Student Pottery to be Sold at Empty Bowls Charity Event

Fourteen Pottery and Advanced Pottery students, along with middle and upper school art teachers Ms. Emily Pope and Mrs. Cathy Wright, donated soup bowls to be sold at this weekend’s Empty Bowls charity event at Virginia Wesleyan University (VWU).

The Empty Bowls project is an annual event dedicated to raising money for feed-related charities to assist the hungry in their community. Local artisans and crafters make bowls and donate them to the event.
Collegiate’s students were challenged to make two bowls each—one to give and one to keep—experimenting with different shapes and surface decorations, such as texture, slip trailing, engraving and additives. They then did some sample layering with the high-fire glazes on some pieces that had been left in the studio and finally glazed and fired their pieces.
“They came out absolutely stunning,” said Wright, “and I’m happy to report that almost all of the students donated both of their bowls or made extras! Also, a handful of students volunteered to help at this very worthwhile event.”

Want to Participate?
The bowls will be sold at the 23rd Annual Empty Bowls Charity Event this Sunday, April 2, from noon to 3 p.m. at Virginia Wesleyan University's Cunningham Multi-Activity Center in the Jane P. Batten Student Center. The event is organized by the Ceramic Designers Association (CDA).

The handmade soup bowls will be sold for $25 and $10 at the event. There will also be an Art Gallery Sale featuring pottery and artwork donated by CDA members and other artists. It’s free, open to the public and all proceeds will go to support local charities, including:
  • Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia 
  • Judeo-Christian Outreach Center 
  • Help and Emergency Response Shelter (H.E.R.)
  • Oasis Social Ministries 
  • Samaritan House
  • Union Mission 

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