Ash Street Project

Ash Street Project, the vision of artists Thomas Orr and Joanna Bloom, encompasses art studios, visiting artists, gallery space, community programs and a clay-based emerging artist mentorship program.  Our site also hosts an on-line gallery shop.

Tom Beardman Memorial Scholarship

Tom was our dear friend and studio partner in the early days of Ash Street.  He loved the space, and would spend most of his days there.  He was a prolific maker, and even after his diagnosis of leukemia, would continue to come to the studio daily to work.  We lost Tom in 2011.

In Tom's honor, we have created a scholarship fund.  One hundred percent of Ash Street T shirt profits will go towards supplementing the education of our mentorship artists.  Typical use of funds would be to help send students to the NCECA conference, supplement their materials, bring in speakers, or simply help defray tuition costs.  Non tax deductable donations are also gratefully accepted.  

You can find T shirts to purchase ($15) at our studio launch party, February 14h from 5-8, at our on-line shop at, or by contacting us at  Thank you.

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