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During our first closure, we worked on new ways to engage with our community. We produced Poly Pottery Boxes, containing tools, clay and worksheets which can be delivered straight to people's homes. Thanks to funding from Arts Council England with the National Lottery, we were delighted to be able to offer free pottery boxes to individuals who might not otherwise be able to access hands-on creativity and the wellbeing benefits it brings. Over 130 free boxes were given out through partnerships with local schools and community organisations.
The project continues with our pottery box also available for purchase through a 'buy one, give one' scheme. For every box sold we put another one into our pool for free boxes. If you know someone who would benefit from a pottery box and cannot otherwise access hands-on creativity, please get in touch at email@example.com.
Our pottery box teaches you how make a simple pinch pot and how to combine two pinch pots to make a figure. Our aim - still, despite ongoing postponements due to Covid! - is to one day bring the figures made through this project together for an exhibition at The Poly - our 'Clay Kemeneth', which is Cornish for 'community in clay'.
Pottery boxes are available to purchase from our Guild Shop online.
We're launching a new heritage project to collect the Falmouth's 'Poly Stories'.
The goal of 'Poly Stories' is to invite all residents of Falmouth and beyond, young and old, to submit their memories and copies of photos or documents that would add to our own archive. The stories collected will be showcased in an online exhibition later this year.
Do you remember the Howard Spring era? Were you there in the early days of Miracle Theatre, Near-ta Theatre, or when Falmouth Arts Centre screened its first film in the 1990s? Or do you simply have treasured memories of Poly nights out, or want to share what The Poly means to you? We would love to hear from you!
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