1.                                                                                               2023 Empty Bowls Date April 2, 2023
12-3:00  p.m.

Tickets not necessary

Sponsored by Ceramic Designers Association (CDA) in partnership with Virginia Wesleyan University (VWU) will be held at Virginia Wesleyan University,
Sunday, April 2, 2023
It is a Charity event with all proceeds going to the food programs of local charities that feed the needy                             in our area. We typically raise $20,000 annually.
                   Everything is donated making this a true community event.
Donations are distributed to:
The H.E.R. Shelter, the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia,
    Judeo-Christian Outreach Center,
    Oasis Social Ministries,
The Samaritan House and the Union Mission Ministries.
The event features:
• Hundreds of hand-crafted bowls made and donated by CDA members
and other local artists; each attendee can buy as many as they want
• Art Gallery sale featuring pottery & art work donated by CDA members and
other artists
Free and open to the public!


Ceramic Designers Association is a group of local ceramic artists and potters dedicated to clay. It is a diverse group of artists from emerging potters to professionals, that create works of art from the basic elements of earth and water.

Their support and participation in local art shows, charitable events and workshops contribute to the cultural life of the Hampton Roads area.



Nancy's Circle

Nancy Hendrix was a pottery teacher for the City of Virginia Beach. She taught many students over the course of her career and influenced their work tremendously.

For many in CDA, Nancy was our first teacher. She was very instrumental in the Empty Bowls project and she would tell her students each week, “when you throw, make an extra for Empty Bowls.” When Nancy died in an automobile accident several years ago, CDA wanted to honor her, her work ethic and tenacity. We accomplished that by creating a special pin for potters who donate twenty or more bowls.