reservoir.logo.blue.vertReservoir Studio is an underground collective for hybridized collaboration–among artists, educators, students, and interested citizens pool intellectual and other resources–for the purposes of inquiry, pedagogy, and action.

Our central project revolves around collaborative creative resistance of the global water crisis and the enactment of research, design, production, and public education of point of use ceramic water filters as art/curriculum to promote adequate access to potable water. Reservoir Studio is the education, curriculum, and outreach arm of the Potters Water Action Group.

On September 2, 2011, we officially started setting up the studio in the Arts Cottage on the campus of The Pennsylvania State University.

We use this site to share updates on the work we are doing as well as stories, opportunities, images, and related information.

Collaborate. Create. Resist.


Publications about Reservoir Studio

Tolley, J. (2017). Penn State professor probes the impact of artists: BTN LiveBIG. Retrieved from http://btn.com/2017/02/11/penn-state-professor-probes-the-impact-of-artists-btn-livebig/#sthash.cltLI7Gq.dpuf

Hosterman, T. (2017). Big Ten Network Features Carpenter’s Unique Underground Approach to Water Filtration and Art Education. Retrieved from http://sova.psu.edu/story/big-ten-network-features-carpenters-unique-underground-approach-water-conservation

Molloy, A. (2015). Center for Creative Photography kicks off intriguing VASE art lectures today. Retrieved from http://www.wildcat.arizona.edu/article/2015/09/center-for-creative-photography-kicks-off-intriguing-vase-art-lectures-today

Moton, T. (2015). Penn State’s ‘Da Vinci’ merges art and science to address global water crisis. Big Ten Network. Retrieved from http://btn.com/2015/11/08/btn-livebig-penn-states-da-vinci-merges-art-and-science-to-address-global-water-crisis/#sthash.X9uJLKee.dpuf

Kaplan, S. (2015). Penn State visual arts professor tackles global water crisis. The Daily Collegian, Retrieved from http://m.collegian.psu.edu/arts_and_entertainment/article_1bffa37e-775f-11e5-8af5-170f40e19d91.html?mode=jqm

Marshall, A. M. (2015). Art education professor educates high school students about global water crisis. member uses ceramics to combat global water crisis. College of Arts & Architecture, The Pennsylvania State University, Retrieved from https://artsandarchitecture.psu.edu/news/art-education-professor-teaches-high-school-students-how-combat-global-water-crisis

Marshall, A. M. (2015). Focus on Research: Art education faculty member uses ceramics to combat global water crisis. Centre Daily Times, Retrieved from http://www.centredaily.com/2015/02/22/4615021/focus-on-research-art-education.html

Wynn, T. (2013). The art of water at Reservoir Studio: Artistic activism addressing clean water issues. The International Review of African American Art Plus. Retrieved from http://iraaa.museum.hamptonu.edu/page/Art-of-Water-at–Reservoir–Studio

Marynak, F. (2013). Ancient filtering system brings clean water to poor and others. Retrieved from http://news.psu.edu/story/281060/2013/07/08/arts-and-entertainment/ancient-filtering-system-brings-clean-water-poor-and