A HUGE thanks to Clay Club and everyone making bowls at the Empty Bowls studio recently. It was a great two days. I am just starting to fire the 800+ bowls made during the weekend.
Consider this for a moment:
Manna FoodBank in Asheville can provide 3 meals for one dollar. A bowl sells for $30 at their events. So do the math. 800+ bowls times $30 each equals about $25,000. Now multiply by 3 and that's about 75,000 meals. 75,00 meals. You done good folks. Keep in touch about the glazing and firing. There will be lots more opportunities to help if you are so inclined.
Many, many thanks. Lisa Blackburn and John Hartom
p.s. A big thanks to John Britt for organizing this great event.
p.p.s. Manna will be hosting a Thank You event with food and beverages at the Empty Bowls studio this summer to thank all the Mithcell, Yancey and Avery County potters, woodworkers, and glassblowers who have donated bowls over the past 10-12 years. Watch for details from Manna.