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The Library has landed…

A special delivery from the Matter Factory arrived today.

Another Artstream project spearheaded by Alleghany Meadows and Andy Brayman is set to launch at the Aspen Farmers Market this Saturday:

Artstream Ceramic Library

beginning with a collection of mugs made by a collection of American potters, the Artstream Ceramic Library will be loaning out its collection to the general public.

each pot in the collection is housed in an individual handmade wood box and emblazoned with a corresponding catalog # and Artstream Ceramic Library decal.

first piece out of the box was item 09-013-03, a beautiful mug made by Elizabeth Robinson Wiley.

we’ll be sending pots into homes (in their handsome carrying cases) asking only a story, photo, recipe and eventual safe return.  There is a website being developed as we speak that will collect and catalog all of the objects, stories and travels that are part of our growing library.

i’ll keep you posted…

images of the ribbon cutting ceremony as follows:


4 Responses to “#09-013-03”

  1. 1 judy Shreve August 13, 2009 at 5:42 am

    What a great project! Wasn’t it Pete Pinnell that discussed there aren’t many things/people we let into our ‘personal space’ such as a mug. We put mugs to our lips and hold them fondly in our hands. What better way than a mug to know a potter’s work.

  2. 2 jim August 13, 2009 at 8:10 am

    cool idea… looking forward to seeing what comes of it

  3. 3 annakeiller August 14, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    What a beautiful idea…It really could work and become a great story – or many great stories…
    Good luck

  4. 4 Connie November 11, 2009 at 10:37 am

    Can I check out a mug, even though I live in Wyoming? What a great idea!!!! How far long is the website? Can’t wait to check it out.

    But,….Seriously…… Can I check a mug?

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