Community Grant Fires Up the Community Center’s New Kiln!


September 9 was a day of celebration for the ceramics program of the Sonoma Community Center as Kala Stein, Ceramics Director and Impact member, cut the ceremonial red ribbon and officially “fired up” the Center’s new kiln. The Community Center raised a total of $40,000: $35,000 for the kiln and $5,000 for installation and necessary upgrades to the kiln shed.

During the ceremony Executive Director John Gurney thanked Impact100 Sonoma for the crucial $10,000 Community Grant, as well as other donors, that made it possible to replace the aging 30-year-old kiln with the new one that is safer, more energy efficient, and will allow the popular ceramics program to expand. Congratulations one and all!