After 50 years of being in business in Troy, New York we’ve closed our doors. Many, many thanks to everyone who made our time serving the regional clay community a success. We’re very grateful for all of you- Keep Creating in Clay.
Here is what you can do to help:
The transition team continues to meet weekly, and we will be sending more frequent updates to those of you who asked to be kept in the loop.
As promised, this is the latest update on our studio! Our application was filed with the NYS Department of State for 501(c)7 status as a not for profit hobby club. The name of our club is Waterbrook Potters Studio Inc.
Our new landlord will draw up a 3-year lease at 406 9th Avenue, Watervliet, which we hope to have in place for Dec 1 or Dec 15. Tax forms, zoning forms, bank account, and liability insurance policies are our tasks for next week. Our bylaws are written and our first board was nominated. We give a heartfelt welcome to Maureen Hanley, Melissa Sathavipat, and Isabella Corcione who will be leading us forward. Many opportunities exist for your involvement on committees. We will need help packing and moving!
As with any new venture, we need to raise money for the studio start up: security deposit for the landlord, filing fees, moving costs, purchasing studio equipment from Barbara which includes 10 new wheels, 3 new kilns and kiln furniture, accountant costs and accounting software for the club, electrician costs for installation of the kilns ($2600! but we got the landlord to pay for half of that!) Which leads us to asking for donations and commitments to join as members.
Our Finance Strategy includes a capital campaign for donations, and signing up members!
We look forward to hearing from you about donations if you can help, as well as your membership interest. Please share this information widely. Questions can be addressed to:
Maureen Hanley email@example.com
Isabella Corcione firstname.lastname@example.org
Melissa Sathavipat email@example.com
Elizabeth Donovan firstname.lastname@example.org
Cherie Bramley email@example.com