The Humble Pot Project

The Humble Pot Project

What: The Humble Pot Project is a charitable, collaborative & donation 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 gather to make a simple & humble pot for us and for others, in an exercise of opening, giving & receiving.

How: Check here for upcoming dates of workshops. Participants will pay a small material & firing fee to the studio plus a donation fee of their choice from $20 and up. 100% of the participant fee is donated to a pre-determined charity or cause.

About Me: I like to say that hand building in clay has an easy-in (unlike snowboarding). We always start with a pinch pot, a simple vessel made with your hands that houses the potential for all vessels. From here we feel the clay’s adaptability & plasticity while we work and become introduced to its limitations. There is a beautiful moment of joy & focus I’ve witnessed in workshops while making these simple pinch pots. The experience is available to everyone and this is the moment that I wish to share while also providing and opportunity to contribute to our selves and to our communities.