Empty Bowls is an international grass roots movement. In simplest terms ceramists donate their talents, and sell bowls filled with donated food to support local food banks and hungry families. The cost of the finished and filled bowl is $10 and you get to keep the bowl to take home with you. The proceeds from this event will be split between donations to the Foothill Unity Center and MUSD families.
In my little corner of L.A Empty Bowls is being coordinated by Meaghan McCarthy. She is working with the local adult school go create bowls. Not just a few, but a goal of 500 bowls to be finished and ready for sale with food by the June 21, 2014 sale.
Prior to the event there are some other important dates for you to keep in mind if you are interested in helping out with the project. There is a need for ceramists to help make bowls, clean the greenware and ultimately glaze the bisque, or fired pots. They will need help with those tasks on May 22, April 12 and May 17 2014 from 10AM to 2 PM. They ask all folks for a donation of $10 to help cover the cost of clay, firing and materials.
For more information on the Empty Bowls movement you can learn more on their web site.
Deets: Empty Bowls Monrovia, The Wheelhouse 1833 Santa Fe Place, Monrovia CA 91016 MAP HERE