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Purpose Collection

Student Crafts Purpose Collection

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The collection draws inspiration from our Seventh Great Commitment and its focus on mindfulness and a concern for the welfare of others.

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...Wherever you are, no matter how Lonely,

The world offers itself to your Imagination, 

Calls to you like the wild geese,

Harsh and exciting---

Over and over announcing your Place

In the family of things. 

Mary Oliver- Wild Geese 

The collection draws inspiration from our Seventh Great Commitment and its focus on mindfulness and a concern for the welfare of others. Based on barns, silos, and granaries, this electric and often eccentric vernacular architecture speaks to our agrarian roots and offers a poetic rumination on decay and regrowth. Although the black or red barn presents a different aesthetic approach when newly constructed and painted, as time goes by the surfaces become weathered, kudzu may work its inevitable way around the siding, beautifully painted barn quilts may be installed. 

So often these buildings are very quiet, and like people in the way their quietness can cause them to be forgotten. However, their deep connection to the practice of tilling the soil for food and economic viability is cause for remembrance and celebration. 

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Most recent reviews

  • 5 / 5 Susan B. 09-02-2022 23:58

    Very happy with my new bowls, looking forward to using them! They are true to the photos provided. Very happy to support students making functional ware. Thank you. One note: Wish y’all didn’t use packing peanuts for shipping. I’ll try to recycle them by using them when I need to ship pots myself, but they’re not my favorite!

  • 5 / 5 Claire C. 23-12-2021 14:45

    I order two bowls on line they arrived a few days later and they are beautiful!

  • 5 / 5 Angela L. 08-12-2021 11:08

    I ordered two cups and two bowls as gifts. They are beautiful and a mirror of the individual student artists. Thank you for making these pieces available to purchase and for the work of this great college.

  • 5 / 5 Robert Kyte 05-12-2021 17:07

    Berea bowls are a Christmas present tradition at our house. Thanks for the new designs.

  • 5 / 5 Diana C. 03-12-2021 11:07

    Love this design! Is a Christmas gift that I know recipient will cherish. The BC products are always fabulous!

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