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922 South Morton Street
Bloomington, IN, 47403
United States


Cardinal Spirits is a craft distillery in Bloomington, Indiana that specializes in producing extraordinary spirits from local ingredients.  

Setting a Place: Local Potters & Chefs

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Setting a Place: Local Potters & Chefs

  • Fountain Square Clay Center 950 Hosbrook Street Indianapolis, IN, 46203 United States (map)

Fountain Square Clay Center brings back its plate to palate event, “Setting a Place: Local Potters & Chefs”. The event brings together local ceramic artists across Indiana and connects them with its leading chefs — including Cardinal Spirits’ chef Dean Wirkerman!

From street food to tapas, the way we eat and share our meals has changed and evolved. Along with this change, the traditional place setting of our grandparents has transformed. With the place setting being an intersection of design, food, and art, this show will explore the form, arrangement, and function of handmade wares.

15 local potters will reinterpret how we share our meals and the pots that serve them, while local chefs, Greg Hardesty (H2O Sushi, Elements, & Recess), Alison Keefer and Ben Hardy (Gallery Pastry Shop), and Dean Wirkerman (Cardinal Spirits of Bloomington) will provide tastings on a hand made plate. Local potters will demonstrate and discuss their process. Chefs will demonstrate food plating on local ceramic wares. A local brewery will be serving the beer. (TBA)

Tickets available for $45. The price of the ticket includes 3 tastings, 1 beer, and a hand crafted plate.

The local ceramic artists displaying their work: Alexa Adamson, Andrew Huddleston, Bryce Paul, Chris DePrez, Chris Rivas, Dani Pugel, Kenny Sprinkle, Noelle Hoover, Rebecca Ito, Ryan Van Hoy, Sam Welch, Sharon Gardner, and Tim Compton.


Earlier Event: October 12
Big Red's Bloomington Whiskey Event
Later Event: October 19