The Organizations

The Crafted Dish is a project brought to you as part of National Clay Week.
Each October join NCW in a celebration of Clay in all its forms.  
Lindsay Oesterritter and Stephen Creech, began in 2015 to outline what would become the annual, National Clay Week. NCW started with the ambition of uniting and supporting communities and celebrating ceramics in all its forms.
Partnering with talented artists and thinkers has allowed NCW to accomplish more than originally imagined. With the initiative of the teams and partnerships, NCW has funded scholarship projects, raised money for charity, provided a resource for educators, brought more attention to what is happening with clay in local communities, and connected those local, grass-roots clay communities to global conversations.
 visit their website
and get involved in some amazing 2017 projects this October.
Carole Epp (musing about mud) is the project Coordinator,
communications and social media Admin for The Crafted Dish.
Musing about mud is an online resource for all things ceramic
and has been serving the community for over 10 years.
All the artwork, recipes, essays, jurying, graphic design, marketing and support of The crafted Dish has been donated by the many artists and organizations involved.
It is our pleasure to offer this publication as a means to give back to the community.
Proceeds from the sale of The Crafted Dish are being donated to 
The Stop Community Food Centre.

Mission: The Stop strives to increase access to healthy food in a manner that maintains dignity, builds health and community, and challenges inequality.

For over 30 years, The Stop Community Food Centre has been at the forefront of dignified, innovative programs that provide access to healthy food; build skills, health, hope, and community; and confront the underlying issues that lead to poverty and hunger. Our wide range of programs include drop-in meals, a food bank, community kitchens and gardens, perinatal and family support, civic engagement, and children and youth engagement.