We are fortunate to have so many generous potters and pottery students in Austin and we thank all of them for their donations. Throughout the year we will be featuring potters who have gone above and beyond and would like to start with the following who have “bowled us over” for years.
John Gray of Clayworks Studio & Gallery in Austin has been a generous supporter of the Austin Empty Bowl Project for years. Not only does John donate bowls he has made, he also opens up his studio to us for glazing and firing bowls that are made during our bowl making parties. John and Chris are very busy with their own wonderful clay creations and we appreciate their taking the time and making the effort to help the Austin Empty Bowl Project. Take time to visit their beautiful gallery at 1209 E. 6th. http://www.clayworks.net/
Dennis Trombatore, librarian by day, potter whenever he can manage, has made and donated 100 or more beautifully thrown and then carved stoneware bowls every year for the Austin Empty Bowl Project. Dennis is also a regular contributor to the AEBP silent auction.But he doesn’t stop with donating bowls. Every year Dennis and his wife Shiela Winchester show up for duty day of and spend the entire day helping to make things run smoothly. Look for them at the water stations or for Dennis demonstrating how to throw a bowl for people waiting in line.
Terri Gray is a potter, adult pottery instructor and art teacher here in Austin. Terri makes and donates bowls every year and also makes bowls for other people to decorate or sign. Terri is a regular at the bowl making parties, both as a participant and as an instructor. Terri has donated to AEBP’s silent auction and also volunteers day of wherever she is needed. You may have seen her demonstrating bowl throwing last year at Whole Foods for AEBP’s Community Giving Day.
Nancy Hallmark is a potter and an elementary art teacher in Austin. In addition to making and donating boxes of lovely slip-trail decorated thrown bowls every year Nancy invites her fellow teachers, parents and students to come to her classroom and make bowls for AEBP. Nancy is also a regular at our potter bowl making parties. Look for Nancy day of. She’ll be serving soup.
Carmen Troncoso is a potter, a fitness trainer and a world class runner. When she’s not flying around the world to get to a race, she’s throwing bowls for AEBP. Carmen also comes to bowl making parties and fires bowls that other potters make for the project. Carmen regularly donates to the AEBP silent auction as well.
John Vela is a production potter and pottery instructor in Austin whose donations include many of the silent auction bowls that are signed by celebrities. John is very generous with his time and talents. We are “bowled over” by the pace at which he turns out gorgeous bowls as well as his cheerful nature. John also contributes to the Sunset Canyon Empty Bowl event in Dripping Springs.
Thank you to all of our 2014 Potters:
Ann Richards School for Young
Women Leaders, Shawn Mauser
Austin Community College, Sharon Smith
Austin High School, Gayle Andrews and her fabulous ceramics class
Barton Hills Elementary Art Department
Block House Creek Elementary 5th grade – Rebecca Calderon
Brush Strokes Pottery
Dee & Terry Buck
1296 Gruene Rd.
Gruene, TX 78130
Jules and Charles Winson
8402 Avocet Dr.Austin TX 78745
Carolyn Cowan – Ceramics Lodge
Cera-Mix Studio, Claudia Reese
1203 Space LaneAustin, TX 78758
Clare Pousson, Blue Haven Porcelain
Clayton Elementary, Nancy Hallmark
ClayWays Pottery Studio
5442 Burnet Rd.
Austin, TX 78756
John & Chris Gray
1209 E. 6th St.
Austin, TX 78702
Crockett High School, NAHS students, Erin Lane
Diana Seidel, potter,
709 Fletcher St., Austin
Austin, TX 78702
Emily McElmurry, A Home for Art mobile clay studio
Eric Jackson, Laguna Gloria
Garza Independence H.S., David Andrews
Gullett Elementary – Nicki Leatherwood-Schoolar
Hodgson & Hodgson Pottery
Gaye Lynn & Michael Hodgson
Wimberley, TX 78676
Holy Word Lutheran Church
Jack C. Hays High School Art Club
Kathy Hull, potter
5442 Burnet Rd.
Austin, TX 78756
Kelly Emmert, The Art Garage
Keller Williams Realty, Inc. Finance Department
Lauren Hawn & Jolynn Rettig, Oak Hill Elementary
Linda Mosley, lmosley.com
1502 Alta Vista
Austin TX 78704
Literary Coalition of Central Texas
Maria Reitz, Boone Elementary
McCallum High School
Morgan McBride, Muggs Clay Studio
Mu Phi Epsilon
4501 Hank Avenue
Austin, TX 78745
National Charity League, Austin Chapter
Navarro High School, Tiffany Huff
Pat de Vincent, Cracked Earth Studios
806 Teal Lane
Leander, TX 78641
205 Canyon Rim
Austin, TX 78746
Sara Parent-Ramos and the St. Ed’s Ceramics Dept.
Scout Troops: 15, 222, 245, 297, 351, 418, 494, 571, 1285, 1583, 1908, 2039, 2052, 2597
Shikha Joshi, www.potterybyshikha.com
St. Dominic Savio Art Club
St. Stephen’s School, Lisa Orr
Sunset Canyon Pottery
4002 E. Hwy 290
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Susan Page, clay artist
Teri and Mike Hubbeling
1331 1/2 Bonham Terrace
Austin, Texas 78704
Texas A&M University - MSC Arts Awareness Day
Tina Lewis, www.tinalewis.etsy.com
Westlake High School Ceramics Club
Woodlawn Baptist Church
Zoe Flynn – The Flynn House
Blockhouse Creek Elementary
Wendy Thomajan, Daisy in the Mud
Spinning Door County Natural Creations