The crew. Myself, Marian Glebes, Johnny McNelly, and Steve Blankenbeker. We wrapped up an incredibly awesome brick making session for the Building Community Project and the Baltimore Mobile Community Brick Factory. Over 2,000 bricks got stamped thanks to the generosity of Steve and Mr. Taylor. #baltimoremcbf #buildingcommunitybaltimore #buildingcommunityproject #buildingcommunity #communitybrickproject #communitybrick #community #apotterslife #ceramics

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Welcome to North Carolina Marian Glebes. It felt like a fitting start to our Building Community project to begin with a salvaged brick pathway in the garden. We are off to a great start and the best is still to come. With @thingsonshelves and @msemilypie #buildingcommunityproject #buildingcommunity #workinginthegarden #apotterslife #community

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Last summer I started planning the most ambitious version of the building community project to date with my friend and collaborator @thingsonshelves. 9 days ago I learned that I was not awarded the grant to fund this project. It was devastating. A truly crushing blow to my dreams. The thing about this project is that it’s unstoppable. We are in way to deep to turn back now, regardless of whether I can afford to do it or not, I will do it and it will happen. I believe in this thing… Even if a panel of 4 judges don’t. Sometimes you just have to take your shots where you can and sort it out later. Since then I’ve been slowly recovering from my disappointment. Realizing that I am supported in many ways by many people. My visit with Steve at the brick plant helped a lot. He’s amongst the most generous and helpful human beings I’ve ever met. Just being there turned my anxiety back into excitement. I need to be excited for this to work. In my life I often say that relationships are my greatest resource. My connections with people in this world are what have taken me to where I am today. It’s never been about money. Social capital is my tender of choice. I guess it’s only fitting that this project wouldn’t be any different. Onward. Let’s do this!!! #buildingcommunityproject #buildingcommunity #communitybrick #communitybrickproject #community #apotterslife #joshcopuspottery #joshcopus #ceramics #brick

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