I just picked up my bowls from the big group firing that Dan Kuhn did for everyone down at IUP. I am very pleased with how they came out and I think these will make real nice soup bowls for the folks to pick up at our upcoming Empty Bowls Fund Raiser. The event will take place this coming Tuesday, March 2 from 11-2:00pm and all the money will go to the Indiana County Food Bank. I am volunteering to ladle up the soup on one of the soup stations that day. Nancy has organized 4 or 5 different soups that are available to choose from...several individuals are making home made soups and a couple local businesses are also donating. Josh Floyd and Harmony Ritchie have also been key in getting this event off the ground. Another great stroke of generosity came in the form of a painting donated by Kamal Youssef who lives in the local Smicksburg area. Here's a little about Mr Youssef,"Among the first Muslim artists to exhibit in the West, Kamal represented Egypt in International Biennials in Venice, Italy (1950); Sao Paulo, Brazil (1952); and then exhibited in the Biennial in Alexandra, Egypt (1955). The Museum of Modern Art in Cairo mounted his one-man show in 1952."
Its a great piece that I would love to have hanging in my house...this painting will be raffled off for 20.00 a ticket during this soup(er) event.Here are a couple details of some of my bowls from the group firing. The shinos are looking nice and warm and the tenmoku glazes are working overtime. Come on out if you are around town and grab a bowl and fill'er up...ten bucks...you eat yummy soup...you keep the bowl...you help fight hunger. See you there.