|Some community members doing their best to follow|
Beth's instructions on bowl creation.
All of this was in preparation for this year's Empty Bowls event. On Tuesday, February 3, 2015, for $25, you can choose your own hand-thrown pottery bowl to bring home.
The bowl will be filled with delicious soup donated from one of fourteen local restaurants, and you'll also be served delicious homemade bread.
|You can see the experts from the local pottery guild standing by |
to help us. (Thank goodness!)
(And don't worry--the bowls for sale were all made by folks who know what they're doing: volunteers from the local pottery guild donate their beautiful work. The bowls that the guests made this morning go in their own special 'extra donation' category, so if you see a bowl here that you like, you can bid on it!)
While we watched her demonstration and learned the basics of bowl construction, Beth told us a bit about the history of the Empty Bowls event. This is the eighth year that Empty Bowls will run in Sarnia, but the idea has a longer history. It began as a high school project: high school students were challenged to think about how they could use their skills to support a worthwhile cause, and the Empty Bowls idea was their creation. (For more on the origins of the fundraiser, see emptybowls.net.)
|Here are some of the bowls that other folks created. (You can|
see Beth's model bowl at the top left.)
I had a great time making it, no matter what the final product looks like, and I hope someone might bid on it. (Maybe my family members will take pity and make a donation when my bowl is the last one left on the table.)
|And here's my bowl--those crinkles are meant to look decorative...|
Please join us at the Lambton Event Centre at 5 or 7 pm on Tuesday, February 3.
And if you'd like to volunteer, please email (firstname.lastname@example.org). We could always use more help!