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Mug Meet-Up & Market Happening at the Bay School February 04 2020, 0 Comments

On Saturday, February 15, the Bay School Community Arts Center will host its first ever Mug Meet-Up & Market, what Executive Director Pam Doss describes as a “social ceramics” event. Much like the Empty Bowls Fundraiser the Bay School hosts each December, this event will use pottery to bring the community together.

The Meet-Up starts at 10:30 a.m., when guests will be invited to pick their favorite mug, fill it with coffee or tea, and find their mug-mates for some fun conversation. Mugs will be matched by different design characteristics, such as color, motif, and shape. Coffee will be provided by Back In Time Mathews, a café and vintage shop located across Main Street from the Bay School. Bay School volunteers will provide treats to eat and conversation prompts to help you get to know your neighbors.

Members of the Clay by the Bay Ceramics Guild have made the mugs for this event. Each mug costs $30, with proceeds going to the Bay School’s new kiln fund. The school’s large electric kiln needs to be replaced to meet student needs and to fire all the Empty Bowls for this year’s fundraiser for Hands Across Mathews.

Mugs will be for sale all day, and participation in the meet-up is not necessary to purchase a mug. There will also be a raffle to win a set of seaside-themed ceramic canisters, made and donated by guild and studio member Sue Henshaw.

The Mug Meet-Up & Market is Saturday, February 15, starting at 10:30am, in the Art Speaks Gallery.