First Session Monday, Jan. 21, at Wofford.
More Sessions are in the making.
Bowl-Making Sessions… are held several times during the year. The general public is invited to hand-make pottery bowls with the assistance of trained volunteers. The unfinished bowls are later glazed and fired by trained potters — made ready for the Soup Day fundraiser. No experience is necessary, and all materials, including instruction by Carolina Clay Artists, are free. These are family-oriented events that promote creativity and community involvement.
Monday, January 21
Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts
10 a.m.–12 p.m. & 1–3 p.m.
Soup Day 2019
Usually late summer or early fall.
Exact day and place to be determined.
On Soup Day… is when hundreds of brilliantly glazed, handcrafted pottery bowls made by local citizens are presented to the community as fundraiser to feed local needy citizens. It is truly an impressive sight! Patrons will donate $20 per bowl (theirs to keep) and enjoy unlimited gourmet soups, bread, and tea; live music; and the fellowship of likeminded citizens who want to end hunger in Spartanburg. It really is the philanthropic spirit of the day that is most satisfying. All proceeds will go toward TOTAL Ministries, a local charity that helps citizens in financial straits. In recent years, more than $33,000 were raised each year. Regional musicians are also at Soup Day, performing free throughout the day. For just $20, get a handmade pottery bowl, your fill of soup, live entertainment, and a warm feeling of doing good.
Many people get several bowls and use them as meaningful gifts throughout the year.