Every Plate Full - Crankpots Donates to Help Those in Need
The largest supporter of our Every Plate Full Online Auction was local ceramics studio Crankpots. Located on Whyte Avenue this local business not only hosted an evening for the Night of Artists group to come together and paint for the auction but also donated over 15 large platters for them and other artists to use.
“Being a small business we select a few charities to work with and Every Plate Full blends in well with our type of store,” says owner Shelley Bourgeault. “It not only helps raise some funds for the Food Bank but also gives many of Edmonton’s talented artists a chance to donate their time and skills as well so it’s a win-win situation. We hope to be able to help the Food Banks build this into a much larger and successful venture in the years to come.”
Having this available for the artists was a great plus for the artists. Crankpots had all the paints and brushes needed to create beautiful platters for the auction. All the artists had to do was show up with their inspiration! It was also a chance for them to get together and paint as a group, which is not something painters normally do. The creations are then glazed and fired making them food safe.
You don’t have to be an artist to come to Crankpots and paint ceramics. It is a place where anyone can get together with friends and create their own pieces to take home. “It is great to see people come in and sit and relax and even start up a conversation with a fellow customer. The atmosphere is always one of creativity.” Crankpots has been in business on Whyte Avenue for 18 years.