News

October 2014
The October issue of Ceramics Monthly includes a 5 page article on this project, pages 39-43

March 1 - April 9, 2014
Cups from the Marcellus Clay Experiment will be included in Exuberant Politics, a group show at Public Space One in Iowa City

April 22 - May 18, 2013
The Storefront for Urban Innovation will host a project from the Marcellus Clay Experiment: Shale Play

April 5 - 28, 2013
Studio work resulting from the Marcellus Clay Experiment will be on view the Clay Studio in Philadelphia. There will be a free public lecture on April 11th at 6pm

October 2012
The Foundation's Art and Change Grant has just funded "Cup Factory", a mobile station where Marcellus Clay cups can be casted, fired, and distributed to the public, alongside printed information from the links section of this blog (articles, studies, resources for information about gas drilling). Its first appearance will be at Temple Contemporary (through February 2013), and will travel to other venues.

June 2-3, 2012
Drawings made with Marcellus slip will be included in Airplane's booth at Bushwick Basel 


June 1-July 14, 2012
Airplane Gallery will include the full range of objects, artifacts and artworks from the Marcellus Clay Experiment in their Plein Air exhibit.

December 6, 2011
The Philadelphia Art Alliance will have a unique wheel-thrown Marcellus Clay bowl for sale at their Battle of the Bowls fundraiser


November 23, 2011
A brief plug for the blog in the Environmental section of the NYT
http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/tag/jennie-shanker/

November 13, 2011
Andrew Revkin wrote about the project on his New York Times blog Dot Earth:
http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/13/beyond-fracking-another-use-for-marcellus-shale/


November 8, 2011
Temple University covered the project as part of the Big Shale Teach-In:
http://news.temple.edu/news/sculptor%E2%80%99s-marcellus-shale-cups-bring-fracking-debate-personal-level?utm_source=templetoday&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ShaleCups


November 4, 2011
Peter Crimmins came by the Temple Gallery yesterday to discuss the Marcellus Clay Experiment. This morning it was broadcast on WHYY 90.9FM Philadelphia, our local NPR affiliate. This is a transcript:
http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/homepage-feature/item/29343-artists-mugs-make-fracking-debate-easier-to-grasp


Susan Phillips also mentioned it in this funny piece on "State Impact PA", an NPR national reporting project
http://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2011/11/04/artists-mugs-make-fracking-debate-easier-to-grasp/


Event:
"The Big Shale Teach-In" will be taking place at Temple Gallery at Tyler School of Art. The event is meant to be non-partisan, or at least, well-reasoned and informational. It's a good opportunity to learn about historical, legal, environmental and scientific aspects of energy production - fracking specifically of course. I'll be talking about the Marcellus Clay Experiment at the end, with Marcellus rock samples, a demo of the process, and ceramic cups made from the material.

Here's information on the speakers and schedule:
http://www.temple.edu/environment/NRDP_shale_2011.htm


October 27, 2011
Matthew Parrish wrote about the project in the Williamsport Sun-Gazette:
http://www.sungazette.com/page/content.detail/id/570211/Art-rocks.html?nav=5011