Filling Brant’s empty bowls
Photo by Lauren Baron, Brant News
Brantford Potters Guild member Judy Dean with a selection of Empty Bowls that will be up for sale during the guild’s annual Fall Sale this weekend.
The Brantford Potters Guild is hoping to fill the city’s empty bowls with empty bowls of its own.
Members of the guild have donated one-of-a-kind, handmade clay bowls, which represent the many Brant residents who have little to eat. The bowls will be up for sale for $20 each during the guild’s annual Fall Sale, running Friday, Nov. 23, to Sunday, Nov. 25, at Mohawk College.
“We think there is a need in the city for helping those who are less fortunate and those who cannot provide for themselves,” said 35-year guild member Judy Dean. “This is an easy way to do it.”
Each bowl is unique. Some are large, some are small, some are brightly coloured or pattered and some are more traditional.
One hundred per cent of money raised through the guild’s Empty Bowl campaign will be donated to Community Resource Service.
Last year, the guild donated more than $9,000.
“That $9,000 will provide a whole bunch of food and services for CRS,” Dean said. “CRS says every dollar donated feeds a person for up to three days. So one bowl would put food on the table for a single person for a few weeks.”
In addition to empty bowls, the fall sale will showcase the work of 31 of the guild’s 65 members.
The Brantford Potters Guild Fall Sale runs from noon until 9 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday and from noon until 4 p.m. on Sunday. Visit www.brantfordpottersguild.com for more information.