A Visit from the Mayor

Mayor’s Visit to Maxability, 18th September 2019

Maxability’s trustees were honoured when the Mayor of Barnet, Councillor Caroline Stock, recently expressed an interest in our work. At her visit to our studio on Wednesday 18th September, the Mayor met several students with learning and/or physical disabilities, and commented: 

‘I am delighted that this therapeutic work has reduced their sense of isolation and boosted their confidence. It was wonderful to see the beautiful pieces of art being produced. The moment we walked into Maxability, we were taken aback by the incredible colour, warmth, care and love in the room, not only inspired by Anita, who is truly one in a million, but also by the teachers, and the patience and understanding offered by the carers.’

The Mayor was accompanied on the visit by her sister, who has a keen interest in ceramics and was impressed by the standard of ceramic art produced, and suggested new ideas for future growth and for raising awareness of our work. During her visit the Mayor also met Anita Woolf, Chair of Maxability, and Vinicius Les, Maxability’s ceramics tutor, who has helped develop the students’ remarkable creative abilities.