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San Antonio Potters Guild

About Empty Bowls

The San Antonio Potters Guild, in association with the San Antonio Glass Arts GuildAlamo Woodturners Association, the Southwest School of Art, and SAMMinistries presents the annual Empty Bowls fundraiser for SAMMinistries at the Southwest School of Art.

SAMMinistries prevents homelessness in San Antonio through a compassionate, holistic approach that brings self-sufficiency, pride and dignity to struggling families with nowhere else to turn.

Guild members produce the handmade bowls sold for a nominal fee.  Soup is provided by local restaurants and caterers and served by culinary students and volunteers.  Also featured is a silent auction of donated works by artists in a variety of media. 

Empty Bowls 2022

Empty Bowls will be held this year, but SAMM Ministries has asked us to wait until November to hold our Empty Bowl sales event. Although the specific date and venue have not been set yet, we are still making plans to be ready to go when we get the notice to move ahead.  

Community Bowl-a-Thons - We do not have any community bowl-a-thons scheduled at this time, but we are having conversations with community clay studios and hope to plan some for later this year.  

At Home Bowl-a-Thons - We do have support for folks that are interested in making 2-pound bowls for Empty Bowls in their home studio.  

If you have a home studio and are interested in making bowls, please stop by Roadrunner Ceramics for your free bag of clay.  Just let the crew know it is for Empty Bowls.  

If you have a kiln, we ask that you please bisque and glaze the bowls. 

If you don’t have a kiln, you can bring the bowls back to Roadrunner unfired and we will take care of the bowls.  Please ensure that you clearly label bowls with the clay you used, so we will know what temperature to fire it to.  Without clear labeling, we will be unable to fire the work.  If you are planning to bring your work back to Roadrunner to be fired, we suggest you pick up a cone 6 clay body.

We are also accepting Large Donor Bowls and Silent Auction items.

Bring all finished work to Roadrunner Ceramics, labeled for Empty Bowls.

Get Involved

Empty Bowls is organized by the volunteer efforts of our Empty Bowls Chair, Kathy Mitchell.  If you have any further questions about Empty Bowls, please contact Kathy at katmit1129@gmail.com.  

Empty Bowls Chair - Kathy Mitchell

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