Danielle Vogel is a senior at MU and has been a member of Muck for two years.
Describe your organization or event. What is its purpose? What makes it special or unique?
MU has a clay club called Muck (Missouri University Clay Klub). We are a student organization that aims to enhance the awareness of the Ceramics Department at MU. Our goal is to promote a better understanding of the art and craft of ceramic arts for students and the community. We strive to enhance knowledge of various processes and techniques involved in the ceramic arts. We are holding our Annual Mother's Day Pottery Sale on May 10. It will be located in the George Caleb Bingham Gallery located in the Fine Arts Building from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is an excellent opportunity to find a handmade, carefully crafted and unique gift for Mother's Day at very reasonable prices while supporting a worthy cause. We accept cash, credit or checks for purchases.
What is your relationship to the organization/event (staff, member, participant, fan, etc.), and how long have you been involved?
I have been a member of Muck for two years.
Describe why you chose to be involved and why other people might also want to participate. You may be brief but feel free to also write at length about why this matters to you personally.
I am a huge advocate for the arts and contributing to our local community. I am an undergraduate student pursuing my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics at MU and a member of Muck. I have had many people express great interest in wanting to know when we hold our sales so they don't miss out. For me personally, Muck has allowed me to attend field trips and the 2014 NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) conference this spring, which I never would have been able to attend if I wasn't part of this organization. The knowledge and experience I gained from these events was pivotal for me as an artist! Muck has a great group of people dedicated to ceramics who are more than willing to share their knowledge and passion.
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