[Sca-cooks] Empty Bowls

Elaine Koogler kiridono at gmail.com
Mon Mar 19 13:14:28 PDT 2007

It sounds like a really cool way to raise money...either for a local group
or, even better, for a community charity.  If it's ok with you guys, I may
pass it on to my fellow committee members working on our local Relay for
Life.  There are several places in our county that do pottery, both
greenware from molds and original stuff.  This might be a cool way for a
team to raise money.


On 3/19/07, Ysabeau <lady.ysabeau at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've gone to the one held here in Bryn Gwlad (Austin, TX) several times.
> It
> is really a great way to pick up some unique, handmade pottery. There is a
> wide variety of skill range in the bowls...some are just standard
> molds/greenware that are painted then fired, others are handmade from the
> clay up.
> The auctions are silent auctions with famous artists and people either
> painting the bowls or signing bowls that were painted for them. One of the
> bowls I saw in the last auction was painted by a famous southwestern
> artist
> with a local gallery. Some are musicians or actors who just signed a bowl
> that someone else designed for them.
> The way it worked was that there was someone at the front to collect your
> $10...each $10 got you one bowl. You were then herded into a room with
> bowls
> piled on tables and you sorted through to pick the one(s) you want. Then
> you
> go through to the next room that had several restaurants serving up a
> variety of soup into your bowls. Then you went to the tables out back and
> ate your soup. When you were done, there was a washing station to rinse
> your
> bowls and a packing station with newspaper and stuff. On your way out,
> they
> checked your receipt against the number of bowls...or something like that.
> This would be a great fundraiser for the Trimaris Soup Kitchen at Gulf
> Wars...just a thought! Maybe have various SCA notables paint bowls for a
> silent auction...Or, if the facilities are available, have a paint your
> own
> area. You can paint it and then have it fired then on Friday everyone can
> come pick up their bowls and have soup...not sure if the facilities would
> allow that but I'm not a potter and I don't know what it would take.
> Ysabeau
> Ysabeau
> On 3/19/07, Susan Fox <selene at earthlink.net> wrote:
> >
> > Sharon Gordon wrote:
> > > Empty Bowls is a project to reduce hunger.  Potters donate ceramic
> bowls
> > and sother upporters buy a soup and bread meal (donation)and select a
> bowl
> > for their soup.  Sometimes the bowls are auctioned individually prior to
> the
> > meal.  You can see more about how it works here:
> > > http://www.emptybowls.net/
> > >
> > > Something similar (but with a different name so as not to infringe on
> > their project) might be fun for an SCA project with the bowls being of
> > period designs.
> > >
> > > Sharon
> > > gordonse at one.net
> > I seem to recall Master Hroar talking about this a year or two ago. Not
> > sure if it caught on or not.  Huette, can you ask him about it?
> >
> > Selene
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