|"The Berkeley Potter's Wall", completed in 1978, still stands in Berkeley California's Willard (Ho Chi Minh) Park. A 15 meter (fifty feet) long undulating concrete structure with integral benches and planters, it incorporates thousands of handmade pottery shards in an overall surface mosaic. Constructed by Andrew Werby coordinating a crew of volunteers from the community, the project received grants from governmental and private sources. Built using the "stacksack" method originally developed for the hasty erection of levees, it enabled the recycling of a lot of creative effort that would otherwise have been lost as local potters discarded ware that didn't meet their standards.
|Berkeley Potter's Wall (detail) concrete, broken ceramic ware, scrap tile and marble 50 feet long by 12 feet wide . By Andrew Werby and volunteers, 1978
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