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Crafting COmmunity

We need your help to complete this project that brings people together for personal growth and career opportunities through craft education.

New gifts will be matched dollar for dollar by the Windgate Foundation up to $200,000
Crafting Community is a collaborative effort to create a woodshop for career and technical education for our local public school and Pocosin’s desire to bring woodworking to its craft programs. The Tyrrell County School will provide the equipment in this partnership, and Pocosin Arts the studio space/classroom. The project’s first stage begins with extensive renovations and improvements to all our studios and  our community event building, Riverview. After renovations are complete students will use our studios during the school day for career and technical education in woodworking, metalsmithing, and ceramics. In the evenings and weekends, adult community classes will take place in the same studios. During the summer months, Pocosin will host visiting artists, instructors, and students from across the United States for week-long studio workshops.

The metals, ceramics, woodshop, and Riverview renovations will help Pocosin Arts expand its high-quality and diverse craft programs year-round. It will also bring much-needed economic vitality and opportunity to our region. We will celebrate the completion of renovations with a grand opening scheduled for the spring of 2022. You can check out the progress on our renovation project here.

Left to right: Columbia HS students in the Pocosin Arts Clay Studios, Main Street Studio Building, and resident artist, Greg Orloff with Tyrrell Elementary School students

We thank these Individuals and organizations for their generosity

and support of Crafting Community