My clay career and my background working in non profits has brought about many opportunities to support community organizations over the years. Clay work can be wonderfully therapeutic as a medium that brings folks together in a fun atmosphere of creativity and what's better than knowing your 'fun night out' is also supporting a local non profit organization. Clay for a Cause does just that and we hope you will join us at an upcoming event or help us spread the word by sharing on social media! If you have an idea for a Clay for a Cause evening, please click here to connect with us!
Goats Galore! Supporting The Riley Farm Rescue
Saturday May 5, 2-4pm at , Meiklem Kiln Works 46 Lebanon Rd, Bozrah, CT
$40 includes clay project vegan snacks & tea CLICK TO REGISTER
Instructor: Lyndsay Meiklem Dean
The Riley Farm Rescue is a small family run non profit in Brooklyn, CT. Their work in rehabilitating goats, roosters, turkeys, guinea pigs, rabbits, lambs, ducks and hens has resulted in a wonderfully diverse, happy and healthy group of farm animals. The hard work of caring for all the animals on a daily basis which often involves medical care and maintenance comes with a price tag and Riley Farm relies on generous public support to offset their operating costs. The farm is a warm and friendly place filled with curious goats! Theodore the Hero and his girlfriend Clarabelle stand barely higher than your knee and they greet visitors with a warm nuzzle and snuggle. Patrick is much taller (more like the size of a great dane!) and he couldn't be more sweet with so much love to offer. Mickey is a funny guy full of personality while Lucien (the only goat with full grown horns) can be a silly mischievous boy! These are just a few of the friendly goats at Riley Farm and in this fun art afternoon we will use them as our muses to sculpt goats from clay! No artistic ability is needed to join us for this fun afternoon which is sure to be filled with giggles as we each craft our own unique goat sculpture. Demonstrations will offer guidance during this hands on workshop and time will be left to paint your sculpture as well as enjoy sweet vegan treats and tea! Sculptures will need to go through two different firings before they are ready to take home in 2-3 weeks time. We will call you when your projects are ready. Don't miss this opportunity to support the important work of The Riley Farm Rescue and Clay for a Cause!