Empty Bowls Archive

Empty Bowls events are held by potters in communities throughout North America with the objective to raise funds and awareness for local charities that work to relieve hunger and homelessness. During the event, patrons select a handmade bowl from the hundreds on display and local chefs and bakers in attendance serve a ladle of their gourmet soup and artisan bread. The handmade bowl guests take home with them serves as a gentle reminder that not everyone has a full bowl every day.

Pine Tree Potters' Guild has been hosting Empty Bowls events since 2009. Over the last 10 years, these events have raised over $173,000 for local charities.

This archive is available so that we can continue to thank the local establishments, sponsors and volunteers who have helped us to make this event so successful.