Inspirations Studio is a pottery studio where low-income women who have been impacted by poverty, homelessness, trauma and mental health issues produce functional ceramics for sale. Inspirations Studio is a project of Sistering a woman’s organization that offers practical and emotional support to women and works to change social conditions, which endanger women’s welfare.
Our members attend Inspirations Studio to learn pottery and businesses skills so that they can earn income. Attendance at Inspirations Studio facilitates the recovery of self-esteem, respect, dignity and creates a community of entrepreneurs.
Inspirations Studio is staffed by professional potters and has three electric wheels, two kick wheels, two electric kilns, an extruder and slab roller. Members are taught both handbuilding and wheel throwing; each member is responsible for all aspects of her pottery production with the exception of firing.
Inspiration’s is also active in the Toronto social enterprise community with membership to SET, the Social Enterprise Toronto.