Come See What Happens When Potters See Their Shadows on February 2!

Carlow University will host local potters and art students for its annual Bowls in the Night Pottery Marathon on February 2.

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Carlow University’s Annual Pottery Marathon Set for Thursday, February 2All Bowls Made at This Event Go to Empty Bowls Dinner Benefiting Just Harvest and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

Pittsburgh, Pa. – It’s well known that six weeks of winter await if the groundhog sees his shadow on February 2.  Not as well known is that any potter seeing his/her shadow that day must spend six hours plus at Carlow University’s annual “Bowls in the Night” pottery marathon.

Carlow’s Bowls in the Night pottery marathon will take place on Thursday, February 2, beginning at 5 p.m. and lasting until midnight, in the ceramics studio on the first floor of Antonian Hall.  It is an opportunity for local artists and art students to make clay bowls for Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and Just Harvest’s Empty Bowls Dinner.

“This event not only benefits an incredibly worthy cause, but it is also an opportunity for the students to learn how to use their talents outside of the classroom to serve others,” said Carlow art professor Dale Huffman, who hosts the event each year, is an internationally renowned potter, who has been teaching at Carlow since 1996.  He began organizing Bowls in the Night not long afterwards.

The bowls made at this event – on average about 200-250 annually – are provided to the patrons of the Empty Bowls dinner to take home as a keepsake.

The Empty Bowls Dinner will take place on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Rodef Shalom synagogue, located at 4905 Fifth Avenue in Oakland.  It is a simple community meal of soup and bread to help remind people of the one in eight residents of Allegheny County who are facing hunger.  The event, which features soup made by some of Pittsburgh’s top restaurants and celebrity soup servers, typically attracts more than 1,500 people and has raised more than $500,000 in the past 20 years to fight hunger in our region.  For more information about the Empty Bowls Dinner, please call 412-431-8960.


Editor’s Note:  The news media is welcome to cover Bowls in the Night at Carlow.  Please call Drew Wilson on his cell phone (412) 260-6807 to arrange free, convenient parking.

About Carlow University
Carlow is a private, co-educational, Catholic university located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s “Eds, Meds, and Tech” district. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Carlow’s graduates, curriculum, and partnerships reflect its strong commitment to social justice; ethical, forward-thinking and responsible leadership; and service to the community that has a meaningful impact. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in three colleges: Health and Wellness, Leadership and Social Change, and Learning and Innovation. Carlow graduates are in demand for their professional expertise, in fields ranging from nursing, the sciences, and perfusion technology to counseling, education, and forensic accounting; their entrepreneurial spirit and creative mindset; and their ability to manage change.  Carlow’s eleven athletic teams are known as the Celtics, a reflection of the university’s Irish heritage and roots.

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