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houston's first empty bowls!

updated tue 16 nov 04


Mr. and Mrs. Overall on mon 15 nov 04

Clayarters all over the world:

Houston Texas is having their First Empty Bowls event and we would really appreciate your donated handmade functional two pound (wet weight) bowls. Or, bisqueware decorated by the artist. They should be delivered to:

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
Attn: Lydia Busch

delivery dates accepted through the last week in February 2005. Please include your business card or artist information attached with each bowl.

The dates of the first Empty Bowls project in Houston will be March 11 & 12. Friday the 11th with be at the old Texas Commerce Bank (now J.P. Morgan Chase) building and Saturday the 12th at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Saturday we are planning a hands-on-paint-on pottery if I can get the paint-on-pottery people on board.

The Houston Food Bank and HCCC are sponsoring this first event and we are hoping to have received at least 700 donated bowls wtih $20 donation per bowl. The Food Bank assures us that they can double or triple this donation through corporate and individual donations. We are working hard to plan this first experience so the potters enjoy supporting their community and the customers will want an event like this every year. All the contributions will go to the hungry in the Houston area.

After the January meeting at HCCC, we will probably have a call go out for workers; however, at this time HBU has pledged art students' public commitment work that each student will sign up for next quarter.

All in all, a lot of people throughout the community are getting involved and we are hoping for a very successful opening. Please help us to make this a phenominal success!

If you need any info, please feel free to contact me as we want everyone's participation.

Lydia Busch
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
713 686 5856 and/or;
Houston Potters Guild
713 528 7687

submitted with permission by: Kim Overall, Houston, Tx