The committee picked Diane Millner of Stockholm Pottery of Stockholm, Wisc., a potter who has created hand-thrown functional stoneware for more than 25 years, as the communion ware artist.

She will produce 450 chalices and 225 patens (plates) which will be available for purchase as collector’s items after being used to serve communion to the estimated 8,000 attendees at opening worship.

According to the Rev. Paula Sanders, executive coordinator for the Committee on Local Arrangements, the committee chose Millner and her pottery based on her style which aptly illustrates the General Assembly theme, “Rivers of Living Water.”