Project Unpack: Soldiers' Memories Inscribed in Clay

Nov 21, 2016

One of the things this project does to encourage people to "unpack" their memories of military service is to do workshops in which they inscribe or impress things into cups, of soft porcelain clay, which are then fired and kept by the person with the memories, or their family.  Bill Thomas attended one such workshop and recorded people making their cups, and bringing up memories of military service.  We hear from workshop participants, which included Hilda Wanner, Doug Odegaard, John McClain, Henry LaBore, Ronald Kaeslin, Art & Arlene Carlson, John & Mary Conlin.  Also there from Project Unpack were Dr. Christina Weber, Art Professor Michael Strand, and artist Josh Zeis.  Project Unpack is an NDSU initiative funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.