On November 13, the Temple Contemporary gallery hosted FulFill. Tyler ceramics and glass students participated in the fundraiser for non-profit community organizations.
FulFill is a micro-granting initiative inspired by community based organzations. This year, the organizations included Philadelphia Urban Creators, Street Tails Animal Rescue, and Warrior Writers. Each organization was able to discuss their purpose and their impact in Philadelphia communities with guests during the event.
Guests were served a locally sourced meal in dishware created for the event by the Tyler School of Art Ceramics and Glass departments. Later, dishes were washed and returned to diners as a memento of the night.
All of the bowls and pet dishes at FulFill were contributed by Tyler Ceramics Collective. As president, Senior Ceramics major Emily Stanton works hard to encourage other members to do their best.
“We encourage up and coming ceramics artists to benefit and learn from working in a community setting, sharing and providing support for fellow students,” Stanton said. “We share a common desire to learn and improve our craft by investing our profits made in sales in visiting artists and involving ourselves in events like the Art Market at Tyler. With the help of these sales and events club members get first hand experience of selling their artwork, a chance to develop networking skills and the happiness that comes with people using and appreciating their work.”
Stanton worked with Tyler Ceramics Collective to produce many of the dishes.
“I did contribute to Fulfill. I made a few bowls and assisted with glazing many,” Stanton said.
Tickets for the event were pay what you can. All of the money raised was then re-granted to support the participating organizations.
“I heard from many people [FulFill] was great! I hope that it’s an event that will happen again,” Stanton said.
For more about Temple Contemporary and its events visit http://www.temple.edu/tyler/exhibitions/templecurrent.html