Rescue Mission Ministries

Recovery Arts Program

Potter, poet, painter MC Richards once said of her work in clay, “It is not the pots we are forming, it is ourselves.” As program participants are discovering life free of addictions – the Rescue Mission’s clay studio helps each person to find a sense of ‘center’ by working on the potter’s wheel. It is an amazing discovery to realize we are all being formed and transformed by a Divine Potter. “Just like clay in the potter’s hands, so are you in God’s hands.” (Jeremiah 18:6)

Program participants take an Introduction to Clay course at the beginning of Phase One of their program. After this introductory course, participants may take other elective courses in clay, a course with Bill Beamer on the use of Art and Pain Management or a course that explores the fine craft of jewelry making. One of our long-range goals for the Recovery Arts Program would be the addition of stained-glass courses to our creative options – a tangible means for seeing Light shine through that which was previously broken.

To participate in a creative process is to connect with being made in the image of The Creator of all – fully and wonderfully made.

Recovery Arts Program Volunteer Opportunities

The Recovery Arts Program is always seeking experienced artists and fine crafters to assist participants with their art development. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Leslie Littlefield, Volunteer Coordinator, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 540.777.7651.