Local potters gearing up for Empty Bowls; volunteers needed

Local potters create hand-crafted bowls; left to right are Sandra Heaven, Lynn Jetton, Gil Bachmann, Mae Dawsey, Lucy Williamson and Marie Rhodes. (contributed)

CULLMAN, Ala. – Local potters are gearing up for Empty Bowls, which will take place Feb. 19, 2024, and they need your help! The chili dinner is hosted each year at First United Methodist Church of Cullman and raises funds for Cullman Caring for Kids. With a lofty goal of 1,500 ceramic bowls to be made in time for the event, the pressure is on!

Whether you’re a seasoned thrower or just learning to hand build, your efforts are needed to make this event memorable for all who attend. Potters of all ages and experience levels will meet Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at Meek High School starting at 9 a.m. to craft the bowls needed for the event. Snacks and water will be provided for those who attend.

Said Marie Rhodes of Mud Toad Pottery, a mainstay potter of Empty Bowls, “Mud Toad Pottery is very excited to be a part of this, and is thrilled to have this opportunity to help my community year after year!”

Empty Bowls will be Monday, Feb. 19, 2024, at First United Methodist Church. Ticket prices will be determined closer to the event, and attendees will be able to bring home their hand-crafted bowls as souvenirs, while supplies last.

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