Shannon's involvement with Empty Bowls began in the early years. She was involved in the planning and organization of the entire bowl production. She became involed with the event soon after moving to town and found it to be a great way to connect with the community. in 2015, Hafermann re-engaged with Empty Bowls through throwing a few bowls which, she says, has really been to motivate herself to get back to the pottery wheel. She is glad to be able to give herself the space to create without judgement of her abilities, while also contributing to the community fundraiser.