The Humble Pot Project

The Humble Pot Project

What: The Humble Pot Project is a charitable & collaborative based pinch pot workshop/sit-in created & lead by Michele Quan of MQuan Studio. A pinch pot is a beautiful thing to make and to hold. With no experience necessary and no tools other than your hands, we can make something out of clay.

Why: We come together to make a simple & humble pot for us and for others, in an exercise of opening, giving & receiving.

How: Check below for dates of workshops.

Cost: Participants pay a set fee that covers material, firing, handling, assistant and shipping fees plus a workshop fee. Workshop fees are minimal and donated to a charitable cause so we ask that if you can give more, you give what you can. 100% of the participant fee is donated to a specified charity or cause.

About: In learning to work with clay we begin with a pot pinched with our hands. It is here that we are introduced to the materials adaptability, plasticity and limitations. There is this beautiful moment of joy & focus I have both experienced and witnessed while making these simple pots. In The Humble Pot Project we come together to make these pots for ourselves and our communities. 


OCT 1, 2022- Hosted by Melissa Joy Manning, NYC to benefit Planned Parenthood

APRIL 5, 2019- Hosted by Gasworks, Brooklyn to benefit Public Ceramics

MARCH 31, 2019- Hosted at MQuan Studio in Brooklyn to benefit Smile Train