Community invited to try pottery at Heathcote Cultural Precinct

d494299 Piara Waters resident Lucy Aboagye is the owner of Not Yet Perfect Pottery, which is a new studio that has opened at the Heathcote Cultural Precinct. Picture: Andrew Ritchie
d494299 Piara Waters resident Lucy Aboagye is the owner of Not Yet Perfect Pottery, which is a new studio that has opened at the Heathcote Cultural Precinct. Picture: Andrew Ritchie

LUCY Aboagye began pottery as a way of de-stressing from a hectic job, but she now finds herself teaching others about its relaxing effect.

The Piara Waters resident has opened the pottery studio Not Yet Perfect at the Heathcote Cultural Precinct, which offers classes, workshops and private events for the public.

“I was a teacher in a high school, working with at-risk youth when I saw pottery was becoming big on Instagram,” she said.

“It was a chaotic environment and quite unpredictable, but when I was creating on the wheel I wasn’t thinking about anything else so it was like therapy.

“I have a background in fashion which is about creating aesthetically pleasing items but with pottery who can be creative and there’s no benchmark, you are free from expectations.”

d494299 Piara Waters resident Lucy Aboagye. Picture: Andrew Ritchie

Ms Aboagye started running the ceramic business out of her home in May 2018 and then ran classes in different venues in the back half of the year.

“I moved into the Heathcote Cultural Precinct about four weeks ago and I love it here because there are so many artists here I can talk to,” she said.

“I’ve found that I’ve had an influx of doctors and lawyers who find it a way of de-stressing, it’s a way of getting back to the playfulness you don’t get as an adult.”

Visit www.notyetperfect.com for more information.