Get Your Bowl

How to Get Your Bowl and Soup

get-bowlHow to get your bowl and soup

  1. Choose your favorite bowl from the thousands of handmade bowls donated by area potters and students.
  2. Pay for your bowl(s).  It's $20 per bowl. Make checks payable to the Austin Empty Bowl Project. Your donation goes further with cash or check, however, we still accept credit cards.
  3. Get your new bowl washed before you get soup.
  4. Get your bowl filled with soup and bread from some of Austin's finest restaurants.
  5. Enjoy your soup while listening to local, live music.
  6. Check out the Austin Empty Bowl t-shirts. They're just $10 each and help cover the cost of the event. Make checks payable to the Austin Empty Bowl Project
  7. Check out the Quilt by Nancy Elder! Quilt drawing tickets are $1.00 each. The drawing is at 3 p.m.  
  8. Bid on a celebrity bowl or artist bowl in the silent auction area.
  9. Have your bowl wrapped up to take home with you.

Silent Auction

After you’ve enjoyed your soup, you are invited to bid on bowls signed by your favorite celebrities or crafted and/or decorated by local and national clay artists. You must make bids in person, but you don’t have to be present to win. Bidding ends at 3:00 on the day of the event.

2015 Silent Auction

2015 Nancy Elder Quilt

2013 Celebrity Bowls

2013 Nancy Elder Quilt

2012 Celebrity Bowls

Artist Bowls from 2010

  • Brian Horst
  • William McDonald
  • Debbie Besch
  • Hester Weigand
  • Kris Asthalter
  • Elizabeth Anderson
  • Tom Hicks
  • Mary Fischer
  • V. Chin
  • Shikha Joshi
  • Todd Van Duren
  • Sandi Krutsinger
  • Teri and Mike Hubbeling
  • Gaye Lynn and Michael Hodgson
  • Nancy Germond
  • Spring Lee
  • Diana Melancon
  • Elizabeth Priddy
  • Clare Pousson
  • Marian Haigh
  • Gery Henderson
  • Lisa Orr
  • Hank Drennen
  • Olive Calvey
  • Ryan McKerley
  • Angela Rogers
  • Carmen Ayala Troncoso


Empty Bowl Sponsors


We'll be returning to the Marchesa Hall for the 20th Annual Austin Empty Bowl Project!

Join us Sunday, November 20, 2016 at The Marchesa Hall & Theatre at The Linc.