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100 bowls of compassion/nceca

updated thu 3 mar 05


Jonathan Kirkendall on wed 2 mar 05

Dear Friends,

I'm coming to you again to ask for bowls for this wonderful event, 100
Bowls of Compassion, that raises money for Miriam's Kitchen, a
breakfast, case management, and housing program for the homeless in
Washington DC. This unique, upscale fund raiser, which will be held May
5, has proven very successful, netting $85,000 it's first year (with
only three months of planning!) $120,000 the next year, and $160,000
last year. That means that $160,000 went to direct services for helping
homeless folks move towards community and independence.

I can't stress enough how important the Clayart community has been to
this event - it's really quite something to be able to say that bowls
from potters all over the world will be featured!

The event is held in the soaring glass atrium of The World Bank, tickets
to the event cost $225. The food is prepared and served by Miriam's
volunteers under the direction of the chef, and other aspects of the
event are also all volunteer run, so that more money can get to the
folks Miriam's Kitchen serves.

I WILL BE AT NCECA and will be very happy indeed to collect bowls from
people who will be coming and would like to be included in this event.
Any size bowl(s) will do - from tea bowls to large pasta bowls, we just
ask that the bowls be considered firsts, and that you include a business
card and/or artist statement (the artists statements are printed out on
hand made paper and put with each piece - it's a good effect, and people
do like reading about the artist). I will definitely be hanging out in
the Clayart room, so if you'd like to bring a piece with you, please
do! If you are in the area, one bowl gets you one ticket to the event,
and two or more gets you two tickets - it's a fun evening. There's an
open bar.

To see pictures of past events, go to

To learn more about Miriam's Kitchen, please go to

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me. After NCECA,
I'll post more information to those of you who would like to
participate but won't be coming to NCECA.

Again, thanks to so many of you for your support in the past.

Jonathan in DC