Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Wanna Buy a Cup?

Saturday April 25 at the Neighborhood Food Co-op:

Neighborhood Co-op Grocery is proud to be hosting Southern Clay Works Spring Cup Sale on April 25 from 9 am - Noon in front of the Co-op. Southern Clay Works is the registered student organization for ceramics at SIUC. Their ceramics program is highly regarded across the country with many of their graduates going on to successful careers as artists and teachers. This annual fundraiser is extremely popular with the public, so participants are asked to come early to find their favorite cups or mugs, which are all handmade by students and faculty. And, when you buy a mug, the Co-op will fill it with hot, Fair Trade coffee from Equal Exchange, too!

"I have collected many ceramic mugs over the years, all handmade by artists and craftspeople. Each morning when I select a mug for that day's coffee, the one I select is something like a reflection of me and how I am on that day. Really it is a very personal form of expression, the pottery we choose, which is what has driven me to collect so much pottery.", said Lisa Smith of her pottery collection.

Funds generated at the Spring Cup Sale go on to support student research and travel. The coffee has been donated by Neighborhood Co-op Grocery.

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