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2017 Empty Bowls Throw-a-thon

2017 Empty Bowls Throw-a-thon2017 Empty Bowls Throw-a-thon - Empty Bowls Pizza Party at Ashland Art Center on April 8, 2015! Make you bowl to donate to this year's Emty Bowls event in Ashland!

WHEN:  Friday, April 7th 2017, 3-7 PM

WHERE: Esther Bristol Education Center at the RCC Firehouse Gallery, corner of H and SW 4th Street in Grants Pass

FUNDRAISER BENEFICIARY:  11th Empty Bowls Project-Josephine County

Rogue Community College’s Ceramic Department will be hosting a 2017 Empty Bowls throw-a-thon to benefit the annual Empty Bowls Project. The event will take place at the Firehouse Gallery during April’s First Friday Live on April 7th from 3-7 PM.

RCC and local potters will be utilizing the Firehouse Gallery pottery wheels to throw bowls that will be donated to the 2017 Empty Bowls Project. Local potter Roxanne Hunnicutt will then trim, bisque and glaze these bowls at her studio. Two years ago Phil Fishwick, his RCC students and community clay artists participated in a successful throw-a-thon, as well. Clay is being donated by Southern Oregon Clay Distributors.

Empty Bowls, which raises funds for individuals and families facing food insecurity, relies heavily on community volunteers and local businesses to prepare and staff this special event. Soups and breads for Empty Bowls are donated by many local restaurants. Many of the handmade bowls are donated by members of the regional potter’s association, Clayfolk. This year RCC has generously offered to support the event again by hosting the Throw-a-Thon on April 7th.

Empty Bowls logoThe basic premise of Empty Bowls (an international event) is simple: Potters and other craftspeople, educators, and community members create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a meal of soup and bread and have the pleasure of selecting a bowl from hundreds of one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted bowls donated by clay artists and Options’ clients. Guests keep their selected bowl as a reminder of hunger and food insecurity in our own community.

The 2017 Empty Bowls event will be held on Monday, October 9th. Tickets are $25 and includes the bowl of your choosing to take home. They will be available online or at the Options Administration building after July.

RCC, Options and local potters would love for you to join them for the throw-a-thon at the Firehouse Gallery on the corner of H and SW 4th Street from 3-7. You will be able to see expert potters create their masterpieces and learn more about the Empty Bowls Project. Hope to see you there! Visit the Empty Bowls Project-Josephine County Facebook page at

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