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.

Bowls are on sale now! Click here to purchase yours.

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. 7 – 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. Click here to purchase yours!

Empty Bowl Project Sponsors