"I am a storyteller sharing live wheel-thrown pottery with practical parables, " Kelly Brinkmann, Art & Souls Creative Studio.
Weaving together stories about faith, forgiveness, and freedom, Kelly brings them to life while making live, wheel-thrown pottery for audiences big and small. Using parables, she paints word pictures touching the hearts of audiences seeking to know God more deeply or meet him for the first time. The lessons she shares from the heart open the senses of the audience using pliable clay so God can touch and remake their malleable hearts.
Price Range: $750 - $1500
Gig Length: 30 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
I have been sharing LIVE wheel-thrown pottery performances for 15 years by setting up a working art studio on stage and opening up the studio to the audience. I offer many support materials including photos, graphics, social media promotion and hand outs like Bible study guides that are visual in nature, bookmarks to support your theme or verse, T-shirts and take-aways for groups.
As a professional event manager and former executive director of an international non-profit association, I have experience planning conferences across the US. Through Gig Salad, I will share performance needs a my packing list with you during the planning process.
Kelly Brinkmann is a working artist, art teacher, writer, conference organizer, MOPS mentor and mama to a singleton and twins with her beloved of 8 years, Mark. They live in the St. Louis metro area serving churches and ministries with Art & Souls Creative Studio. Kelly has a BA in studio art and she teaches actively in the community.
Art, Soul & Mind: an Interactive Workshop from a Potter’s Perspective, Conference organizer and speaker while throwing live wheel-thrown pottery, First Christian Church, Washington, MO, 55 women
MOPS speaker Second Baptist Church, Springfield, MO , message with hands-on clay project for the group, 55 MOPS moms
Girls of Promise, Ridgecrest Baptist Church, Springfield, MO, speaker with live wheel-thrown pottery for 135 teens
Women’s Conference, Second Baptist Church, Springfield, MO, live wheel-thrown demonstration with speaker, Alicia Britt Chole, 75 women
Lutheran Student Youth Workers National Conference, Nashville, TN, live wheel-thrown pottery demo, 700 attendees
Winterfest, East Coast Conference of the Evangelical Church, Port Jervis, NJ, spoken message with wheel-thrown pottery demo, 100 teen campers
King of Kings Lutheran Church, Omaha, NE, city-wide Easter service at the Civic Auditorium, live painting of Jesus during opening of the service, local TV coverage, 6000 attendees
King of Kings Lutheran Church, Omaha, NE, pottery demos with a pastor during a
3-week sermon series during 2 weekly service times, 1000 parishioners/ Sunday
Additional Booking Notes
Stage minimum 6ft by 6ft, larger stage works better
Professional lighting and spotlights
Clip on mic
Access to water
No electricity needed
1-3 6 or 8 foot long display tables are great to have
Space to hang two banners, 5 ft tall by 3ft wide with PVC pipe at top and bottom
I bring my own drop cloth, pottery wheel, clay and tools
I use a packing list to ensure I bring everything I need
It is impactful to have worship songs playing before my presentation begins, especially if a live worship band is present. There is an invitational, or interactive portion of the event, so instrumental music continues the tone of the event during a time of reflection and action.
Influences & Inspiration
Jesus. His people.
In order to come to your event, I need a 36 inch door opening and space to pray and make work. If you have a working sink and a live video feed, that is a great help, too.
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