The Bay School Community Arts Center in Mathews Sponsoring Empty Bowls Fundraiser

What is “Empty Bowls”?

It’s a world-wide phenomenon of potters working to end hunger by making one-of-a-kind bowls. We’ll pair with Mathews’ best chefs to fill those bowls with soup at the event in the gallery on December 7. Customers will buy the bowls and the proceeds go to Hands Across Mathews to provide food and assistance to the needy.

To make this happen, we need to make bowls! The Bay School will be hosting bowl-a-thons throughout the summer and fall, so potters can get together and throw or hand-build bowls. We will provide the clay so there is no cost to you (but of course if you want to bring your own you can). We’ll bisque fire the bowls here and then in the fall we will have a glaze-a-thon to cover them with color, and fire again.

There are several bowl-a-thons on the calendar. You don’t have to be here the whole time. You can make one bowl, or ten, or anything in between. We’ll provide some snacks.
Wednesday, August 20 6-9pm
Saturday, August 23 10am-1pm
Wednesday, September 10 6-9pm
Tuesday, September 23 6-9pm
Saturday, October 4 10am-1pm

If you can’t attend any of those dates, the goduring open studio hours any Monday from 9am-1pm or during the week – call ahead to make sure the pottery room is available, and tell us you’re coming for Empty Bowls. Want to bring a group but can’t do it during the scheduled times? Give me a call and we’ll schedule the room for you.

Please contact Pam Doss, Art Director at the Bay School at 804-725-1278 for more information, and visit our website at For more information about Empty Bowls, go to

The Bay School is located at 279 Main Street, Mathews, VA.