What a wonderful time we had at our 20th 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 21st Annual Empty Bowls, currently planned for fall 2022.
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
Eirene Burnette, IyaBlu’ Inc.
Honey Burrell, Dancing Leaves Pottery
Julie Calhoun-Roepnack, JCR Designs
Cathey Chet, Muddy Llama Pottery
Tisha Cook, Odyssey ClayWorks
Elise Delfield, Pincu Pottery
Ron “Grumpy” Edwards
Paul Frehe, Odyssey ClayWorks
Terri Friday, Terri Friday Pottery
Sue Salvaterra Hintz, Salvaterra Pottery
Michael J. Hofman, Hofman Studios
Elaine Karpen, Reems Creek Pottery
Laura Kaufman, Mud High Pottery
Gabriel Kline, Odyssey ClayWorks
Rob & Beth Mangum, Mangum Pottery
Brian McCarthy, Highwater Clays
Jim McDowell, The Black Potter
Karen, Mickler, Yellow Branch Pottery
Robert Milnes, Robert Milnes Studio
Joan Pennington, Mud Addict
Diane Puckett, Dry Ridge Pottery
Rachel Smith, Pottery by Rachel at Reems Creek Pottery
Lori Theriault + Supporting Potters, The Village Potters
Culinary + Event Sponsors: Filling Hearts and Bellies for Twenty 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.
As committed partners in the work of ending hunger in WNC, these sponsors generously stand beside us in our vision of a hunger-free WNC. MANNA is humbled by and grateful for the continued support of these individuals and businesses.