Ceramics Made by Rosie plans to bring art to the heart of Springfield, thanks to the Isringhausen DRIVE Grant.
We are thrilled to announce that Ceramics Made by Rosie has been selected from the competitive pool of 2023 applicants to receive the Isringhausen DRIVE Grant! The $20,000 award not only recognizes the exceptional work and creative endeavors of ceramicist Rosie Gale, but also reinforces the Isringhausen family’s commitment to foster innovation, creativity, and downtown’s development.
The Isringhausen Drive Grant was established in 2022 and created in collaboration with DSI to encourage growth in downtown Springfield’s first-floor vacancies. It supplies new businesses or those relocation to downtown with funds to cover start-up costs that often deter local entrepreneurs from pursuing a brick and mortar location. Through fueling the growth of new local business owners, the DRIVE Grant further enhances the spirit and vibrancy of downtown Springfield.
Ceramics Made by Rosie is owned and operated by Rosie Gale, who began the business in 2022 selling ceramics at the Old Capitol Farmers Market. Her wheel-thrown and slip-casted pottery is thoughtfully designed and crafted in the heart of downtown and blends craftsmanship charm with everyday life. The DRIVE Grant will be instrumental in allowing Ceramics Made by Rosie to expand its studio and retail space at its 412 E Monroe St location, host interactive pop-up pottery events, offer a curated collection of pottery supplies and tools, and truly ignite the artist within each individual.
The future of Ceramics Made by Rosie looks promising, as they embark on an exciting journey fueled by the Isringhausen DRIVE Grant. The studio is poised to elevate its artistic contributions to the community, inspire creativity in Springfield, and continue to be a vital part of downtown’s cultural landscape. Ceramics Made by Rosie exemplifies the creative spirit and entrepreneurship that the Isringhausen DRIVE Grant was established to support.