“BECAUSE SOMEONE’S BOWL IS ALWAYS EMPTY…” Empty Bowls is a grassroots movement by artists and craftspeople in cities and towns around the world to care for and feed the hungry in their communities. These bowls are filled with treats and sold to raise money. Empty Bowls supports food-related charitable organizations around the world and has raised millions of dollars to help end hunger.
A few ASW visual art students have decided to run this project, in collaboration with the Garden Guardians Club, in order to support a local organization, Association for Legal Intervention (SIP)! These students looked for other Upper School students and teachers to help make the ceramic bowls that were to be sold. The leaders run numerous workshops and taught the participants how to make and glaze a ceramic bowl. The Garden Guardians club members focused on growing the pumpkins that were used to bake autumn-inspired cookies and soup to put in the ceramic bowls.
The event culminated with an art sale of almost fifty bowls. Whoever bought a bowl also received a tasty pumpkin cookie or a soup in a jar to go with the beautiful bowls they purchased.