Domestic Repository Project

 Temporary Domestic Repository Project


Invite coal ash into your home!


Make every day a TransCorporeal Trash Communion!


Participate in the Temporary Domestic Repository Project and experience what living with coal ash might be like; at no cost, participants are invited to take home and use a tea bowl for two weeks.

How It Works:

  1. Choose your tea bowl

  2. Fill out information form

  3. Take your tea bowl home

  4. After two weeks, share feedback on your experience and return or purchase the tea bowl.

Temporary Domestic Repository Project


Congratulations on opening your home to coal ash as a temporary waste repository site! You’ll be housing the Aluminum, Calcium, Iron, Silicon, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium, Sulfur, Titanium, Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, Beryllium, Boron, Cadmium, Chromium, Copper, Lead, Manganese, Mercury, Molybdenum, Nickel, Selenium, Strontium, Thallium, Uranium, Vanadium, and Zinc enclosed in your tea bowl.  


Coal combustion residuals are one of the largest waste streams in the U.S.; North Carolina has the highest number of known high hazard coal ash waste sites of any state, many located in the Piedmont region.


The tea bowl you have chosen will not tell you if it is safe to drink from: those who live with and near the coal ash in North Carolina are not privilege to this information either. Who doesn’t get to choose when to bear the weight of coal ash as a daily bodily reality in North Carolina?


You will be contacted in two weeks and asked to provide short feedback on your experience.