Empty Bowls in DC - Capital Area Food Bank
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Empty Bowls in DC

By Shamia Holloway October 16, 2011

Blog post written by Special Events Coordinator Anne-Lise Cossart


Shaping clay with their hands, firing up kilns, and selecting dazzling colors and glazes, local artists have been spinning their pottery wheels to create unique bowls taking on a wide variety of shapes and sizes.  These artists and many of their students have been working for months crafting hundreds of bowls to donate to the Capital Area Food Bank’s upcoming Empty Bowls event. 
For a minimum donation of $25, guests receive a symbolic lunch of soup and bread along with a handmade bowl to take home as a reminder of the thousands of empty bowls in our community.  Please join us on Wednesday, October 19th from 11:30 AM-2:30 PM at the FHI 360 Conference Center (8th floor), located in Dupont Circle at 1825 Connecticut Ave NW, to fill the empty bowls of our neighbors.
The food bank is very grateful for the generosity, hard work and incredible talent of  the participating artists. We would like to especially thank the following potters for their donations:
Gallery 555 DC
Annapolis Pottery
Baltimore Clayworks
Bev’s Ceramics, Inc.
Eastern Market Pottery
Hood College
Roland Park Country School
Potters Guild
Toby Rivkin
Creativity on Fire
Capitol Hills Arts Workshop
Winnie Coggins
Your World Pottery Studio
Barbara Sloan
Elke with Lee Arts Center
Clay Maven and Loren Scherbak Pottery & Ceramics
Rand & Barbara D. Rowe
A special thanks to our sponsors Whole Foods and Gallery 555 DC!