Empty Bowls

Through the commitment and services of community volunteers, artists and restaurants, and the sale of handcrafted ceramic bowls, soups and breads, the Milwaukee Empty Bowls annual fund-raising event is dedicated to supporting local food and hunger programs.

Murray Hill Pottery Works has been an active participant in the Milwaukee Empty Bowls fundraiser since 1999. Over the past nine years, we have made over 10,000 bowls for the event, about 25% of all the bowls donated!

In January, Murray Hill Pottery Works begins hoarding clay scraps, leftovers, and orphaned greenware to recycle into new clay. In the spring, the Murray Hill Gang artists, potters, and community volunteers gather together for a one day Bowl-a-thon. The 2014 Bowl-a-thon produced the most bowls ever 880 bowls!!

From its humble beginnings as a meal for the staff of one high school, Empty Bowls has spread across the United States and beyond and has raised tens of millions of dollars for anti-hunger organizations.

The Milwaukee Empty Bowls is the largest public Empty Bowls Event in the United States! For more information on Empty Bowls Milwaukee, please visit http://www.milwaukeeemptybowls.org/

Check out the Business Journal article at Fired Up: Art, community and business are one at Murray Hill Pottery

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