Throwback Throwing Clay Around Thursday :) Empty Bowls

28 Jan

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”
― Helen Keller


Well, I really didn’t throw any clay around, but my good friend and talented artist, Steve Macias did. Our local McKinney artists and friends were invited to participate in the upcoming Empty Bowls fundraiser by adding their 2-talents glazing Skills on a beautiful hand thrown clay bowl made by local potters like Steve, Minda, Alex Macias and Other awesome potters.

Last week, I went over to SPARC, to pick up my bowl and glaze, but decided to just sit alone in the back room and glaze/paint Steve’s bowl with my signature roses. I only needed three color, red, white and green, and a little time. And even having to do two or three coats, I finished in less than a half hour. It would have taken me longer to drive home. It saved me a trip back. I think it turned out pretty good. It will be a lot more colorful once it’s fired.

Empty Bowls McKinney is an annual fund-raising event that brings together artists and the community to “fight hunger one bowl at a time.” The premise is simple: professional artists, student artists, and amateurs create handcrafted bowls, and guests come to share a meal of soup and bread. In return for a donation, guests take home an empty handcrafted bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the local community and of children and adults who go to sleep hungry. Empty Bowls McKinney is modeled on the grass-roots Empty Bowls effort that was created in 1990 to make a difference for hungry people in the local community. Each Empty Bowls event is unique to the town or city it serves, and reflects the commitment of artists and others to feed the hungry people who live there.

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