Local Potters Help Raise Funds

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EUGENE, Ore. — Local pottery enthusiasts spent the weekend doing what they love, but this time in the name of charity.

This weekend was the sixth annual “Throw-a-Thon” at the Eugene pottery studio Clay Space. Dozens of skilled potters donated their time and effort this weekend to help raise money for Food For Lane County.

Potters spent the weekend crafting hundreds of clay bowls. All of those bowls will be sold in May with the revenue going to Food For Lane County as part of their annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser.

Organizers say the bowls typically raise $10,000 for the non-profit. Volunteers we spoke with said the event is really a win for everyone involved.

“It lets us come together as local potters and it brings attention to the pottery community which is good for us. And it lets us create a product for Food For Lane County which is good for the local community,” said local potter Nolan Blansit.

The Clay Space studio has donated time and resources to this cause for the past six fundraisers.

If you’re interested in supporting this cause and buying one of the creations from this weekend, they’ll be on sale May 18 at the Food For Lane Couny Dining Room on 8th Avenue and Lincoln Street.

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