The second date for Pottery in the Making is full. To be put on a wait list, please contact Alumni Relations at (309) 438-2586.

Third-year School of Art graduate student George Barreca recently made headlines for his project Build where he gave away 200 handmade mugs (all of which he crafted himself) at the Coffee House in Uptown Normal to spread the idea of generosity and conversation.

Illinois State University alumni and friends will now have the opportunity to make their own brick clay, glazed mug at an interactive workshop August 31.

Barreca will lead a workshop through demonstration and hands-on assistance on how to assemble the “George” mug within the Illinois State Ceramics Studio. Although some may already own a “George” mug, the mugs crafted at Pottery in the Making will be one-of-a-kind as it will include a special Redbird logo! The hope is that this special Redbird “George” mug will continue to build conversation among Redbirds and the community.

After guests have finished their mugs, there will be opportunities to work on the pottery wheels and reconnect with Redbirds. Guests mugs will be fired within the studio and picked up a few days following the program.

Additional Date

When: 6–8 p.m. Wednesday, September 14
Where: Illinois State Ceramics Studio, Centennial West, Room 101

Cost is $15 per person. Appetizers will be served and a cash bar will be available. This event is recommended for those 18 and older.