21st Annual Empty Bowls Dinner

Friday March 15, 2019, 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Virginia Wesleyan University, 1584 Wesleyan Dr.
Jane P. Batten Student Center

Empty Bowls Dinner Tickets purchased through PayPal will be at the ticket table in the front lobby on the night of the event in the name of the purchaser.

Online sales end at noon 3/15/19. (Tickets are $30 at the door.)

To make a donation via PayPal, click below:

Extra bowls will go on sale at 7 PM for $10 each.


2019 Empty Bowls Dinner Poster available for download

2019 Empty Bowls 8.5x11 Poster-Grayscale.pdf
2019 EmptyBowls 8.5x11 Poster-Color.pdf


What is Empty Bowls?

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.