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Clay Art Event Raises Money for Soup Kitchens

Join the Clay Art Center in conjunction with the Rye Presbyterian Church Youth Group to create clay bowls to be sold in benefit of local interfaith soup kitchens.

This January, artists at the will donate their time and energy to create bowls, which are then glazed, fired and sold at the Empty Bowls event, now entering its 11th year.

The Empty Bowls event is hosted by the Clay Art Center in conjunction with the Rye Presbyterian Church Youth Group. It's raised over $55,000 over the last 11 years.

The fundraiser brings the youth to the center twice in January, where they participate in creating bowls. The center will host a “Come make a Bowl Day” on Saturday, January 7, 2012, from 1:30 to 4 p.m., and will be open to the public.

Bowls from hands-on workshops will be glazed and fired and by the end of the month the donations of bowls will total over 200.

In the end, the youth group along with the help of the Empty Bowls Committee members will set up all the bowls and serve a simple meal of donated bread and soup. The community will be invited to purchase the handmade bowls, with  proceeds going to benefit local interfaith soup kitchens.

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