Empty Bowls recognises potters’ work at charity event

Pictured, Jenny Bates, Janey Green and Nicola Loades hard at work in the kitchen making soup NNL-160221-113738009
Pictured, Jenny Bates, Janey Green and Nicola Loades hard at work in the kitchen making soup NNL-160221-113738009

The talents of more than 85 potters across the country were at Whichford Pottery on Saturday to support Shipston Home Nursing and the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Empty Bowls saw people come through the doors at the pottery near Shipston-on-Stour and they were paired with a bowl designed by artists from as far as Scotland and London.

Whichwood Pottery holding Empty Bowls exhibition to raise money for Shipston Home Nursing and MNDA. Pictured, Josh and Melissa Vizorin with their bowls of soup NNL-160221-113650009

Whichwood Pottery holding Empty Bowls exhibition to raise money for Shipston Home Nursing and MNDA. Pictured, Josh and Melissa Vizorin with their bowls of soup NNL-160221-113650009

Pippa Brook was one of the organisers and said: “It went incredibly well and had 89 people come through our doors. I think people really enjoying seeing the work of the potters, some of whom came from around the area and other from further afield.

“This is the second event we have done and we had more people this year. The Straw Cafe had a nice atmosphere and everyone enjoyed coming in from the February cold to enjoy some hearty soup.”

The event is estimated to have raised about £2,000 and some of the potters who created some work came along on the day, including Laura de Beneditti.

Mrs Brook added: “I think people have more of an understanding of what it takes to create the bowls. Laura enjoyed talking to everyone and said it was nice to be involved.”

Whichwood Pottery holding Empty Bowls exhibition to raise money for two worthy causes. NNL-160221-113811009

Whichwood Pottery holding Empty Bowls exhibition to raise money for two worthy causes. NNL-160221-113811009