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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The COMMUNITY bricks are starting to track their destinations all across the country. @armandominjarez reports that his brick has arrived in Wichita. Anyone receiving a brick please post an image and tag @joshcopuspottery and #communitybrick and #buildingcommunityproject. I would love to see their new surroundings. #communitybrickproject #community #buildingcommunity #apotterslife

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