Resident Artist, June 5 - June 16 2015 Joey's work often involves used or discarded materials, especially second hand clothing, and she honors these objects and the lives they represent in participatory projects. Joey decided to try something new at Shared Space, working in clay rather than her usual medium of fabric. She began by collecting stones and feathers and driftwood from the beach, and making hand-built vessels to hold her collections. She wanted to connect with the people of Pentwater and initiate some sort of gift exchange, so she started going to the morning ritual of coffee at the Good Stuffs café. There she met a small crowd of retired men, who welcomed her and shared their passions with her- whether it be pickling or making gourd art. The small watercolor paintings she had been making turned into thank-you notes for her new friends. Her final handmade vessels were a pair of coffee mugs that now live at the café and can be used by the gentlemen who remember her.