Glass Gathering March Meeting
Location: Harmony Stained Glass
Show and Tell
Program Part 1: During the meeting and continuing throughout the day at Harmony, Glass Gathering’s photography equipment (lights, backdrop, etc.) will be made available to those wishing to create quality images of their work. Add to your portfolios and create photos to enter in the 2019 Glass Gathering Art Show! Members and guests must bring their own camera, and pre-register for a time slot.
Program Part 2: Make A Fused Glass Bowl for Empty Bowls Houston 2019
Empty Bowls is a grassroots effort by artists and craftspeople in cities and towns across the country to feed the hungry in their communities. Empty Bowls Houston is implemented locally by Houston-area artists working in various media, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and the Houston Food Bank. Artists donate handcrafted bowls, then the Food Bank and HCCC host a fundraising event where the bowls are purchased by attendees. Last year, more than 1,500 bowls in clay, wood, fiber, glass, metal and other media were donated by local artists at colleges, K-12 schools and group or individual studios. Glass Gathering would like to support this cause by creating bowls to be donated at our March meeting. Harmony Stained Glass is generously donating all required firing to create the bowls. If members would like to take part you will need to bring or purchase the glass necessary to create your bowl. If you are not a fuser, we will lend a hand! Here are some guidelines:
1. The Event is held on May 18th, so Houston Food Bank will be setting up in the morning on May 17th. Glass Gathering members are welcome to drop off bowl donations at the May 11th meeting. These will be delivered by Anne Hallman-Perez. If you can't make that deadline, then drop off your bowls before COB May 16th at either HCCC or the Ceramic Store.
2. Bowls need not be food safe, but do include care and use limitations attached to each bowl to ensure buyers are well informed about their purchase.
3. They sell soup size bowls for $25 (equals 75 meals). Anything larger is priced accordingly and sold in the Select Bowl area of the event. That being said, they usually still price the glass bowls higher because these sell really well and the detail is usually worth the bump in price. If you have suggestions for pricing, please label your items clearly so that HFB can best respect your wishes with the donated items.