Lauren Sandler
Mud To Table
As an Artist in Residence at the Hurleyville Maker's Lab at The Center for Discovery, a sustainable, multi-disciplinary center for people with disabilities, unique needs, students, professionals, and the local community, we explore creative ideas in an open collaborative space woven into the fabric of the region.

Participants harvest and prepare clay from the Milk Train Rail Trail. Students use produce from the Thanksgiving farm to mold and impress slabs, create vessels, and investigate various surface treatments. Through this process we discover how the intended use of the container influences its form and design. The work finishes in an outdoor pit fire that we build as a group. 
From nutrient-rich soil, to vessels that store and serve, to a community that sustains, we explore the multifaceted ways clay provides nourishment, and illustrate the clay cycle, from earth to ceramic piece.

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