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Meg recently visited new ceramics studio Turning Earth for the presentation of a cheque from Crowdfunding.
Meg with Tallie Maughan and Stuart Carey
Turning Earth seeks to provide space and creative education to Hackney’s potters. Local social entrepreneur Tallie Maughan has a vision for a US model of creative studio space which allows semi professional ceramicists, serious hobbyists and amateurs to share a top quality work space in a former glass factory in Haggerston.
Tallie used crowdfunding to pre sell wheel time and classes for beginners and raised over £13,000 from local enthusiasts as well as persuading more mainstream funders that her idea supported by future users. Plans are to open in November 2013.
Her technical director is leading ceramicist Stuart Carey who is currently designing ranges for the Conran shop and Calvin Klein homeware. He has also produced a Turning Earth mug and commissioned a special Hackney willow pattern design which joins the original I Love Hackney mug (from Victoria Park potter Caroline Bousfield Gregory) as a Hackney classic.
For more information visit Turning Earth’s website
or email email@example.com