Dawn Kranz

"One reason why some of us potters enjoy throwing bowls for Empty Bowls is that it's good practice. Wheelthrowing is a skill, which, like dancing or certain sports can be kept best if kept in use. So, in a way, we're multi-tasking as we also give of our time and unique skill to help out a good cause."

"Folks that I meet often comment on how much they love to decorate bowls and practice their artistry together with friends old and new. I see this again when I unload their finished artwork from my kiln. It is indeed an honor to have such amazing community love pass through my small workshop. To hold these bowls all shiny and warm with tender sentiments, encouragements or commemorations, is an intimate and moving experience. Depictions of what we hold dear preserve the stories of our common life." -- Dawn Kranz