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27%
£2,740
raised of £10,000 target by 77 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,740 to Help our good friend Carla who has lost her entire business, her workshop, her tools and livelihood in a freak fire.

    Wirral
    Funded on Thursday, 30th April 2020

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    Due to a devastating fire that completely destroyed a family business in under 11 minutes. Family and friends of our very talented potter and all round great friend want to help her get her business up and running again as soon as possible. She trained as a production thrower in the 1970s and 80s at Birkenhead Park Potteries in Wirral, making stoneware tableware. After the pottery closed she spent her time bringing up her family and working part-time as a pottery teacher. Until the fire she was making her own stoneware and raku pots.In her teaching studio. giving lessons to small groups as well as on a one-to-one basis. In addition, she held a few weekend "taster" courses, exhibiting at summer Potfests in the north of England and Scotland. Carla lost everything in the fire, her studio, equipment and her livelihood. . Any contribution, big or small will give our lovely friend Carla the opportunity to get her fabulous business back up and running as soon as possible.

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    • Geri Brown7 months ago
      Geri Brown

      Geri Brown

      7 months ago

      Hi, Thank you so much for all the donations. Carla and Mike have have been overwhelmed by the love and support they have been given. The ground has now been cleared and discussions underway for putting in the new groundwork to rebuild a new workshop. Carla is potting again thanks to the kindness of a friend who has loaned her a wheel. Thank you all so much it means everything to know you are all behind the family. X

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    77

    • Christine Pennock

      Christine Pennock

      Jan 30, 2020

      Carla taught me a lot about pottery

      £10.00

    • Carole McWilliams

      Carole McWilliams

      Jan 13, 2020

      Good luck rebuilding.

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 10, 2020

      Thanks Geri

    • Lucinda Brown

      Lucinda Brown

      Dec 3, 2019

      Hoping you get back to your new studio soon. Better lose that than lifeAll the best 😘

      £10.00

    • Fiona Haines

      Fiona Haines

      Nov 30, 2019

      It’s been lovely to meet you this weekend Carla. So sorry to hear what you’ve gone through, and fingers crossed you’ll be back on track soonFiona x

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 4, 2019

      For Carla to contribute towards building back your wonderful business.Much positive thoughts

      £40.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 26, 2019

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