Abolition Blue is the name of the powder-blue glaze used on bowls sold by the People’s Pottery Project, a Glassell Park ceramics studio. People’s Pottery Project co-founders Dominique Perkins, left, and Ilka Perkins, Molly Larkey and shipping manager Lauren Fuller in the studio. In summer 2019, Larkey began hosting free ceramics classes for formerly incarcerated individuals out of her studio, using art as a therapeutic medium. Now there are five formerly incarcerated employees who have been trained and are continuing to be trained in developing and running a ceramics studio. Sales go toward paying their salaries as well as paid ceramics classes for other formerly incarcerated individuals who drop in.
Source: Los Angeles Times June 10, 2021 13:03 UTC