Stackable Daisy Cups

Man it's hard to part with these because they are SO. DANG. CUTE. Gold luster flowers are painted onto our beautiful matte yellow glaze called pollen. 

Approx size: 3" H x 2.25" W

*not dishwasher or microwave safe. It's real gold!

1 Supporter
None available
150.00 USD
Small Vessel Set

When I made these small vessel, I envisioned a bud vase. But who I am to tell you what to do with your pottery? Use them for whiskey, olive pits, tiny treasures, whatevs! You do you, Boo.

Approx size: 2" H x 2/5" W

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
200.00 USD
Custom Pet Bowls

Studio Manager Mary Drake will work with you to design the perfect custom food and water bowls for your sweet pet. Cashew and Daisy might even lend a paw and offer their expert advice ;)

Size will vary depending on pet. 

1 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Moody Blue Pendant Light with Stripes

This is a one of a kind hand thrown pendant light. Comes with a built in on/off switch and LED Edison-style bulb. Approx. 8" H x 5" W

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Moody Blue Pendant Light with Flowers

This is a one of a kind hand thrown pendant light. Comes with a built in on/off switch and LED Edison-style bulb.

Approx. 6" H x 7.25" W

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward