Fundraiser for Ceramics Studio

Capital Arts is excited to bring a fully functioning ceramics studio to our community.  We are working to bring together the tools and materials needed to get our studio up and running.  Our goal is to have a studio for those who would like to learn to hand build ceramics or throw pottery on the wheel.  We are excited about the benefits to all members of our community.  Capital Arts needs your help, to reach our goal of opening the doors of our studio by the end of September 2021 we need to raise $5000.  If you would like to help please click here to 

Health Benefits of Ceramics Studio for our Community: 

The act of creating pottery is therapeutic and relaxing. While spinning clay, your mind, and body are in natural synergy, wrapped around your creative ambitions and goals. This thoughtful, artistic activity can open up the mind and relieve you of outside worries. Below are some of the top health benefits that come from time in a Ceramics Studio.

  • Creative outlet – There are both physical and mental benefits from expressing yourself by creating something. Art offers an outlet and a release from all of that. With ceramics, you can produce something and express yourself in some way.

  • Increase optimistic outlook – Working with clay is a perfect opportunity for spontaneity; it provides an outlet for grief, and helps you with self-expression and can bolster confidence and self-esteem.

  • Improve focus – Pottery allows you to escape the worries of life and shift your focus toward your creation. During the process, outside influences don’t affect your work so you dedicate your time to your creation. Being able to fully focus something helps the mind relax and expand, which will help you focus on other tasks in your daily life as well.

  • Build Self-Confidence – Ceramics offers an opportunity to explore your creativity, which is essential to expand who we are and how we connect to ourselves and our environment. It’s a good way for people of all ages to experiment with ideas, have success and build their self-confidence. 

  • Reduces stress – Our hands are an outlet for creativity and the sense of touch is of high importance. A lot of focus is required while you’re working with clay, therefore outside distractions are reduced and no longer stress you out.

  • Can help reduce pain and discomfort from arthritis – The movement of making pottery is gentle yet strengthening to the hands, wrists, and arms. This can be beneficial to those prone to arthritis in the hands, as it promotes joint movement and dexterity.

  • Encourage sociability – Pottery rouses mental activity as much as physical and is often the perfect hobby for those who prefer to expend their energy internally. While partaking in group pottery, however, one can socialize confidently with other potters while still allowing for silence. The usually casual atmosphere helps relax any socially anxious woes and can help start a conversation.

  • Creating Art Builds Community - Working in the ceramics studio connects people that might not otherwise meet.  When your hands are in clay and you are working with others it allows time to get to know those around you.  Having a common interest can break down walls and build a stronger connection between individuals in our community. 

  • Improve quality of life – Art is an important hobby for self-expression. It is a good way to connect with yourself by expanding your body and mind. Embarking on new creations, learning new techniques and finishing your creations can contribute to a lifetime commitment of learning and maintaining a productive hobby.

This information is based on The Article "The Top 10 Health Benefits of Pottery" from Health Fitness Revolution - July 17, 2019