Call for Bowls

Make and donate bowls to help feed the hungry in our community.

Since the inception of Empty Bowls Houston, local artists and students from area colleges and K-12 schools have helped raise over $745,685 and provide over 2.2 million meals to families and individuals in need by generously donating handmade bowls.    Empty Bowls supports the Houston Food Bank and the Empty Bowls Steering Committee invites ClayHouston members to help celebrate our 13th year by creating bowls for the June 3rd event at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.  Donated bowls are generally soup-sized and sell for $25 and each bowl sold enables the Food Bank to provide 75 meals.  We also gratefully accept larger or more ornate bowls, which sell in the $50-200 range.

Any individual who would like to really make a difference in the lives of others is encouraged to take on the 100 Bowl Challenge.  This is a chance to hone your clay skills, experiment with new glazes and receive exposure and feedback from approximately 800 people who attend the event. 

May 1 – June 1         Bowls may be dropped off at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 
4848 Main Street
(Tuesday through Sunday) 

May 15 to June 1     The Ceramic Store, 1002 W. 11th Street  
(Monday through Saturday).

Thank you in advance! And in the meantime, keep up with news and events online at:

 Facebook   EmptyBowlsHouston

 Twitter      @EmptyBowlsHOU

  Instagram @EmptyBowls.Hou

For more information, to be a demonstrator, or find out more about the 100 Bowl Challenge,

 contact Renee LeBlanc,

 If you would like to volunteer to help out at the June 3rd event, contact Samantha Oldham,

For sponsorship information contact, Marisa Ramon,    


Contact ClayHouston at

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