Join us in making bowls. Get your hands dirty!

This year, all of the public bowl-making events will be held at either Spartanburg Art Museum School, located at Chapman Cultural Center or West Main Artists Co-op in Spartanburg. At these events, the public is invited to make handmade pottery bowls. No experience is necessary, and all materials, including instruction by Carolina Clay Artists, are free. The bowls are left to be glazed and fired, and eventually used on Soup Day. Organizers hope to have 1,400 bowls made this year. Please join us on the following dates:

• June 14
Spartanburg Art Museum School, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. / 1-3 p.m.

• June 19
West Main Co-op, 6-8:30 p.m. (during ArtWalk)

• July 19
Spartanburg Art Museum School, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. / 1-3 p.m.

• Aug. 16
Spartanburg Art Museum School, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. / 1-3 p.m.

• Aug. 21
West Main Co-op, 6-8:30 p.m. (during ArtWalk)


Hub City Empty Bowls 2014 announced!

For the past five years, Hub City Empty Bowls has raised tens of thousands of dollars to feed local citizens by having the general public make clay bowls that were later filled with soup and sold to raise money for established charities that feed local and needy citizens.

Please make plans to join us at Hub City Empty Bowls 2014 on September 27th. Hundreds of colorful and handmade bowls will be on display during Soup Day, and for a $15 donation per bowl, patrons may enjoy unlimited gourmet soup donated by local restaurants. The community event also features live music, and a silent auction. Have fun, and enjoy great soup, all while knowing that you’re helping others. Oh yes, and you can keep the bowl!


Hub City Empty Bowls 2013 set for November 9th.

Hub City Empty Bowls 2013 will take place Saturday, November 9th, 2013 at The Chapman Cultural Center in the lobby of the David W. Reid Theater from 11:00 am to 7:30 pm.

Many thanks to the Carolina Clay Artists for taking the lead role for this event. Co-sponsors are the Spartanburg Art Museum, Chapman Cultural Center, the West Main Artists Co-op and

Soup Bowls, handmade by the Spartanburg Community, will be available for a $15 donation. You can fill the bowl with delicious soup provided by any of the many restaurants participating. Sit back and listen to the music throughout the day. Eat the Soup. Enjoy the Music. Keep the Bowl. Feed the Hungry.

There will also be a Silent Auction for other handmade pottery pieces. Get you bid in and cross your fingers. Someone will take home a beautiful piece of local pottery!

Please check back here for details on bowl-making sessions, participating restaurants, entertainment listing and more!


For the family, friends, neighbors, children, teenagers, parents, and grandparents. Absolutely no experience necessary! Make a bowl to help the community Feed the Hungry.

Another Bowl-making session will take place on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 from 10:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 3:00 at the Spartanburg Art Museum Art School Pottery Studio at the Chapman Cultural Center 200 E. St. John St. Spartanburg, SC

Music Line-up for the Event

11 am – The Lovely Jodie
12 pm – Fayssoux
1 pm – Rich Nelson
2 pm – Anna V
3 pm – The Windjammers
4 pm – Frank Walker
5 pm – Mark Miller
6 pm – Matthew B. Knights

Many Thanks to Mark Miller for making all the music arrangements with these fabulous local musicians.