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empty bowls at nceca

updated fri 18 feb 05


Chris Schafale on mon 2 apr 01

I want to thank all of you who helped with this project, through your
encouragement, enthusiasm, contacts, legwork, and BOWLS!

The estimate I got from the Food Bank in Charlotte today was that
we raised about $15,000, and sold nearly all of the 800 or so bowls
(we lost track the last day) that were donated!

In a very real way, this project would not have happened without
this Clayart community. Your stories about NCECA intrigued me,
your delightful enthusiasm for the stay-at-home mug exchange last
year inspired me, your encouragement pushed me to commit to
this wildly ambitious idea, and your generosity made it a huge
success. Only through the magic of Clayart could an introvert like
me dream of doing something like this. THANK YOU, THANK

And, if I ever get to NCECA again, I look forward to actually talking
with some of you for more than 30 seconds. It was wonderful just
to be able to say hello and attach a face to some of the names I
have come to know here. I deeply appreciate all of you who made
a point to stop by our table in the convention center, with or without
bowls, since I didn't get much chance to mix and mingle in the
Clayart room.

With much affection and gratitude,
Chris Schafale

Light One Candle Pottery
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, USA
(south of Raleigh)

Veena Raghavan on thu 17 feb 05

When I attended Clayart in Charlotte, there was an Empty Bowls event in
conjunction with NCECA, and we were asked if we would like to contribute a bowl. Is
there such an event this year, and if so, who is the contact?

Thanks in advance for any information.