Sunday, November 23, 2014

Bowl Glazing at Westbrook Public Library

So...we should be used to this story, but it surprises us every time.  Yesterday, the Westbrook Public library hosted a bowl glazing session, and during that two hours, almost 100 people joined us to glaze bowls.  The artists included children of all ages, parents, grandparents, library patrons, and friends from our community. EVERY BOWL WE BROUGHT TO THIS SESSION WAS GLAZED!  Thanks to all of you who joined us for a very special afternoon.

Children's Librarian Mrs. Mary Nyman was an extraordinary host for the event.  Thanks to Mary and to Lew Daniels for inviting us!  Liz Egan & Melissa Ryan provided their usual expert and kind guidance to artists.  Mrs. Ruth Rose, principal at Daisy Ingraham, brought many assorted pies as a gift to our glazers, AND she stayed and served the pies herself for the next two hours!  Thanks so much to Mrs. Rose and to Rose Orchards for their generosity.

Dawn, Jennifer, and I would also like to give our warmest thanks to the many volunteers who helped at this and our previous glazing sessions.  You did it all--assembled (and dis-assembled) tables, stacked chairs, washed brushes, served pie, made posters, organized glazes, scrubbed the floor, assisted guests, and spread the word about the event.  The Empty Bowls Committee has been a positive, generous, and dedicated team, and it continues to be an honor for us to work on this project with you.

The library event was our final open public glazing event.  We will hold two more smaller glazing sessions, one with the Daisy Ingraham Faculty and Staff (December 4th) and one at the Westbrook Senior Center (December 11th).

So enjoy this new collection of photos, and check out the rest of the blog for updates as well as for Empty Bowls dinner ticket information.  We hope you will join us on January 28th for the Empty Bowls Dinner!

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