I wanted to tell you more about another Potters Guild event... at least this special one which I absolutely love and support..... Allen, as Ceramics & Arts teacher at El Cajon High School, has his students participate as craftspeople.
Here's how it works (taken from Empty Bowls website):
"Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger and was created by The Imagine Render Group. The basic premise is simple: Potters and other craftspeople, educators and others work with the community to create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. In exchange for a cash donation, guests are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The money raised is donated to an organization working to end hunger and food insecurity."
"It is the collective genius of all the people involved that has made Empty Bowls what it has become. Events have now taken place across the United States and in at least a dozen other countries. Many millions of dollars have been raised and donated to hunger-fighting organizations. We could never have imagined all the things people have done or all the ways the project has touched people."
"The largest hunger-relief organization in the United States, Feeding America, reports that the nation's food banks could soon be overwhelmed by demand. Statistics show that 1 out of 8 Americans struggle with food insecurity every day. Millions of people have lost their jobs during the most recent recession and the number of food stamp recipients has increased dramatically. Your help is needed now more than ever. Please find the time, make the commitment, get involved. Your single effort can have a profound impact.
Empty Bowl Links:
- Empty Bowls website: www.emptybowls.net
- The Hunger Project website: www.cbisd.org/programs/hunger-project
- TACO (Third Avenue Charitable Organization) website: tacosd.org
- If you would like to receive an email invitation to The Empty Bowls event at Coronado High School please email the project coordinator Eric Rempe.
- If you would like to receive an email invitation to The Empty Bowls event at La Jolla Methodist Church please email the project coordinator Lynn Render.
Next time you're over at the Reed Ranch
I'll show you my "empty bowl" I got from Allen....
and let me know if you want to come
with me to the next event this Spring!