The Artstream Ceramic Library is a social-outreach project whose mission is to connect contemporary functional ceramics with ordinary people. Similar in structure to a literature-based library, the Ceramic Library loans out unique handmade cups made by thirteen nationally recognized potters, for a period of seven days. Most crucial to the aspect of social exchange is that the Ceramic Library requires the borrower to submit a digital photograph of the cup in use, and encourages submission of other art forms as well, including writing, music, video, and visual art. The submitted photographs and creative reactions become a part of the content of the project, are catalogued in the website, and are used for other educational purposes.
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