The Empty Bowl Project

Make or buy a a bowl and make a difference.

Empty Bowl is a unique opportunity to fight hunger locally and benefit the Diakonia food bank and the Art League of Ocean City.

The project is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger and a unique opportunity to use art in a way that helps the community.

You are invited — including families with children — to get involved by hand-making ceramic soup bowls at six hands-on bowl-making sessions at the Ocean City Center for the Arts on 94th St. No experience is necessary, and all materials are included in the $25 price. Robbie Johnson, the Art League’s pottery studio manager, will guide participants through the process. We will practice social distancing and mask wearing during the sessions.

Make a Bowl at the Ocean City Center for the Arts on 94th Street Bayside on Sundays

The one-hour bowl-making sessions are on Sundays – Sept. 13, Oct. 4 and Oct. 18 – in two sessions each day. In the noon-1 p.m. sessions, participants will use raw clay to form their own bowls and imprint their own designs. In the 3-4 p.m. sessions, participants will embellish already-made bowls, hand-thrown by Johnson.

Registration is required for each session by calling the Arts Center at 410-524-9433.  Space is limited, and in-person sessions will practice social distancing and mask wearing. Children under six must be accompanied by an adult.

Sunday Sessions:

Another opportunity to support the Empty Bowl Project.

From Nov. 8 – 21, the Art League will offer more than 100 handmade bowls that will go on sale online for $25 on the Art League’s website.

Empty Bowl Project Sponsors