Behind the Scenes with Soup or Socks Empty Bowls


finished glazed bowls
Ceramic Bowls After Glaze Fire

The act of giving back to the community can come in various forms, and one such example is the Soup or Socks Empty Bowls charity event. This event, which has been held across the world, aims to raise awareness and funds for the fight against hunger. Local Marshfield students and community artists have come together to make handmade ceramic bowls specifically for the event this Saturday, March 11th, from 11 am to 2 pm at Hotel Marshfield.

Last week Explore Marshfield had the pleasure of joining local pottery artists Kathleen Rulka, and Florence Becot, plus Marshfield High art teacher Tim Bergelin as they generously volunteered their time to prepare the bowls they produced, as well as the ones that were handmade by students, for glaze fire.

Glazing is an essential part of the pottery-making process. It’s the final stage before the final firing, which adds a protective layer to the bowls, making them durable and resistant to wear and tear. Glazing also adds a creative element to pottery. Volunteers used pouring, dipping, and painting techniques to glaze. Some bowls have a single color, creating a bold and vibrant look. Others have multiple colors, resulting in a unique and individualized appearance.

Explore wants to thank these community volunteers for all their hard work and the generous time that they give to such a wonoderful cause. To learn more about Soup or Socks and Empty Bowls visit their website here.