Are you interested in donating a bowl? Here are the guidelines.
Bowls must be made with food-safe glazes only.
Bowls must hold at least 1-1 ½ cups of liquid and are suggested to weigh between 12-16 ounces.
Bowls should not have any rough edges, rough or sharp spots, cracks or pits. The interior of the bowls should be completely glazed with no pinholes or crevices that could harbor bacteria.
If bowls have an obvious flaw when finished, please do not donate them to the event. We strive to ensure that all attendees have a functional bowl.
Professional artists may include a business card with their creations.
Attendees enjoy personal markings on the bottom (underside) of the bowl that identifies the creator, date or where the bowl was made. To keep it simple, Empty Bowls 2012 is sufficient.
If you or your business/organization intend to donate bowls for Empty Bowls 2012, please complete the Bowl Agreement. This will ensure that organizers are adequately prepared and able to make arrangements for needed bowls. All Bowl Agreements should be received by August 1, 2012.
Please follow these steps for bowl deliveries.
Special boxes for packing bowls will be provided by the WFAFB.
- Pick up boxes at the WFAFB (address and map below) or make alternate arrangements with Lauren Johnson, Bowls Chair.
- When assembling the box, take care to reinforce the bottom with packing tape appropriate to withstand the weight.
- Individually wrap each bowl. Please limit to twenty (20) bowls per box.
- Fill additional space in the top of the box with packing materials to avoid shifting during transport.
- Make sure the box closes completely (no bulging or un-level surfaces). Secure the top with packing tape.
- Complete the label on the exterior of the box.
- Return any unused boxes with bowl delivery or pick-up.
To arrange bowl delivery to the WFAFB, contact Michelle Schuster (940) 766-2322 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To arrange for bowl pick-up, email Lauren Johnson at email@example.com.
The Empty Bowls Ceramic Gallery Exhibition will be a juried showcase held in conjunction with the Empty Bowls event. It will feature graduates of Midwestern State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and current/former MSU Ceramics Department staff. The exhibit's opening reception will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 5:30-8:00 PM at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU. The exhibition will be available for viewing from October 8-16. Keith Williams, Professor of Ceramics at Concordia University in Minneapolis, MN will determine the distribution of cash prizes for first through third places. Exhibition pieces will be available for public purchase with proceeds benefitting Empty Bowls/the Wichita Falls Area Food Bank.
We would like to express our gratitude to the artists who have generously donated their time and talent to the Empty Bowls effort. Click on each link below to learn more about the artists and their work. Without their support, Empty Bowls would not be possible. We are so grateful!