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Calling Experienced Potters and Ceramicists to Loving Bowls Featured

By Kelli Klymenko February 28, 2016 326
Sedona Arts Center Has Begun to Gear Up for its 2016 Loving Bowls Fundraiser
 

Sedona Arts Center's Ceramics Department is always a hive of creative energy. The busy studio, located in the historic Art Barn in Uptown, is always filled with potters, students, and visiting ceramicists. The kilns are firing, and new works continue a tradition begun over 40 years ago.  
Beginning in March, and every Thursday throughout the year, the ceramics studio will get even busier as local potters come together to make Loving Bowls. 

“That major event is not until December, but we get geared up each spring and invite established ceramics artists to help us,” said Dennis Ott, long-time Director of the Arts Center’s Ceramics Department. “Week by week, thanks to hundreds of creative people, we produce over a thousand new Loving Bowls—and they all go to support our community." 

Interested potters and ceramicists are now invited to throw or hand-build Loving Bowls at the Arts Center every Thursday from 1 to 4pm. No ongoing commitment is required, but the studio will be open each week for the making of new Loving Bowls. 

“There is a profound sense of community and camaraderie with this event,” said Eric Holowacz, Executive Director of the Arts Center. “The weekly sessions, driven by dedicated and creative people, only add to the love and care that goes into the project."

This year’s Loving Bowls, one of the largest creative fundraising events in Northern Arizona, is scheduled for Saturday, December 10, 2016. Over 1000 hand-made and hand-glazed bowls will be offered to the public, each for $10, with proceeds supporting Sedona Food Bank, Sedona Community Center and Sedona Arts Center. 

Last year, over 1000 bowls were lovingly handcrafted and glazed by local volunteer potters—who worked and volunteer weekly throughout 2015. Thanks to generous sponsors—like the Kling Family Foundation, Bashas’, and the City of Sedona—the Arts Center provides all the clay, glazing and firings for this community-wide project.  

“If you have experience working with clay, and want to donate your creative time to work with other Loving Bowls artists, we’d love to have you join us on Thursday afternoons,” said Ott."

To learn more about the Loving Bowls project, or to get involved with Sedona Arts Center, stop by their campus in Uptown Sedona, call 928-282-3809, or visit SedonaArtsCenter.org.



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