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Each year, members of the GLPG participate in a variety of community activities. Guild members donate hand-made bowls to the Empty Bowls event, an international fundraiser by potters to raise money for local food banks, shelters and soup kitchens and increase awareness of hunger-related issues. To learn about other community activities from previous years, click here.


Be A Tourist In Your Own Town
Saturday, June 3, 2017

"Be a Tourist in Your Own Town" was created by the Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau to showcase Greater Lansing's attractions, special events and tourism suppliers to our local residents. The Potters' Guild has participated in the event for a number of years and will do so again in 2017. In 2016 195 people visited the Guild to view our facility, see demonstrations and learn how the pottery process works. For more information about Tourist In Your Own Town click here.


Empty Bowls
October 2017

Details forthcoming

Empty Bowls is a community activity with the goal of providing support for food banks, soup kitchens, and other organizations that fight hunger. Potters make and donate ceramic bowls, in which a simple meal of soup and bread is served. As shown in this picture from 2007, guests may choose their bowls and keep the bowl as a reminder of hunger in the world.To learn more about Empty Bowls, click here.

The Lansing Empty Bowls fund raiser is organized and staffed by the Greater Lansing Food Bank and made possible by Lansing area potters, restaurants, bakeries and local musicians.

In 2015, GLPG members donated more than 400 bowls to the Empty Bowls fund raiser, which benefits the Greater Lansing Food Bank. Each customer chooses a hand-made bowl and also receives soup and bread for a meal. The food was donated by Troppo’s, which hosted the event. In 2015, the bowl sales totaled $9,880.00. The Food Bank also received an additional $3,000.00 from AT&T as a sponsorship.


Other Community Outreach Events

GLPG members have joined other local artisans in displaying and demonstrating their craft at several community events, including the East Lansing Art Festival and the Apple Butter Festival at Fenner Arboretum in Lansing. The pictures show Charlie Seebeck throwing a pot at the East Lansing Art Festival and Pamela Timmons creating a hand-built sun-face sculpture at the Guild during the Tourist In Your Own Town tour. To see previous Guild participation in community outreach programs click here.


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