Empty Bowls Wichita 2018 / Last Call for Bowls

The big Chili Cook-Off is this Saturday, October 13th from 11 AM - 1 PM, at WSU Go Create (a chance to check out our cousin makerspace on the east-side). Admission is $20 for the public, $10 for students. You get to pick out one of the amazing bowls for yourself and fill it up with chili and fill yourself up with deserts and samples and pride in helping out a great cause.

I will be taking bowls from MakeICT members over on Friday afternoon. If you have bowls that you wish to donate, please have them ready in the studio by Thursday evening. There is a box in the studio on the bottom shelf of the drying racks in the corner.

If you have any questions, please get in touch. Iā€™m always happy to talk about the work we do just a couple blocks up Douglas for our fellow Kansans in need.


Calling all BOWL-makers for Empty Bowls-2018

Calling all potters, woodworkers, glassblowers to create beautiful bowls to donate to the cause!



Send images of you or your group creating bowls for the cause.
We will highlight your work on our FaceBook page.
Send images to: selliott3@usd259.net

Bowls must be received by Oct. 12th.

For more information: Contact brendalichman@gmail.com

WSU-Henrion Hall ROOM 110 (Hand-building room)
Please label box with your NAME & School or PROGRAM.
Wichita State University/Henrion Hall
Ceramics Department - ROOM 110
1845 Fairmount St, Wichita, KS 67260

History of Empty Bowls
In 1990 a high school art teacher in Michigan helped his students solve a problem. They were searching for a way to raise funds to support a food drive. What evolved was a class project to make ceramic bowls for a fundraising meal. Guests were served a simple meal of soup and bread, and were invited to keep the bowl as a reminder of hunger in the world.

By the following year the originators had developed this concept into Empty Bowls, a project to provide support for food banks, soup kitchens, and other organizations that fight hunger. Since then Empty Bowls events have been held throughout the world, and millions of dollars have been raised to combat hunger.