Thursday, February 14, 2019

Recap: February Clay Club at Mars Hill University

Thanks to everyone who came out and participated in the Empty Bowl-a-thon at Mars Hill University last night! A big thank you to these 13 potters who threw over 200 bowls (!!) in about 90 minutes:

Erika Arroyo
John Britt
Jacquie Lopez
Dennis McAvoy
Jim McDowell
J.R. Page
Michael Rutkowsky
Ruth Rutkowsky
Ron Slagle
Geni Stephenson
Allison Tomlin
Rachel Veirheller
Kari Weaver

All proceeds from these bowls will benefit Neighbors in Need of Madison County. The Empty Bowls event will be held at Mars Hill Baptist Church on April 10th from 5-7 pm.

Thanks, too, to the non-throwers who came and hung out and helped out, and a special thank you to John Hartom (co-founder, with Lisa Blackburn, of Empty Bowls) for joining us. When the throwing was done, we enjoyed kiln-warmed pizza and more.

A few announcements:

• I shared some information from Lori Theriault of the Village Potters about a Downtown Welcome Table plate-decorating opportunity and clay that is available for Empty Bowls events. See this post for all the details:

• Michael Rutkowsky shared information about the class he and Ruth are teaching at John C. Campbell Folk School in March. More info here:

• and John Hartom shared that the opening reception of the In Tandem Gallery exhibition of his and Michael Kline's work will be this Saturday from 4-7 pm.

March Clay Club will be at East Fork Pottery in Asheville on March 13th - look for more details about that soon.

Thanks again to all the Empty Bowl throwers, to Shane Mickey and the Mars Hill University students - and to everyone who came!

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