The Center at Donaldson is moving forward with their Empty Bowls project, a concept created by the Imagine Render Group as part of an international grassroots effort to fight hunger. The Empty Bowls project was created with a basic premise: potters and clay craftspeople work with interested participants to create handcrafted bowls to be sold during a supper event. Later, the public is invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. In exchange for a cash donation at the supper, guests enjoy a simple meal and keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world.
The money raised at the Center at Donaldson as part of this project would be donated to the Food Bank of Northern Indiana, serving Elkhart, Kosciusko, LaPorte, Marshall, Starke, and St. Joseph Counties.
Many members of the public visited MoonTree’s Clay Studio on Saturday, Feb. 8 to make clay bowls, using coil or slab construction methods. The bowls were left to dry before being glazed on Saturday, Feb. 22.
The Empty Bowls Soup Supper will be held on Saturday, March 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. ET in Cana Hall within the Ancilla Domini Motherhouse at the Center at Donaldson. For a donation of $15 per person, the public is invited to enjoy a meal of soup and bread, home-made by Earthworks.
Tickets for the Empty Bowls soup supper can be reserved by calling or emailing MoonTree Studios, (574) 935-1712 or firstname.lastname@example.org.