Ceramics Exhibition in Aid of Sierra Leone water charities.
13th October 2016 at Matara Centre.
Sean Mills and Tom Knowles Jackson are two local potters with an eye to raising money for to fund new water wells in Sierra Leone. They will be exhibiting around 60 of their finest pots for sale at The Matara Centre (opposite Hunters Hall) between 4pm and 9pm on Thursday, 13 October 2016.
Sean, who has been potting since the age of 13 is joined by Tom who was runner up in the BBC’s Great British Pottery Throwdown 2015. Together they will show functional and decorative earthenware, stoneware and porcelain pots.
Sean who went to Sierra Leone in 2015 to help train the drilling team says ‘Villagers in Sierra Leone often have to walk a mile or even further to a river to get buckets of water. Children as young as 6 years old can be seen hauling 10kg bucketful’s three or four times a day. And the big point is that river water carries dysentery and other diseases. Clean water from wells in the village can free children to attend school as well as radically improving the health of these people and cutting the child mortality rate.’
‘We hope to raise £2000 from this exhibition which will fund a new well and radically alter the lives of 500 villagers.’
There will be a free glass of wine to all those attending the exhibition. We hope you can join us on 13th October.