Thursday, April 29, 2010
Project Empty Bowls
I first heard about Project Empty Bowls back in my art school days when all us ceramic students got together once a year to throw and glaze a bunch of bowls to donate to this fundraiser. Within the last few years I've once again had the opportunity to be involved. A Loving Spoonful provides free meals for people living with HIV/AIDS in the Greater Vancouver area. The fundraiser is an annual event that potters in BC have been involved with since it started. A really simple concept of Soup and a handmade bowl in exchange for a donation was started by a high school art teacher who had his students make bowls for the event. Since then many of the potters I know have generously donated their hand-made bowls year after year.