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The Homemade Exchange: Collections of Home

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Juliette Walker, Devin Shepherd
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$3,959 Awarded
 

Ceramic artist Juliette Walker and writer Devin Shepherd will create a socially-engaged project in which they exchange handmade ceramic cups for conversations and stories from Mainers about their experience of home. With Kindling Fund support, Walker and Shepherd will travel across Maine, working with community centers, public libraries, and other meeting places to collect stories. In addition to ceramics, the project will also generate audio and text pieces, available online and in printed books, which will be distributed to the storytellers’ communities. Walker and Shepherd aim to catalyze engagement through craft, and to shape participants’ memories and current experiences into multi-faceted, multi-media, interactive expressions of Maine as home.