20th Pottery Bazaar in Friedensau
25. Nov. 2019
On Sunday, November 24, 2019, it was time for the 20th Pottery Bazaar of the Women's Pottery Club which took place in the event barn in Friedensau. As every year, the proceeds will be donated to charitable institutions. Even before the pottery bazaar was opened, there were long queues of interested people, who gathered around the initially particularly large selection of pottery and did not have to think long about which pieces they would like to purchase. The guests could also enjoy some coffee and cake.
This year, three donations will be given to: “Wünschewagen Sachsen-Anhalt”, which fulfills a last wish of seriously ill people; “AMe Bolivia”, a rehabilitation center in Santa Cruz, Lajas (Bolivia), where sick and disabled people are cared for; Friedensau Kindergarten (in municipal sponsorship) for the purchase of new gymnastics equipment for children.
Rüdiger Schröter, the Mayor of Friedensau, opened the event and praised the 20th Pottery Bazaar and the creative women. Being creative and doing good at the same time? Is that possible? Yes, it is! The Women’s Pottery Club around Sieglinde Schröter has been doing this for 20 years now. The members of the club that has existed for 23 years might have changed, but many women have been there since the beginning when Christa Gerhardt brought this idea to Friedensau and started the Women’s Pottery Club. Clay—that is the material from which jugs, bowls, cups, and above all various figures for house and garden are made in the pottery of Friedensau throughout the year. And that is not all. The items are sold, and the proceeds are donated for a good cause. Over the past years, more than 50 different organizations and associations could benefit from the donations. And the design ideas do not run out—neither does the joy of doing good! The next pottery bazaar will take place on November 22, 2020.