October 8, 15 & 22
at the Troy Farmers Market


Download Flyer for Empty Bowls

The Troy Riverfront Farmers Market has agreed to host CCCG on three Saturdays in October, as they have for the past two years. Last year, we raised more than $21,000 to support local food pantries.

Volunteers are needed to staff the Farmers Market on October 8, 15 & 22. Shifts are 7:30-11:30am and 11:30am to 3:30pm. If you can help out, please contact Mary Pat at  mphopper@nycap.rr.com.

Calling All Potters:
We need bowls for Empty Bowls which is right around the corner on Oct 8, 15 and 22 at the Troy Farmers Market. Please drop bowls at Waterbrook by Oct 3.

Please commit to making bowls for this event which has raised over $273,000 over the last 16 years for food programs in Troy.

If you can commit to making bowls, let Beth Joslin know how many at joslins@earthlink.net.  You can drop bowls off at Waterbrook on any Wednesday in September between 5 and 9pm or during studio assistant hours:
Jamie DiCesare. Monday 7-9 pm
Kim Lange Tuesday 8-10 am
Chad Cates and Eunseon Park Wednesday 9-11 am
Erin Doescher Thursday 4-6 pm
Mary Shaw Friday 8-10 am
Chris Hamilton Saturday 8-10 am

Please drop bowls at Waterbrook by Oct 3.

Join us at Waterbrook Studio on Wednesdays, September 7, 14 and 21 from 5-9pm to make bowls. Please plan on throwing/trimming/glazing or building/glazing your bowls or make arrangements with Beth Joslin at joslins@earthlink.net if you cannot finish your bowls.  There will be Guild clay available but feel free to bring some of your own too.  Come Wednesday, Sept 28 from 5-9pm to help glaze any unfinished bowls.
We will be in touch about volunteering the days of the event and will share a flyer in the next few weeks.
In the meantime, please make bowls!!!

What is Empty Bowls?

Empty Bowls is a grassroots movement to raise awareness and help end hunger. Started as a local fundraiser in Michigan, in 1990, the Empty Bowls Project has spread throughout the country raising millions of dollars for local food programs.

For the past 14 years, the Collar City Clay Guild, has been fortunate to organize the Empty Bowls Project in Troy, N.Y. The Empty Bowls Program has become a community event in the city that draws hundreds and maybe even over a thousand people each year to help raise money for local food programs.

For years, the Troy community flocked to the Italian Community Center with the great expectation of warm soup, fresh bread, beautiful handmade bowls, and the wonderful company of friends. COVID-19 interrupted that tradition in 2020, but it didn’t stop us from raising funds to fight hunger.  And it won’t stop us in 2021 and beyond.

The Collar City Clay Guild is so proud to support this movement and we hope to continue to do so into the future. Since the beginning of the Empty Bowls Project in Troy, we have raised over $250,000 to support 15 food programs to help put food on their shelves and deliver food to those in need.