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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Empty Bowls

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
Today, I 'd like to show you some of the 1,200 bowls that artists of Pierce County, WA, made and sold during the Empty Bowl event (11/18/2012)
 to help feed the hungry.
All proceeds go to the Emergency Food Network.
Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger whose basic premise is simple:
Potters and other craftspeople, educators, students and others create handcrafted bowls that are meant to remind people of all of the empty bowls in the world.

One of the artists, Jen Davis, with her beautiful bowl at the event:

Please, join the Empty Bowl fundraiser in your area.

You can read about the event HERE and HERE.

***Copyright 2012 TatyanaS


  1. Beautiful empty bowls and all for a good cause: Emergency Food Netwerk. Great!

    1. Hi Janneke! People were buying them for themselves, for kids, and very often as Christmas gifts.

  2. I love pottery! Some of these are really beautiful. I've never heard of this charity, thanks for letting us know about it. Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Alison, thanks and Happy Thanksgiving to you! This was the first time that I attended this event. I didn't expect to see so many people! And, several restaurants served customers delicious warm soup!

  3. I loved the bowls. They are the one of the most basic, utilitarian & beautiful art forms. Happy Thanksgiving. It's nice to have a day without rain.

    1. Hi Jordan and thank you! Thanksgiving day was really nice, no rain! I hope you had a good one!

  4. I have never heard of this charity before, how wonderful that so many people have joined in fundraising for it.
    Such beautiful bowls. It would have been difficult to choose one. Thank you for sharing the event with great pictures.

    1. Hi sew susie and thank you! Many people were buying those bowls as Christmas gifts. What a great idea!

  5. What a wonderful idea - so creative

  6. We have an event like this happening at our high school and with input from the community--I hope to participate. Thanks for sharing images of the lovely bowls and reminding us about the importance of helping neighbors in need.

  7. Great cause and lovely bowls. I am especially fond of thrown pots, though that record album is a fun bowl!


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