Spinning Clay into Meals

On Friday, March 17th, the Empty Bowls fundraiser will try to fight hunger, one locally-crafted bowl at a time. Organizers expect to hand out nearly 15-hundred bowls in the course of the lunch... an order which has kept local potters very busy. WHQR's Megan Williams recently visited UNCW ceramics professor Vicky Smith in her studio, to learn what goes into making a bowl...

Wilmington, NC, March 10, 2006 – Vicky Smith teaches ceramics at UNCW.

The two-part bowls fundraiser takes place on March 16th and 17th. Thursday night, special bowls will be raffled off by silent auction at the Bellamy mansion. And at lunchtime, Friday, St. James Episcopal Church serves soup in locally-made bowls. Find the details of both events at our Cultural Calendar.

Support for local arts and cultural programming comes from WHQR members, and Landfall Foundation, an organization of residents who support projects enhancing health, education and the arts in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender Counties.