JCC Out in the Community 


The JCC Denver Ceramics department was honored to bring ceramics to the families at Brent’s Place, a safe, clean housing facility for pediatric patients and their families who have traveled to Denver for life saving medical care. Brent’s Place serves as a home-away-from-home for children battling cancer and other life-threatening illnesses, most of whom require bone marrow transplants. Because of their complex medical needs, the children and families living at Brent’s Place must remain isolated from much of the outside world. 

Last month, JCC Ceramics studio students and volunteers had the privilege of teaching a group of kids, ranging from three to sixteen years of age, along with their families at Brent’s Place. Together, participants enjoyed an afternoon escape from hospital visits and treatments to create pinch pot planters with saucers and get “dirty” in a safe way. It was a great bonding activity, and many memories were made. The department looks forward to returning to Brent’s Place this winter for another clay-filled afternoon. If you are interested in helping sponsor JCC Out in the Community activities, please reach out to us here.

Ceramics activities at Brent’s Place