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Project Onward Opens New Ceramic Studio!

Ceramists Invited to Join the Program

Project Onward celebrates an exciting event in October! The non-profit studio, a leader in

disability arts, is opening a new ceramic studio on the fifth floor of the Bridgeport Art Center.

The additional workspace will provide ceramists who have developmental disabilities or mental illness with workspaces and creative tools at no cost. This opportunity is made possible by the generous three-year grant contribution from the Virginia A. Groot Foundation, a non-profit organization that celebrates artists in the field of sculptural and three-dimensional art.

The ceramic studio marks a momentous shift for Project Onward. From new pottery wheels and kilns to supplies and materials, the studio is built from the ground up to enable artists to create three-dimensional ceramic pieces. The design also lets artists express their creativity

in a safe environment. Project Onward faithfully works to give artists with developmental

disabilities and mental illness a "visual voice" to tell their stories and change the world's perceptions.

“Ceramic art is a way of taking objects out of my inner world and making them into a physical reality”

- Project Onward Ceramic Artist, Cherylle Booker

Due to the sustained commitment of The Virginia A. Groot Foundation, Project Onward will

expand its program to exceed more than sixty artists who can continue to create art without

limitations. The organization is excited about the possibilities that lay ahead. The