South St. Louis Pottery Studio

Our Studio

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SBAP is a place where clay, sewing and fashion design meets community. We are an open studio for creative and wanna-be creative kids, teens and adults in St. Louis. We are inspired by people like you who know there's more to life than homework, meetings, budgets and deadlines. Choose South Broadway Art Project as your next creative destination to take your MaKing to the next level!

Making with a Mission

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Lunch hour. After work. After dinner. Bring your mom, kids, friends, co-workers... At SBAP we are committed to improving the lives of Saint Louis kids, teens, adults, residents, visitors and volunteers of different neighborhoods, different jobs, identities and backgrounds. We provide affordable and free opportunities in pottery, ceramics, textile and sewing classes. By doing this we believe we can change lives and our community through art!

We are all MaKers

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We love creatives who believe in making things by hand and don't mind getting messy or dirty. You need a place to get away from it all. Start an Etsy shop. Make your own mug or dinnerware set, or work on your portfolio. Even if you have never touched clay or a sewing machine before you can find your path here. All of our staff and instructors are highly skilled, experienced and qualified to help you on your MaK-ing journey...

Our Creative Team

Executive Director

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Sarah Rye Bliss + Co-Founder
sarah@southbroadwayartproject.org
Sarah is an artist, educator, community volunteer and  mother of three children. Sarah graduated from Webster University in 2000 studying Studio Art with a focus in Architectural Ceramics, and Secondary Art Education. Sarah has been working as an artist and art educator for the past 19 years.  Sarah is a long-time resident of Marine Villa with

close ties to the community.

Program Role: Sarah oversees the artistic and effective day-to-day operation of SBAP as well as the planning, implementation and evaluation of programs, and services.  Sarah also works closely with the Board of Directors on Fund-raising.

TAP Director & Instructor

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Brittany Marquardt + Pottery Instructor

brittany@southbroadwayartproject.org

Brittany is an artist, educator, mother of two, and Dutchtown neighborhood resident who is an active volunteer in the community. Brittany has a B.A. in Art Education from Humboldt State University in Arcata California (2009).  Brittany has also studied Ceramics at Webster University and St. Louis Community College. Brittany also sews and creates wearable clothing and textiles in her free time.

Program Role:  Brittany is the lead Pottery Instructor and works with the Teen Apprenticeship Pottery program as well as coordinating parents, students, and community within the TAP Teen Apprentice Program. Brittany also assists with the TAP Fashion Design.

Teaching Artist

Madeline Stradal

Meet Madeline, one of our new teaching artists here at SBAP! We are so excited to welcome Madeline on staff and hope you have a chance to meet her soon too! Madeline graduated in 2017 from Loyola University Chicago with a BA in Art History and a minor in Studio Art, with a focus in ceramics. Madeline was born and raised in St. Louis, and enjoys spending time crafting, reading, and creating things out of clay! Madeline also works as a children’s librarian and has a deep connection to community education. This fall Madeline will be leaders nt Pop-Up Shop Workshops for young entrepreneurs enrolled in TAP Teen Apprenticeships as well as working as an instructor at Pottery Open Workshop.

Facilities Director

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Tim Bliss + Co-Founder tim@southbroadwayartproject.orgTim graduated from Webster University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art with a concentration in Sculpture. Tim has been working for the past 18 years in as a sculptor, carpenter, and project manager. Tim is a resident of Marine Villa and is actively involved in neighborhood beautification and

community activities.

Organization Role:  Tim is responsible for making sure that our buildings and their services meet the needs of students, staff and visitors. He also works to bring public art projects to life through his background in sculpture and project management.

Pottery Instructor

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SBAP is hiring a Pottery Instructor. Click here for more details and to apply...

Lunch hour. After work. After dinner. Bring your mom, kids, friends, co-workers... 

At SBAP we are committed to improving the lives of Saint Louis kids, teens, adults, residents, visitors and volunteers of different neighborhoods, different jobs, identities and backgrounds. As a non-profit 501c-3, we provide affordable and free Pottery and Fashion Design Classes for kids, teens and adults. We are changing lives and community through art, help us continue our mission...

Board of Directors

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Our board of directors is comprised of parents, and community members.  The boards main role is fundraising for the FREE Teen Apprenticeship Project.

Community Partners

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We have some amazing community partners such as Regional Arts Commission, Missouri Arts Council,  Dutchtown South Community Corporation, Neighborhood schools and organizations.

Parent Ambassadors

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Parents of Teen Apprentices are Parent Ambassadors. We count on our Parents to not only support their teen but other teens as well by helping raise money and awareness.