Posted by Kathy King

…with a mobile education and outreach gallery for beautiful handmade pottery–a collaboration between over 100 clay artists

​Sunshine Cobb, a POW! participating artist

​Sunshine Cobb, a POW! participating artist

In Boston, we’ve recently launched a project to spread our passion for ceramics and design. We’re converting a 17ft bread truck into a mobile ceramics gallery, called POW! (Pots On Wheels) in order to bring excellent pottery to those who may not have had the opportunity to touch clay before. Our gallery will display a diverse range of work from over 100 artists, including Molly Hatch and Ayumie Horie. We’ll drive around New England delivering workshops and hands-on education to communities and schools. We believe that fine craft makes people happy. We want to share the joys of making with a larger audience. We’ll encourage new audiences, both young and old, to see, touch and experience well-made functional ceramics, made by a wide-range of contemporary artists.

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​Mark Arnold, a POW! participating artist

Our first official wheeled appearance will be at NCECA in Providence, where we’ll share our collaborative Cup Project with NCECA participants. We’re in the midst of raising funds on Kick Starter to purchase our gallery-truck. There are some great rewards for people who pledge funds, including t-shirts, totally gorgeous original ceramics (shipped anywhere in the world), and even a visit to your location by Mark Shapiro and Sam Taylor, who will make pots and tell stories in front of your very eyes!

​POW! collaborative Cup Project in action--Mark Shapiro demos at the "Cup-latch"

​POW! collaborative Cup Project in action–Mark Shapiro demos at the “Cup-latch”

 

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