This past Saturday, HPG hosted a Throw-A-Thon for Empty Bowl. The fund raiser will be in the spring of 2017, but we're already starting to make bowls for it. HPG does this every other year and this time Mark Kuhn will be heading it up. Some things will be different this year which will make it more interesting. Both schools and individuals that make at least 50 bowls (including trimming and glazing them) will be given a table where they can offer their bowls for sale. Think I might do that. I threw bowls for a little less than four hours. I'm not sure exactly how many bowls were made overall, but it was somewhere north of 300 from what I was told. Below are photos of most of the participants from Saturday and a video of Daven Hee throwing a bowl with a rice paddle.
I began potting in January of 2012. Because I'm so new to potting, I think I understand the challenges of beginning potters and hope this blog will be encouraging to them and a source of helpful information and comment. I hope you'll join the conversation!