Mudflat Studios, in partnership with Food for Free, presents Empty Bowls, a benefit to relieve hunger. At this event, you will NOT hear “No soup for you!” Instead you will be able to devour many savory soups, take home a piece of functional ceramic artwork, and help end hunger in your community.

WHEN: Saturday, April 12th, 2014; 5-8pm
WHERE: Mudflat Studio | 81 Broadway, Somerville
PRICE: $15 in advance; $18 at door; families of 4 or more: $50 in advance/$60 at door. Buy tix here.

5 reasons to check out Empty Bowls


1. Sample Soup

Soup, bread, and beverages will be provided by many well-loved local establishments, including:
 Craigie On Main, East End Grille, The Garden at the Cellar, The Hong Kong, Trader Joe’s Fresh Pond, and more. Fill your bowl as many times as you’d like!

2. Support a great cause: End hunger

Proceeds from this event will help end hunger by filling the bowls of neighbors in need with fresh, healthy food. 1 in 6 Americans suffer from “food insecurity” every day. In 2012, Feeding America reported that 49 million American’s live in “food insecure” homes. This can change. Two projects: Empty Bowls and Food for Free are creating awareness and relief  for communities and individuals suffering from hunger.


Which bowl will you choose?

2014-03-11 17-2.44.252014-03-11 17-2.44.252014-03-11 17-2.44.252014-03-11 17-1.41.373. Pick a ceramic bowl for your soup; then take it home!

Mudflat artisans and students have created towering stacks of one-of-a-kind ceramic bowls (Mudflat director Lynn Gervens estimates there will be 500 bowls to choose from!). In exchange for a cash donation, guests are invited to select, and then keep a bowl, as a reminder of all of the empty bowls in the world.

4. Check out Mudflat’s gorgeous building

Mudflat has recently relocated to a beautifully renovated state-of the-art facility. Located in an old theater, this new location provides the ambiance, studio and classroom space to let creativity flow!  Mudflat offers classes, workshops, outreach programming and events for students of all ages, abilities, and socioeconomic backgrounds. While you’re at the event, consider signing up for a class!


Mudflat’s gorgeous and spacious digs.

5. Mingle with the community

Come join other members of your community to mingle, eat and admire your new ceramic vessels! If trying to make a good impression, slurping not advised.

More about Empty Bowls and Food for Free
Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to  fight hunger and was created by The Imagine Render Group. The basic premise is simple: Potters and other craftspeople, educators and others work with the community to create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread.

Food for Free has taken on the Somerville chapter of this Empty Bowls effort. Food for Free rescues food that would otherwise go to waste and distributes it to community members in need. Through their Food Rescue, Field of Greens, and Home Delivery programs Food for Free serves 80+ food programs in the Boston area.