Tom Beardman Scholarship Update
Many of you are familiar with the story of our late studio partner Tom Beardman; how he was with us when we first moved in to the big, cold space on Ash Street. He witnessed its original incarnation, a matrix of rooms with dark walls and a floor painted with enamel paint, Jackson Pollock style. He was there for the demolition and makeover, and joined us for our first years with no heat or hot water. Tom was the self-proclaimed, unofficial caretaker of the space.
These days when people visit what is now The Ash Street Project, they often remark on the magic of the space, its light and general good feeling. We like to think of this phenomena as the essence of Tom. We know he would be so pleased to see how far we've come, and to know of his namesake scholarship, created to help people so much like himself.
The support we have received this year has been overwhelming. We have had such good feedback, and with it people sincerely invested in seeing Ash Street flourish. We are grateful for each and every person who has walked through our door!
Since our last recap less than a year ago, the Tom Beardman Scholarship has raised well over $3,000. These funds came from individual donations, t shirt sales and an especially generous contribution from visiting artist Jean-Nicolas Gerard.
As we look back over 2015, we would like to acknowledge the following people for their donations and in-kind support:
Jim Skutt/Skutt Kilns
Thank you Ash Street Project Community!
For more information on The Tom Boardman Scholarship, please click on his name in the first sentence.