Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 4:00-6:00 PM
Join the illustrious Pete Pinnell (Professor of Ceramics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln) and Project: Cup for our final event of the year on December 9th from 4:00-6:00 PM in the Charlotte Street Kemper Library for an evening all about…drinking!
For the first 12 years of his career, Pete Pinnell made his living as a studio potter. Since 1995 he has been a faculty member at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His research includes the history, technology, and aesthetics of ceramics, which informs both his creative work as well as his teaching. Pete will be giving an adapted version of his The Art of Drinking lecture as we introduce the nearly 25 different handmade cups that are part of the Project: Cup library.
My talk is about drinking, drinking habits, and drinking vessels. Perhaps few aspects of life are more mundane than drinking: we drink constantly, and usually without paying much attention to anything beyond the slaking of thirst. Drinking is certainly a source of sustenance, but it can also be a religious ritual, the basis for social interaction, an aesthetic activity, or an act of pure pleasure.