Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Bountiful bowls

Boulder Mountain Clayworks holds clay craft benefit


Bowl makers include, from left to right, Judi Nickelson, Jeanne Liston, Tom Potts, Susan Ward and Vanessa Fry. Their creations will be sold Sunday, Jan. 15 at the Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood to benefit The Hunger Coalition. Courtesy photo

The hard work is done and now, the community is encouraged to stop by the Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood this Sunday, Jan. 15 and buy one of 300 beautiful bowls made to benefit The Hunger Coalition.

Created by students of Boulder Mountain Clayworks, Community School and Wood River High School, as well as other professional and amateur artisans, each bowl is available for $20. Chose a bowl and between noon and 2 p.m., fill it with one of the delicious soups donated by local restaurants. The soup, plus salad, bread and a dessert, are included with the purchase of a bowl.

Participants include Atkinsons Markets. Big Wood Bread, CK's, Il Naso, Ketchum Grill, Perry's, Toni's Ice Cream, Wally Lange, Sayvour, Esta's catering, Cheri Drougas, Rolling in Dough, Sun Valley Co. and Cabot Creamery

Modeled after the international grassroots Empty Bowls Project, the purpose of this effort is to raise awareness about the issue of hunger in this community and provide critical funds for those facing food insecurity.


Boulder Mountain Clayworks hosted several bowl-making sessions for the public, donating the supplies, studio time and hands-on guidance for all participants.

The event will be held in the Church of the Big Wood's cafeteria and all are welcome.

The Hunger Coalition strives to end hunger in the community by providing wholesome foods to those in need and by promoting solutions to the underlying causes of hunger through collaboration, education and advocacy. For more information, visit:

Boulder Mountain Clayworks is a non-profit that encourages artistic growth and development in the community by offering instruction in clay and other media to children and adults, providing a creative atmosphere in which clay artists can develop their vision and scheduling events that are free and open to the public so the community can better appreciate the clay arts. For more information, visit

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