Thank you Sheryl I really appreciate the note. Â The Empty Bowls project is really a loose organization of grass roots events of artists all over the world who get together for the support and benefit of those in distress. Â Most events give to food local food pantry. Â I ran the Empty Bowls event in Kansas City for five years with profits going to the Harvesters Food Network. Â We made a Thousand bowls as a group of artists around Kansas City. Â Selling 300 to 400 bowls a year at $25 each. Â Then each year replenished the bowl count back to 1000.
As each event, on an international stage, grows up. Â Some are now reporting revenues in the 100k range. Â We donâ€™t really track the numbers or receive any benefit from the events. Â Just working together (networking) to create a great art event for people to help people.
Some personal note here is that I consider each bowl a work of art contributed by all skill level of potters. Â “Empty Bowls” are really art events where patrons get to buy a piece of art (bowls are amazing).
The original creator of the Empty Bowls project has passed away (John Hartom) and the domains fell into public hands. Â I have purchased the domains as an effort to keep the community together. Â Always looking for ideas to make it better.
For more information that might help: Â FAQs
Please do reach out and ask questions. Â Â I really appreciate all that you do.
On Feb 4, 2020, at 4:26 PM, Sheryl Jean <[email protected]> wrote:
I’m a journalist writing an article for The Dallas Morning News about Bill Reed, an artist in Denton, Texas, who makes bowls for Empty Bowls of Denton.
I already have talked with Bill and one of the administrators for the Dallas organization, but I have some questions about Empty Bowls on a national and international basis. I found your name and email online, so I hope you can help me or refer me to someone who can.
Here are my questions:
- How many total bowls have been sold since Empty Bowls began in 1990? How many just in 2019? Please provide the separate statistics for the United States and worldwide.
- How many total artists donate bowls in the United States and worldwide?
- Do all of the proceeds from the sale of bowls go to a local soup kitchen or food center, or are there other types of recipients?
- Do you track number of bowls per artist? What is the most from any one artist in a given year?
Please respond as soon as possible this week via email or phone. Thank you.
Email:Â [email protected]