Warrandyte’s Community Pottery Studio needs your help — A recent survey showed that there was serious termite damage 1 to the structure of this historic building. Current estimates are that 40% of the roof supports and 60% of the wall frame timbers may have to be removed and replaced.
The studio is a place where everybody is welcome to join and use the space and equipment required to create beautiful pieces of art.
Generous contributions towards these repairs have already been made by the Warrandyte Community Bank and Rotary, but fall short of the considerable funds required to repair and preserve this valuable asset for the Warrandyte Community.
To undertake the repairs, the Community Pottery Studio needs your donation, which can be made by clicking on the 'Donate' button below. You can pay by credit or debit card, or using your PayPal account if you have one. All donations over $2 in Australia are tax deductible, so save the receipt.
The Warrandyte Community Pottery Studio is housed directly behind the Mechanics’ Institute hall.
Built in 1944 as Warrandyte’s Fire Station, since 1981 it has been used for activities by Warrandyte’s creative community, and is a landmark building on the same site as the Hall.
The Pottery Studio, along with the hall and their land are owned by the Warrandyte community, and operated in trust by the WMIAA.
Today the arts community associated with the hall and studio is flourishing and the buildings are in near constant use — holding meetings, workshops, classes, events, shows and social occasions. Literally thousands of people use and enjoy these venues each year.
With its future in jeopardy — we are calling on support from within the community, so that this vital asset can continue to be available to the people of Warrandyte and Manningham for many years to come.