Ceramics students to sell handmade mugs to support Burlington animal shelter

The mugs, which are the final project for the students, will be available at College Coffee on Dec. 3 for a $10 donation to Burlington Animal Services.

The final assignment for Elon ceramics students will be on display — and available for purchase — at the Dec. 3 College Coffee. Mugs crafted by the students will be available for a $10 donation to Burlington Animal Services, the local animal shelter.

Students in Ceramics I and Advanced Projects in Ceramics participated in a collaborative assignment through which they learned about social practice in ceramics, and how to engage communities through art. The students brainstormed ways they could use ceramics to positively impact a local organization and arrived at the idea of producing mugs to raise money for the benefit of the animal shelter.

Grace Tessein, assistant professor of art and artist-in-residence, notes that the project has the added benefit of also promoting sustainability on campus by providing handmade mugs for members of the campus community who may have previously relied on disposable cups.

The class will have a table at the Dec. 3 College Coffee with the mugs available for a $10 cash or Venmo donation to the shelter.