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Empty Bowl Night at Hoover

Art Teachers, Mrs. Wiskirchen, Mrs. Wright and Mrs. Wolfe taught Hoover’s 6th grade and Churchill’s 5/6 students to build clay bowls. The finished bowls will be used as part of a soup supper fundraiser that will support the food pantries at both Keller and Mead Junior High.

The Empty Bowls Project, the brainchild of art teachers John Hartom and Lisa Blackburn, uses ceramic arts to fight hunger. At each event potters and other artisans donate handcrafted bowls. Empty Bowls started as a classroom project, but the movement has spread across the United States and to at least 14 other countries. The basic idea for Empty Bowls is straightforward:

  • Participants create ceramic bowls, and at a later date serve a simple meal of soup and bread.
  • Guests choose a bowl to keep as a reminder that there are always Empty Bowls in the world.
  • In exchange for a meal and the bowl, guests contributes a recommended minimum donation.
  • The event sponsor selects a hunger-fighting organization to receive the collected donations.

We had a lot of fun doing the Empty Bowl night!

ART CLay bowl project