St. Peter’s Artist Run Co-Op.
SPARC is a group of artists who share a studio, equipment, and resources to establish a work-space for collaborating and creating ceramic art. Through the generosity of St. Peter’s Episco-pal Church, SPARC was created using a church owned property. Father Michael Hoffman, Rector at the time, had a vision to help the artist who in turn would help the community and thus benefit all from this virtuous circle.
Currently there are six members of SPARC. Each potter has their own individual studio prac-tice. SPARC members focus primarily on functional ware; some preferring to make larger ves-sels, others smaller pieces. Some members sell their work through local venues like LAST Art Gallery, others choose to donate their work to charities. Together, the potters participate in Emp-ty Bowls by working with St Peter’s Empty Bowls leadership team to plan events, volunteer at events, and make bowls to support this annual community fundraiser.