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Pottery In the Making for Empty Bowl

Posted at: 12/07/2012 10:35 PM
Updated at: 12/07/2012 10:43 PM
By: Dayna Landgrebe

Every year Duluth is home to the Empty Bowl event, a fundraiser that uses the talents of local artists to sell beautifully handmade bowls all in the name of helping others

The thousands of dollars in proceeds from the yearly event help to raise money for the Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank. But to get those hundreds of bowls ready for sale, folks are already spending the months ahead making them.

On Friday night, students of all experience levels were trying their hand in a "throw-a-thon" at Lake Superior College.

It's a new experience for LSC student and art club member Alexa Stabe.

"This is my first time actually throwing for the empty bowl. A lot of people are really into it. It's really awesome," Stabe said.

Jim Kultala is also a student at LSC. He said he's proud to be using art for good.

The "throw-a-thon" at LSC continues on Saturday until 6 p.m. The Empty Bowl is hoping to have about 500 bowls for the event in April.