21st Annual Empty Bowls
What a wonderful time we had at our 21st Annual Empty Bowls! We are grateful for each and every one of you who bought a ticket, shopped Collector’s Corner, volunteered, contributed pottery, made soup, donated space, and shared in this wonderful event. It was truly the celebration of community we envisioned! On behalf of all of us at MANNA, we send deep appreciation for your support of Empty Bowls.
Stay tuned for details on our 22nd Annual Empty Bowls, currently planned for fall 2023.
Our Potters + Artisans: The Backbone of Empty Bowls
Every bowl that our guests choose from at Empty Bowls is lovingly handmade by a local potter or ceramic artist. Each bowl, and every item in our Collector’s Corner takes an incredible amount of time and attention, and these dedicated artists willingly donate their work to forward MANNA’s mission of ending hunger in Western North Carolina.
When you’re out shopping for the holidays (or any time of year!) we encourage you to support these amazing artists who support MANNA:
Erika Arroyo, The Laughing Potter
Denise Baker, Denise Baker Pottery
Ann and Sandy Batton, Batton Clayworks
John Britt, John Britt Pottery
Eirene Burnette, IyaBlu’ Inc.
Honey Burrell, Dancing Leaves Pottery
Julie Calhoun-Roepnack, JCR Designs
Tisha Cook, Odyssey ClayWorks
Ron “Grumpy” Edwards
Paul Frehe, Odyssey ClayWorks
Terri Friday, Terri Friday Pottery
Anne Jerman, Dragonfly Studio
Sue Salvaterra Hintz, Salvaterra Pottery
Elaine Karpen, Reems Creek Pottery
Laura Kaufman, Mud High Pottery
Steve Kearns, Homeplate Pottery
Bobbie Kelston, Lighten Up Designs
Gabriel Kline, Odyssey ClayWorks
Elaine Lacy, Under The Oaks Pottery
Beth and Rob Mangum, Mangum Pottery
Brian and Gail McCarthy, Highwater Clays
Jim McDowell, The Black Potter
Robert Milnes, Robert Milnes Studio
Peg Morar, Peg Morar Pottery
Shirl and Jim Parmentier, Parmentier Pottery
Joan Pennington, Mud Addict
Rhona Polonsky, Rhona Polonsky Pottery
Diane Puckett, Dry Ridge Pottery
Rachel Smith, Pottery by Rachel at Reems Creek Pottery
Marianne Soufas, Marianne Soufas Pottery
Lori Theriault + Supporting Potters, The Village Potters and Crazy Green Studios
*Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community Potters
Culinary Partners: Filling Hearts and Bellies for Twenty-One Years
Fueled by their big hearts and love of feeding people, we could not have had such a fun and delicious event without our Culinary Partners! When you’re making your dining choices, we urge you to support these wonderful establishments that support MANNA.
Breads + Desserts
About the Event Sponsors
MANNA deeply appreciates the support of our Empty Bowls sponsors. These sponsors share our vision of a hunger-free WNC, and are investing in that vision through their support of Empty Bowls.
Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort
Beach Hensley Homes, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Asheville-Biltmore, Highwater Clays, Odyssey Clayworks and Smart Products.
Continental Automotive and Harris Teeter.
Mangum Pottery, Owle Construction, LLC and Parsec Financial.