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Re: empty bowls

From: Michelle Lowe (mishlowe)
Date: Thu Aug 17 2000 - 14:25:17 PDT

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    At 05:25 PM 8/17/2000 -0400, you wrote:
    >I found it!! I just didn't have it labeled so I could find it easily on my
    >favorites list. It's at
    >Has anyone else done something like this? It really seems interesting. The
    >lesson stresses form and surface patternon the bowls and with the component
    >of cummunity involvement and outreach. Each student makes 2 bowls that are
    >part of a soup and bread fundraiser. People keep the bowl , the cost is $5 .
    >Money collected is donated to a food pantry or soup kitchen. I am going to
    >try it.

    Hi Yvette,
    We started this little fundraiser nine years ago here within our pottery
    guild and with a restaurant downtown and a wonderful charity "Waste Not"
    here in Phoenix. Our effort yielded $29,000 last year, we made over 3000
    bowls, all donated clay, glaze, firing, time and selling! We have a
    celebrity/silent auction too, where we offer "bigger, special" bowls, or
    those signed by celebrities, sometimes the celebrities will decorate them too.
    It's been a real blessing for the community here, and even though it's
    always lots of work for all of us each year, I am grateful to be able to be
    a part of it. Nine years ago when it started here, there were a few
    hundred bowls and they raised a thousand or two, it's amazing what can
    happen when a lot of people get together to give.

    Good luck!


    PS Solicit donations to buy clay, food for serving etc...
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