Empty Bowls

Empty BowlsBlues fans will find more than music at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union. They’ll also find beautiful, hand-crafted pottery at the Oregon Potters Association Empty Bowls booth.

Empty Bowls symbolizes hunger and poverty faced by people throughout the world. Originally created by a group of Michigan potters in 1991, Empty Bowls is now a national effort and an important fundraiser at the Waterfront Blues Festival.

Oregon Potters Association, a group of potters working in Oregon and southwest Washington, and Oregon Glass Guild artists donate thousands of beautiful, hand-crafted pieces to sell at the Empty Bowls Booth at the Waterfront Blues Festival. Proceeds directly benefit Oregon Food Bank’s work to fight hunger and its root causes. 

Since 1993, OPA’s Empty Bowls has raised nearly $300,000 to help fight hunger in Oregon and Clark County, Wash.

Thank you, members of Oregon Potters Association!




About Oregon Potters Association


Empty BowlsThe nonprofit Oregon Potters Association is a group of potters working in Oregon and southwest Washington. OPA’s goal is to promote individual creativity, excellence and growth through education and a cooperative spirit.
Empty Bowls

Visit the Oregon Potters Association website to learn more about the Empty Bowls project.