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Impromptu: Little Lumps of Clay

I want you to imagine that Three Creatives/Creative People is a pottery shop. We are by no means anything like one, but for the purpose of this semi-rambling analogy it would help me no end if you could imagine us all in aprons, surrounded by ceramic, teaching pottery workshops, and not a group of people who run networking events.

Bare with me.

So Creative People Pottery Workshops and Ceramics has just opened. And we have approximately 5-10 customers on a slow day, and up to 25 on a busy one. The problem comes in that Creative People Pots is only offered a very small amount of clay to run the entire operation. This little lump of clay allows us to teach our 5-25 customers how to make very tiny urns, but this is not what we are all about. We want to make enormous pots and plates and a plethora of other things found in glass cabinets, but we just don’t have enough clay.

If you are savvy, you will have comprehended that in this bizarre metaphor, that clay represents time and money. Currently, Three Creatives – the informal arrangement of a group of highly inspired dreamers and producers – is comprised of three people, all with full time/part time jobs, scattered around the Lincolnshire Area, trying to inspire a culture of collaboration for all. Building an atmosphere that breaks down the walls between high art/low art – that connects realms of thought previously unconnected, and generally has a rollicking good time being artistic and creative – with little time/money is quite a feat. This is not us patting ourselves on the back, and arrogantly pedestalling ourselves as brilliant people for being able to accomplish things without stuff, but – for now – much the opposite. We want to say sorry.

All three of us became ill all around the same time, and then various family concerns struck us. Whilst dealing with new jobs (a good thing!) and other menageries of problems that Pottery Shops – I mean networking events – face, it has become impossible to get everything ready for Oct 15th. Instead, we are moving the event, to early November, so we can deliver the best we can. Bigger, better, more time.

So, the doors of our little Pottery Shed are closing, and we are unable to help you make your little urns, but rest assured we are not ceasing at all. If anything, we have new found vigour after life splattered various nastiness’ upon us. And maybe, hopefully, next time, we will have even more clay so we can really stick to our manifesto and beliefs:

  1. Collaboration between all forms of art, culture and creativity, with no prejudice to any form of knowledge
  2. Bridging the gap between High Art and Low Art, and showing people that there is no difference
  3. Helping creatives establish themselves in a fluctuating scene
  4. Building friendships and collaborations across all fields of study, experimentation and work.

We hope you understand, and apologise dearly for any inconvenience we may have caused, but we are still working tirelessly to build ourselves and thus you guys. We just had a little hiccup with how much clay we have.

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