Empty Bowls is an annual fund raising event held by the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) which is strongly supported by DAW. It is held in the Feb/March time frame, where top Dallas area chefs and restaurants provide gourmet soups, breads, and deserts to guests who contribute to the event. Proceeds from Empty Bowls go directly to NTFB.

While guests at the Empty Bowls event receive an excellent lunch prepared by famous chefs, the high point for most attendees is getting to select one of the 3000 Empty Bowls created by local potters and wood turners. There is also the option for guests to upgrade, for an additional fee, from a group of select bowls. Or, they can trade up to a very nice piece in a silent auction.

Most of the Empty Bowls are donated by Dallas area potters and members of Dallas Area Woodturners and Hunt County Woodturners. The wood bowls are very popular with the patrons.
Some guidelines to keep in mind

  • minimum diameter is 5 inches
  • decoration permitted just no sharp edges
  • complete the bowl in a smooth manner
  • finish should be food safe and fully cured when turned in

Dallas Area Woodturners 2021

Lou Boudreaux55
D Stuekerjuergen24
Roger Smith23
Jim LaRocca5
R Dawson1

Dallas Area Woodturners 2020 – 136 Bowls contributed

Dallas Area Woodturners 2019 – 167 Bowls contributed

For any further information on the Empty bowls program please see Bob Fleming at the next club meeting.