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Firebird Community Arts empowers and connects people through the healing practice of glassblowing and ceramics.

We serve those who have been impacted by structural or individual trauma, including violently-injured youth, veterans, formerly-incarcerated individuals, undocumented and immigrant populations and Chicago Public School students on the South and West sides.

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May 7th from 7:30 - 9:30 pm | $40 per person | +21 if sipping alcohol 

Feel like you'd like some you time to squeeze, smush, and shape your stress away? Grab your mom, a family member, or a friend (plus a bottle) and come to clay & sip! This time, we'll be making a cup to sip wine, or your favorite beverage. During this beginner-friendly workshop, you’ll follow along with an artist instructing basic skills like slab, pinch, and coil-building to make a one of a kind piece. But it’s also all about having fun, so if you want to do your own things and just embrace the experience of something new, you can do that too! You will be able to craft a beautiful cup to take home and display proudly and enjoy a few glasses of your favorite beverage too! Wear clothes to get messy in. Class is BYOB

Please note that pieces will be fired/glazed and ready to pick up in about 3 weeks

Here's a sneak peak at future clay & sip (dates tbd): 

  • June- pendants or beads
  • July- a vase
  • August- a pipe

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We are hiring an Individual Giving Specialist. Please apply and share with all the amazing people you know. Resumes and any optional work samples can be emailed to Individual Giving Specialist Released: January 10, 2022For Hire by: February 1, 2022Rates and Hours: $45k annual salary; averaging 20 hours/weekBenefits: healthcare, unlimited PTO, access to arts facilities, professional development, on the job training, trauma-informed care training, conflict resolution training A unique opportunity for a strategic and proactive individual to advance this organization’s mission, grow and diversify our funding base, amplify our...

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