Pottery from Hills of Clay is currently for sale at The Waxwing in Milwaukee, WI; Tralee Irish Imports & More, Wauwatosa, WI; Boerner Botanical Gardens, Hales Corners, WI; The Wool & Cotton Co, Greendale, WI; Serendipitous Designs, South Milwaukee, WI; Hummingbirch, Bayview, WI and online with Etsy at http://www.etsy.com/shop/HillsofClay.

You may also contact us directly with questions or requests: contact@hillsofclaypottery.com

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Milwaukee Empty Bowls

The Milwaukee Empty Bowls lunch is coming up! Pictured are just some of the bowls we are donating to help alleviate hunger in our area.

From the website: "At our annual event, guests choose from over 2,000 ceramic bowls handcrafted by local artists, teachers and students. Soups prepared by more than 50 local chefs are served with bread and other refreshments." The money raised is donated to local organizations (this year there are eight who received grants), and last year the amount was over $42,000.

The empty bowls concept was started in 1990 by an art teacher in Michigan who wanted to help his students reach out to help the hungry. It has become an international movement. I have had the privilege of attending and donating/volunteering both in Phoenix and Milwaukee. It's a lot of fun and, especially in Milwaukee, I'm astonished that people are willing to stand in long lines to donate their hard-earned money. But of course it's a great cause, delicious soup and even includes a hand-made souvenir!

The event details are:
Saturday, October 13, 2012, 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
MATC-Oak Creek, 6665 S Howell Ave, Oak Creek
$20 Donation - Includes soups, bread and a handmade bowl of your choice (first come first serve) to take home with you "as a reminder that there is always someone in our community with an empty bowl."

Thursday, August 2, 2012

This set of dinner plates was made as a gift for a friend, hand glazed by Matt with glossy black and steely silver logos. New techniques and materials allow for really precise glazing, in this case all done by hand with a brush. Terrific results, don't you think? He's planning to make more, Star Wars and beyond. Ideas anyone?