Tonight brings the results of the bowl throwing many potters did a couple months ago, making over 1600 bowls in less than 24 hours. Organized by Mark Terry of George Fox University, this amazing event brought together students (who provided us with an endless supply of wedged clay balls for throwing and removed them as soon as they were done) and professional and student potters who donated the time to make the bowls. Students later glazed and fired all of them in the repeated firings that have been taking place since the throwing.
For a flat fee, tonight each person can choose the bowl of their choice, get a meal, and take the bowl home. All proceeds go to Haitian relief. Kudos to Mark and his students!
The picture of me above, which is the author's photo on my Anagama book, was taken by 14-year-old Mya Hoskisson, a talented ceramic artist, athlete and photographer.