Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 1:00-3:00 PM

Organized by artist Casey Whittier, Project Cup teams up with artist Andrew Castañeda to lead the first workshop of five in a new series starting October 14, 1-3 PM at Charlotte Street.

Through December 2023, artists of multiple disciplines including ceramics, poetry, and dance will lead a fearless exploration beyond conventional ideas of the “cup”.

In A Community Effort to Re-Investigate the Cup, Castañeda invites you to slide down the scale toward absurdity, expanding the notions of the cup, and making exciting discoveries along the way.

Participants will work from the perspective of researchers, breaking down cups into their essential components and assembling them into original works of art. Like building characters in a video game, attendees will reconstruct their cups using ceramics, found objects, and adhesive materials (glue, string, tape, but not screws), expanding the ceramic process beyond the “final” glaze firing. The resulting cups may serve as functional vessels, or they may become prototypes for ongoing exploration.

Project Cup will take place in the Charlotte Street Kemper Library and will be FREE and open to the public. Collaboration and play are highly encouraged. No prior experience necessary. 


Event Details

Saturday, October 14 from 1:00-3:00 PM


Charlotte Street Kemper Library (3333 Wyoming)



Project Cup is a series organized by Casey Whittier in partnership with Charlotte Street, and is supported by the ArtsKC Inspiration Grant, Studio Potter, Kansas City Art Institute, and Artaxis. Project Cup will culminate in a permanent Cup Library for the William T. Kemper Library at Charlotte Street. (Instagram: @projectcup_csf)

Please join us for the remaining workshops in the series:

November 4 from 4:00-6:00 PM
November 18 from 4:00-6:00 PM
December 2 from 4:00-6:00 PM
December 9 from 4:00-6:00 PM

There will be a documentation station with T. Maxwell Wagner (@tmaxwellwagner) as part of this event. Participants are encouraged to have their work photographed and take the object home.

If you are interested in donating usable material such as rubber bands, pipe cleaners, and quick epoxy glue for the workshop, please refer to the full list of materials below:



Visitors have until October 11 to drop-off donations at the Charlotte Street Kemper Library (3333 Wyoming St). For questions, email [email protected].

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