Sat, Jun 16|
Spartanburg Art Museum
Hub City Empty Bowls - Bowl-Making Workshop
Make a bowl! Eat some soup! Feed the hungry! Spartanburg Art Museum 2D Studio/East Wing Chapman Cultural Center Bowl-making workshops are FREE and open to the public! All materials and supplies provided; all ages permitted. Instruction provided by Carolina Clay Artists.
Time & Location
Jun 16, 2018, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Spartanburg Art Museum, 200 E St John St, Spartanburg, SC 29306, USA
about the event
Hub City Empty Bowls is one of Spartanburg County’s most respected and successful grassroots fundraisers: use the making of pottery bowls as a means to raise money to help feed local citizens who don’t have enough to eat. Each year, Hub City Empty Bowls raises tens of thousands of dollars to benefit TOTAL Ministries, a nonprofit organization dedicated to feeding the hungry. Hub City Empty Bowls is the charitable project of Carolina Clay Artists, a group of local ceramic artists.
During the summer months, Hub City Empty Bowls hosts several “bowl-making sessions”, all of which are free and open to the public. Lasting about two hours and instructed by Carolina Clay Artists, these workshops produce hundreds of unfinished pottery bowls of every imaginable design, from the primitive efforts of children to the museum-quality work of professional ceramicists. The unfinished bowls are left at the studio, where they are glazed and fired. Over 1000 bowls are made each year!
With a fresh stockpile of bowls, Hub City Empty Bowls then hosts the annual Soup Day fundraiser in the fall. Patrons are able to purchase bowls for a $15 donation. In appreciation of patrons’ support, more than a dozen local restaurants donate gallons of gourmet-quality soup that is served along with bread, tea, live music, and fellowship.