Pottery studio to host public bowl-a-thon

Adam Curtis Public Affairs Press Releases

The public is invited to make ceramic bowls to help the hungry at the second bowl-a-thon being held to prepare for the 10th Sierra Vista Empty Bowls Project this fall.

The bowl-a-thon will take place on Saturday, July 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Pottery Studio @ Sierra Vista. The studio is located inside the Oscar Yrun Community Center at 3020 E. Tacoma St. There is no cost to participate.

Clay artists of all ages and skill levels can make hand-built slab bowls, while experienced potters are welcome to throw bowls on one of the pottery wheels. Clay will be provided by the studio and participants can enjoy some food and refreshments while supplies last. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Organizers hope to have about 1,500 handmade bowls for the 10th Sierra Vista Empty Bowls Project, which will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Ethel H. Berger Center. The bowls will be available for $10 suggested donations at the event. Last year’s event raised a record high of $17,500 for food banks in Cochise County.

For more information about the bowl-a-thon, contact Karl Hallsten at (520) 678-5544 or Judy Fitzsimmons at (520) 220-2456.