NeighborImpact Hosts Pottery Games Throw-A-Thon

NeighborImpact, with  the  support  from the Clay Guild of the Cascades,  announces the 2nd Annual Pottery Games Throw-A-Thon Saturday, August 27, 12-4pm at Cindercone Clay Center.

This fun, family-friendly event includes a frenzy of bowl throwing by local artists.  Potters will come together to throw hundreds of bowls that will be used during NeighborImpact’s annual Empty Bowls fundraiser in November.

“More than 750 bowls are needed for our Empty Bowls fundraiser each year as each attendee receives a bowl at the event to take home,” says Bill Kemp, development director at NeighborImpact. “We really could not provide such beautiful, hand-made bowls without the help of local potters.”

The Empty Bowls event raises much needed funds for NeighborImpact’s Emergency Food Assistance Program.   The 2015, the Empty Bowls event raised enough money to leverage over 60,000 meals and an “empty bowl” serves as a reminder of how many individuals face hunger on a daily basis.

The Pottery Games Throw-A-Thon will be held this weekend. See below for date, time and location:
Saturday, August 27
Cindercone Clay Center
50 SE Scott Street
Bend, OR

For more information about the Throw-A-Thon, contact Helen Bommarito, event coordinator, at 206-915-3655 or

About the Clay Guild of the Cascades (CGC):
CGC share a passion about clay with each other and the community. Our aim is to promote creative self-expression in clay, share knowledge and experience, and facilitate an appreciation of handmade pottery and ceramics.  Activities that support our aim are member meetings, educational workshops, cooperative purchases of supplies, exhibitions, and participation in charitable projects.

About NeighborImpact: 
Since 1985, NeighborImpact has been a leader in developing solutions and bringing resources to Crook, Jefferson and Deschutes County. The agency offers a diversity of services meeting basic human needs for food and shelter, while enriching people’s lives by providing access to increased education, skills, and hope for the future. NeighborImpact is a private nonprofit organization that receives federal, state and local grants, foundation grants, and donations from individuals and businesses in our community. To learn more about NeighborImpact please visit

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