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Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Bowls! Make at home. Glaze with us. An Empty Bowls event Hosted by Penland School of Craft
Mitchell County Shepherd Staff Food Bank and Dig In! Yancey Community Garden are two local organizations focused on ending hunger in our neighborhood – and they need your support! Each year, these organizations host popular Empty Bowls events to raise money for the cause. This year, we are combining our efforts to gather together the many beautiful bowls it takes to make these events possible.
What is Empty Bowls? Empty Bowls asks participating artists to create and donate bowls for events, at which a simple and delicious meal of soup, bread and dessert is the catalyst for raising awareness about hunger and funds for local organizations addressing that hunger. While we don’t yet know if we will be able to have an in person event this fall, we do know our neighbors experience food insecurity and these organizations are responding. Artists have been critical to this response through Empty Bowls for many years and are appreciated for their role in our community’s response to hunger.
We have Clay! Since we can’t yet gather we are asking you to make and bisque fire bowls, mugs, cups, and vases in your own studios. While supplies last we have cone 10 Phoenix stoneware clay from Highwater for you that can be picked-up or delivered! Contact Marianna Popp to coordinate (info below).
Glaze with us! April 24, 10am–6pm:Glazing. Glazing. Glazing. Outside and distanced. What to bring? Yourself of course! An Apron if you want to protect your clothes. Wear your mask, we will be practicing social distancing. And if you have a favorite brush or glazing tool bring that too! Can’t come? We need help firing and sanding bottoms on other days, how would you like to help? Donations from your personal studio also very welcome and appreciated!
Clay Club meets at artist studios and other locations throughout Western North Carolina, usually on the second Wednesday of the month. All potters and ceramic artists are welcome! Look for details about the meetings here on the blog or contact Amy Waller at email@example.com for more info.