Ariane Prin created the Water Cups Fountain after taking notice of all the amazing fountains and water sculptures in Poland. This turn table invention makes one of a kind clay cups. By pushing the wheel round and round, the vessels above shower color all over the molds with designs that are spunky and striking. Watching the movement of all the parts and the artist interacting with the passing cups is really smooth, graceful and quite relaxing.

Surprisingly, a secondary meaning behind all this is something extraordinarily unfortunate. The facility where the cup art machine was first used was an old prison from 1826 where it held an ugly secret of water torture stories on Polish freedom fighters until it leaked in 1956. Her use of red color represents the blood of those tortured by water before being killed.  Her demonstration is staged in front of the execution wall.


Allison Parker is a proud stay at home mom maintaining a full schedule kissing boo boos and passing out hugs just because. Her days many times are spent between the garden and the kitchen. From a journey of learning whole food eating habits, she's taken on the challenges of baking bread, muffins and cakes from scratch and filling the cellar shelves with scores of her own canned goods each year. Writing is one of those things she does because its part of who she is. That and it's a nice break from the never ending work that comes with raising a family.