We continuously pursue and share ceramic knowledge
We are proud to act as a as a hub, learning results of a new product or material from one customer, doing some research on our own and then passing that along to the next. Whether you visit us in store, call us on the phone or send us an email, you can be certain that we are sharing the latest, most up to date and accurate information that we have access to, and if we don’t know, we’ll find out and get back to you. Right here online we have built an extensive resource section that we are constantly working to increase and improve. There’s also an ever-evolving FAQ here for you. And we’re always open to your ideas.
We believe in giving back to the clay world
We get excited each year about our annual gift of a Brent Model C Wheel in memory of Bill Bracker to a local school, university, arts center, or other center of learning. The submission form is open year round and we review all open proposals each year, usually around Thanksgiving, with the award being bestowed on (or very close to) December 1, which is Bill’s Birthday
We support organizations that promote ceramics and educate clay artists
We are proud to support a variety of arts centers and organizations who are working hard to create opportunities for Ceramic Artists. Bracker’s provides both financial support and in-kind donations for workshops, residencies, empty bowls projects, K-12 education, new ceramic technology and arts advocacy, Our employees often volunteer their time and talents for these organizations that provide educational experiences and creative outlets. We hope you can take advantage of some of the available opportunties.
Our community-building ideas
We’ve done a few different things in past years, such as our “Mass Street Muggings,” during Kindness week and we have lots of plans for the future. These are ideas that we hope catch on in other communities, so read on, and see if you can find a way to adapt these things in your area!
It started with the wheel. Our William Bracker Wheel Donation, that is. But last year, Dave asked me "does it have to be a wheel? There are a lot of schools that have needs that aren't a pottery wheel.." I couldn't break with tradition and not donate Bill's beloved...
Last year was our inaugural year for our Good Earth Grant....and when we announced it, I remember that i wrote "Across the country there are schools that are having to make difficult decisions about budget and curriculum. Unfortunately, clay can often be one of the...
It started with the wheel. Our William Bracker Wheel Donation, that is. But this year, Dave asked me "does it have to be a wheel? There are a lot of schools that have needs that aren't a pottery wheel.." I couldn't break with tradition and not donate Bill's beloved...